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VA – OPINION – Virginia’s Giddy Gun Controllers

Calling the state legislature into session last Wednesday, Gov. Ralph Northam could not have been more elated. His Democrats have taken over the state legislature and are giddily preparing to exercise every ounce of their new-found powers. Northam’s expansive legislative agenda includes: passage of the long-dead Equal Rights Amendment (the deadline for ratification expired in 1982); decriminalization of marijuana; big spending on “save the planet” environmental nonsense; further liberalization of abortion laws; and, of course, far-reaching strict gun controls. Today, the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee will begin consideration of a host of gun control bills. One week from today, groups such as the National Rifle Association and the Virginia Civilian Defense League are planning a mass demonstration against the bills. Northam and the Dems will try to make these protests moot by getting their legislation passed quickly. Among the bills being considered are requirements for background checks on all firearms sales, red flag laws, a one-a-month limit on purchasing pistols, closing the “gun show loophole,” and bans on possession of firearms in state buildings and parks. And that’s not the half of it.  [full article]

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