Virginia has been an ugly place for gun owners since the most recent state election placed anti-gunner Democrats in control of the state legislature. This set up a situation which made it look likely that Northam and his anti-gun cronies would be able to shove gun control down the throats of all Virginians.
And, to be frank, there hasn’t been much good news coming out about this whole situation. Northam has been using typical tyrannical anti-gunner tactics (lying about an “imminent threat” to justify a gun ban, etc.) and trying to scare and bully people into giving into his ludicrous demands for gun control.
Granted, we’ve been seeing push back against Northam’s tactics by a #VAGunRightsRebellion which has caused the gun sanctuary movement and peaceful protests against Northam’s foolishness.
Finally, though, the Virginia legislature is starting to push back against Northam’s gun control efforts. The Virginia Senate shot down one of Northam’s pet gun control bills in committee which makes it look like that particular bill is going to die in committee instead of going to a full floor vote. An Associate Press story gives us the details:
The Virginia Senate has blocked one of Gov. Ralph Northam’s top gun-control bills, making it another measure the Democratic governor supports that may not pass the legislature. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Monday against a bill that would make it a felony to “recklessly leave a loaded, unsecured firearm” in a way that endangers a minor. The legislation is one of eight gun measures that the governor has urged lawmakers to adopt. Virginia has become ground zero in the nation’s raging debate over gun control and mass shootings as a new Democratic majority has pledged to put strict new limits in place.
Now, we’re not suggesting that the tide has turned and that gun owners in Virginia won’t need to continue to fight. But we’ll take every little piece of good news coming out of Virginia right now about gun rights.
And all the rest of us who aren’t in Virginia should be paying attention to what is happening there, too. Because Michael Bloomberg and company are wanting to do the same things in the rest of the country that they are trying to do in Virginia right now.