Virginia Is Pushing Even Harder For Silly Specific Gun Control Situations

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If you’re reading this site, there is a good chance that you, like me, oppose gun control on, at least, Constitutional grounds and maybe also on practical grounds (i.e. based on reality and not on falsified and/or shoddy “research”). That being the case, I don’t need to explain to you what is wrong with the gun control legislation and executive orders which are being pushed through Congress and the White House.

But don’t forget that there is this same foolishness on the state level in many states which we need to fight against, too. Virginia, if you’ll recall, comes to mind as one of those states in which the foxes are guarding the hen house when it comes to the personal liberties of the citizens of that state.

The gun control that is being shoved down the throat of folks in Virginia is appalling, but, now, it’s gone beyond appalling to outright ridiculous (hat tip to here for the lead). Larry Keane gives us the details:

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There’s a bill brewing in Virginia that’s got great intentions but will wreak havoc for gun ranges and the state-run background check system.

Democratic state Sen. Creigh Deeds introduced SB 1250, legislation to require background checks for gun rentals. It’s a first-of-its-kind bill that was introduced following tragic incidents of suicides at just two Virginia gun ranges. The parents of the deceased implored Sen. Deeds to introduce the bill.

Sen. Deeds is familiar with the tragic and shocking loss of a family member from suicide by firearm. His adult son was suffering a mental health crisis. Sen. Deeds’ son attacked him with a knife, critically injuring him before using a firearm to take his own life.

Now, Sen. Deeds is ushering through a bill that’s already been approved by Virginia’s Senate Judiciary Committee and under consideration by the Senate Finance Committee. The legislation would require the same background check that’s required for a firearm sale to be conducted for each time an individual walks into a gun range and rents a firearm.

Now, let’s be clear: it’s tragic that two people committed suicide by any method, but to force background checks every time that someone rents a gun at a range is wasteful and unnecessarily cumbersome. Because, let’s be honest here, if a person is determined to commit suicide, they can find a way to get that done. Background checks on renting a firearm at a gun range isn’t going to fix that problem.

But anti-gunners aren’t ones to let any excuse to lockdown their populace even further go to “waste.”

Folks in Virginia, you need to contact your representatives and have this bill stillborn before it can get to Ralph Northam’s desk.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Yet again another ‘law’ that will ONLY effect Law Abiding Citizens and will have no effect on CRIMINALS. Yet the antis always claim that those are who they are trying to stop.

    • Very true. Truth is that anti-gun politicians don’t care one hoot in Hell about the welfare or safety of We The People anyway. It’s all about Power OVER The People and anti-gun pols have gotten too greedy. Vote them the hell out!

  2. Til these FOOL pass a laws that let us gun owner know the GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO PAY FOR A RAPE, KILLING, OR BREAKING IN AN ENTER! No sense in giving up what keep you alive! CRIMINAL don’t follow laws! Never do DEMONcrat FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION LAWS!

  3. Why pass a bills because a father son committ sucide? Stupid thing I ever heard! No body else was responsible for the fool committ sucide! They took their own lives! The gun didn’t!

  4. Lies after lies! These POLITICAN want power and control over the lower class of people! Maybe Virginia will be the settlement of the civil war AGAIN!

  5. I would Love to someday turn on my computer, and see that someone is finally speaking on the subject of what the Left(Democrats) really mean, when speaking about Gun Control. It’s not about Mass Shootings, Background Checks, Taxes, Mental Health, Gun Crimes, etc….., It’s about Having COMPLETE POWER, and CONTROL, over The People, PERIOD!! As long as WE The People Have Guns, THEY Cannot Completely Control Us!! THEY don’t want Guns Completely Abolished, They Just Want them All for Themselves, Not US! The Guns are Meant Solely for They’re Enforcement Wing(Brown-Shirts), to Whip Us into TOTAL Compliance!! To Be at THEY’RE Mercy for Everything WE Need for Survival!! This IS the “REAL REASON” for Gun Control, and IT NEEDS TO BE Shouted To The Rooftops!! Stop Pathetically Dancing around the Issue, and Speak the Damn Truth!! We are Giving THEM Way too Much Credit for Being Honest, and Reasonable. THEY are Anything But Honest, Ethical, or Reasonable, WAKE UP PLEASE !!!

  6. All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void.”
    Marbury v. Madison, 5 US (2 Cranch) 137, 174, 176 (1803)

    re•pug•nant. rĭ-pŭg′nənt►
    adj. Arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive.
    adj. Contradictory; inconsistent.
    Opposing; resisting; refractory; disposed to oppose or antagonize

  7. Since a knife was used in the attack on the senator, are they going to push for background checks to buy a knife??

  8. These fascist democrats just want to rule over the people like Hitler did, they are no different. They want to unconditionally disarm so they can tell us when to s**t. Gun control laws are not only unconstitutional but criminal. Run these demonrats out of our country and send them to China especially the ones in our White House today. Illinois,New York,Michigan and California all Democratic controlled states have some of the strictest gun control laws but have the highest rate of deaths by firearms, that’s because only the criminals and illegals have access to firearms

  9. It is interesting that those who are pushing for gun control do not seem to realize who they are affecting! They for some unknown reason seem to think that by passing some restrictive legislation that the criminal element is going to say ” Oh gosh we better pay attention to this or we will get arrested!” I have some specific news for those pushing for gun control,’ Criminals don’t give a damm about the law, it is why they are called criminals because they flout the law! Your laws mean “NOTHING TO THEM!” The only people that are hurt by these laws are law abiding citizens, Oh and by the way, those of you who support these insane gun laws are making laws against “INANIMATE OBJECTS” IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT IS “LOOK IT UP” , there are numerous inanimate objects that cause more harm and death than guns but you say nothing about these, “WHY” Do you not know the difference?
    Do you know what a “hammer” is, or a “BLUNT OBJECT”, how many people are killed annually in cars? Airplanes? Suicide, or just “crossing the street”?
    apparently you just don’t think, just respond to emotion of someone else who can’t think either!

    Yup “you just can’t fix stupid!”

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