It’s amazing how the stupidity of anti-gunners in Virginia continues to escalate.
For example, the same people who support gun control typically are the same people who want abortion to be legal. One of the most heard abortion arguments is that people will get abortions anyway (so, they should be “safe and legal”), but those same folks think that the government that cannot prevent abortions is the same government that can prevent people getting guns. Or repairing guns, for that matter.
And, now, Virginia Democrats are continuing that stupidity. John Crump writes,
The “Assault Firearms” bill (HB 961) in Virginia passed the Public Safety Committee on Friday.
On Monday, the legislature read the bill for the first time in the full House of Delegates. The full House of Delegates will vote on the bill before the annual crossover day. Crossover day is where the Senate sends all passed measures to the House and vis versa.
The bill will ban magazines that hold more than 12-rounds, Shotguns that hold more than seven shells, semi-automatic rifles with certain cosmetic features, suppressors, and trigger actuators. There are other things in the bill that gun owners are overlooking.
Some of those “other things” are that the bill prevents modifying a firearm into an “assault weapon” which likely means that you aren’t allowed to make your gun look scary.
Another provision is even more disturbing. Crump continues,
This hidden provision would make it illegal for the manufacturing of “assault firearms” in Virginia unless the intent is to sell it to the military or the police. Several manufacturers in Virginia would be put out of business or forced to move out of Virginia. The people employed by these companies would lose their jobs and cause economic hardships on the very people Democrats claim they care about the most, the working class.
In fact, they showed how much they cared about the public by only giving them six minutes to express their opposition to HB 961. After the committee voted the public was kicked out of the room by Capitol police under threat of arrest on orders from the Democrats. Talking to long time observers none could recall that happening before.
That’s right, only six minutes for the public to debate a bill which could be numerous people out of work. It’s obvious that these legislators really care about their constituents, isn’t it?
It’s this kind of attempt to run roughshod over our Second Amendment rights and shove gun control down our throats without any opportunity for opposition which caused the #VAGunRightsRebellion to begin in the first place, and it’s this continued idiocy on the part of gun control advocates which causes the rebellion to continue.