Skip to comments.Northern Virginia Lawmakers Say Gun Control Remains a Tough Fight
Posted on 12/11/2012 8:24:12 AM PST by marktwain
Trying to get more stringent gun control legislation through the Virginia General Assembly is something of a losing battle, according to at least two state lawmakers representing Northern Virginia.
Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-35th) lamented that hes tried multiple times to tighten up Virginias gun rights, but to little avail.
He told audience members of a state legislative forum held at Alexandrias City Hall that three years ago he introduced a bill after a man shot and killed two police officers before shooting and killing himself.
Saslaw said in response, he introduced a bill making it illegal in Virginia to bring a gun onto police grounds. The Senate then narrowed that measure by making it illegal to bring a gun into a police station. House members ultimately killed the bill.
When you cant get a bill through to ban private citizens from bringing guns to the secure area of a police station
, Saslaw said, throwing up his hands exasperatedly. Saslaw serves on the Senate Courts of Justice Committee, which is responsible for legislation dealing with public safety. He also unsuccessfully fought against the repeal of the one-gun-a-month law, which limited handgun purchases in Virginia to one per 30 days for an individual.
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Because a guy intent on murdering someone will be stopped dead in his tracks by a sign that reads “No Guns Allowed!”
Well then Dickie-boy, I guess my only suggestion for you would e to move to Maryland, their gun laws appear to be more to your liking.
Liberals want to take guns away from honest, law-abiding citizens while deliberately leaving them in the hands of criminals so that criminals can just walk right in and take whatever they want because it’s “rightfully” theirs.
He's also a dolt ~ his first effort at gun control was to prohibit the foreign born from owning guns. This latest one ~ no one gets to take a gun into a police facility ~ is more of the same sort of stupidity.
He'd have everyone leaving their firearms on their carseats out in the parking lot!
No worries, Bob Costas is on their team....
We need SPENDING control, not gun control
BTW, could this be why people are getting their guns?
Democrats threaten violence on Michigan House floor
There will be blood, State Representative Douglas Geiss threatened from the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives today as the body debated legislation that would make Michigan the nations 24th right to work state.
There will be blood, State Representative Douglas Geiss threatened from the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives
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Why do I feel that if I were in the gallery and made that statement (with the caveat if it DOESN’T pass), that I would be spending a little time to ‘cool off’ while I was being checked out?
Id say that would be an excellent way to get an inside look into Michigans finest detention facilities.
There’s no such thing as tightening up gun rights.