Gun control bills passed Virginia despite show of force from opponents

ABC News

The Virginia state legislature passed a package of gun control bills Thursday, more than a week after thousands of the legislation’s armed opponents marched through Richmond.

Virginia’s House of Delegates approved seven pieces of legislation aimed at curbing gun violence, including universal background checks, a monthly limit on handgun purchases and “a red flag” law, which would give judges and police officers the authority to remove a weapon from an individual if they pose a threat.

The state Senate, which — along with the House — gained a Democratic majority for the first time in more than twenty years this year, passed five similar bills two weeks ago. Proponents of the gun control measures said the bills would ensure fewer injuries, deaths and suicides around the state.

“I want this body to put the lives and safety of our constituents first. For too long this body has put the convenience of gun owners over everybody else,” Del. Patrick Hope said before he made his vote.

Gov. Ralph Northam has expressed strong support for the bills.

The bills were met with some opposition from delegates, who argued that they infringed on the second amendment rights of their constituents. Del. Les Adams contended that the bills would not decrease crime in the state.

“Bills that chip away at those rights are strongly resented by our people,” he said.

Last week on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, several gun rights groups including the Virginia Citizen Defense League lobbied against the bill in a tense rally.

Northam issued a state of emergency following credible threats of violence on Lobby Day, and banned all weapons from the state Capitol grounds while the rallies took place.

Despite the order, 16,000 armed gun rights activists marched through the streets of Richmond outside of the prohibited areas.

The Virginia Citizen Defense League didn’t immediately return messages for comment on Thursday’s vote. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence hailed the passage and pushed the Virginia Legislature to enact more gun control measures.

“We’ve seen steady progress from the Virginia legislature in considering and passing common sense policies that will make our Commonwealth safer,” its president, Kris Brown, said in a statement.

12 thoughts on “Gun control bills passed Virginia despite show of force from opponents

    1. As Henry says, “STOP! Or I’ll say, “STOP!” again”. It amazes me how these paytriots, who have all the weapons and all the power, will do everything but fall short of igniting the fire. In which case, the Commies will win every time because they know the paytriots will never do anything to stop them.

      1. These are not the patriots, these are the shill corporations playing 3 card monte with anyone who will participate.
        They talk about 22,000 people like this is a large number. The average football stadium holds 69,000 people. This 22,000 had to be shipped to Virginia from all over the country. It is all a farce. They will meet the real Virginians when they go to where the real Virginians are. They didn’t travel to Richmond because it is their intent to fight.
        This NRA, GOA, assholeioAA, has become so blatant in their complicity to treason, who’d want to be seen with them? They are the enemy and the American nationals have yet to be confronted. When they are there will be no doubt, just piles and piles of dead communists.
        Never get discouraged.

        1. One thing that’s rarely talked about are the overseas comaradery with other Patriots that will travel here at the drop of a hat to support the 2nd article. There are so many if, and’s, or buts that any UN intervention could be something that will work against these MTFKRS in a very ugly way. Patriots to American Bill of Rights aren’t just in America, you can count on that. American Militia has many friends….. Alot of JOO haters out there…

          This site reaches far and wide…So does the hate of the JOO.. This shit works both ways, huge….

        2. “They are the enemy and the American nationals have yet to be confronted. When they are there will be no doubt, just piles and piles of dead communists.
          Never get discouraged.”

          I’m Hal Apeeno and I support this message!

          And as for our enemy…………….

          1. Thanks,Hal. Enjoy me some reel big fish:-) Best part about ska/core is you can enjoy some angry sentiments/violence but do it with a smile.

  1. That was a “show of force” from the serfs who believe in your charade.

    Not all of US are so weak, spineless and pathetic and willing to play your stupid “legal” game.

    These cosplay party-line paytriots are NOT indicative of the true free American national.

    What did those idiots think tyrants were going to do about their begging and whining?

    It’ s sad but I do hope it woke a few up and made them realize that despots don’t give a shite about what YOU want or are entitled to.

    If not, at least be useful as a shield or something that will help those that are willing to do what’s necessary.

  2. “common sense policies”?

    Seriously, what friggin Commie decided to use those words to pass any gun control bill? It sounds like words a kindergarten teacher would use to his or her students. Is that what these fools think of us? Is that what the people of this country have become? De-evolved back to kindergarteners?


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