Va. lawmakers reject ‘assault weapon’ ban

Va. lawmakers reject ‘assault weapon’ ban

You’re probably used to see Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s face painted black. This morning, however, it’s yellow. This is the result of the abundance of egg he is wearing.

Despite high hopes that his state would become the first in the union to ban so-called “assaults weapons,” the governor saw his hopes dashed when four Democrats voted with Republicans to defeat the bill. If passed, it would have prohibited the sale of certain semiautomatic firearms, including AR-15-style rifles.

Northam can take some solace in the fact that his plan to trample all over the Second Amendment is down but not totally out.

According to the Associated Press, “Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue.”

But not all gun-rights supporter who attended the committee hearing are convinced that the bill will not be revived before the year is out. David Majure, one of the opponents of the ban, is quoted as saying, “I’m happy about it [the outcome of the vote], but I don’t trust them.”

He is just one of many Virginia gun owners who pushed back hard against the legislation:

Last month, tens of thousands of guns-rights activists from around the country flooded the Capitol and surrounding area in protest, some donning tactical gear and carrying military rifles. And more than 100 counties, cities and towns have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, vowing to oppose any new “unconstitutional restrictions” on guns.

Meanwhile, the Left remains as ignorant as ever on the topic of guns. On Saturday, former Vice Pres. Joe Biden demonstrated his cluelessness, tweeting:

Weapons of war.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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