Virginia may be ground zero!

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The VDCL 2020 General Assembly voting record document has been released. Some key points:

Senate

The voting records in the Senate were stark, with the worst Republican voting record (Senator Siobhan Dunnavant at a poor 67%) being far better than the best Democrat (Senator Chap Petersen at a miserable 8%).

5 Senators voted 100% pro-gun (all Republican) and 11 Senators voted 0% pro-gun (all Democrats).

Best pro-gun voting record in the Senate: Senator Mark Obenshain.

Senators voting 100% pro-gun: Mark D. Obenshain, William M. Stanley, Jr., Amanda Chase, David Sutterlein, and Todd E. Pillion

Worst voting record in the Senate: Senator Louis Lucas, who was recently in the news after being charged with TWO FELONIES dealing with the destruction of public property.

Senators voting 0% pro-gun: David W. Marsden, Jeremy McPike, George L. Barker, Ghazala Hashmi, T. Montgomery Mason, Adam P. Ebbin, Janet D. Howell, Mamie E. Locke, Barbara A. Favola, Jennifer B. Boysco, Richard L. Saslaw, Jennifer L. McClellan, Joseph Morrissey, and L. Louise Lucas

House

While not as stark as the Senate, the House had only one Democrat (Delegate Roslyn Tyler with an 87% voting record) who beat some Republicans (Delegates Glenn Davis with 83% and Carrie Coyner with a poor 67%).

25 Delegates voted 100% pro-gun (all Republicans) and 42 Delegates voted 0% pro-gun (all Democrats).

Best pro-gun voting record in the House: Delegate Ronnie Campbell.

Delegates voting 100% pro-gun: Ronnie Campbell, John McGuire, James W. Morefield, Dave A. LaRock, Les R. Adams, Robert B. Bell III., Jeffrey L. Campbell, Emily Brewer, M. Kirkland Cox, Mark L. Cole, Chris Collins, Nicholas Frietas, Christopher T. Head, Terry G. Kilgore, Margaret B. Ransone, Wendell Walker, Kathy J. Byron, C. Todd Gilbert, M. Keith Hodges, Joseph P. McNamara, Israel D. O’Quinn, Charles D. Poindexter, Michael J. Webert, Scott Wyatt, and R. Lee Ware.

Worst pro-gun voting record in the House: Delegate Marcia Price.

Delegates voting 0% pro-gun: Kelly Convirs-Fowler, Elizabeth R. Guzman, Nancy Guy, Betsy B. Carr, Alex Akdew, Suhas Subramanyam, Jeion A. Ward, Hala Ayala, Wendy Gooditis, Sally Hudson, Mark L. Keam, Martha Mugler, Danica Roem, Ibraheem Samirah, Kathy Tran, Rodney Willett, Charniele L. Herring, Delores L. McQuinn, Don Scott, Jr., Schuyler Vanvalkenburg, Vivian E. Watts, Karrie Delaney, Chris Hurst, David Reid, Luke E. Torian, Kathleen Murphy, Marcus B. Simon, C. E. Hayes, Jay Jones, Laschrecse Aird, Paul Krizek, Michael P. Mullen, Mark D. Sickles, Richard C. “Rip” Sullivan, Jr., Joshua Cole, Kaye Kory, Shelly Simonds, Alfonso H. Lopez, Sam Rasoul, Jennifer Carroll Foy, Mark Levine, and Marcia Price.

Voting Record Document

Here is a link to the full 2020 General Assembly Voting Record document, which includes each vote that every legislator made on gun bills.

A note on the voting records in the House for Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn and Delegate Patrick Hope. You might be surprised to see that Filler-Corn had a 20% pro-gun voting record and Hope had a 17% voting record, much higher than most of their follow Democrats. That’s because Filler-Corn put in a bill that VCDL supported, which was signed into law (no sales tax on gun safes that cost less that $1,500). As Speaker, she also gets points or loses points if gun bills are “pocket vetoed” (never get a vote and are not even assigned to a committee). Hope is in a similar situation as the chairman of the committee that heard most of the gun bills. If a bill was assigned to his committee and didn’t get a vote, like the Speaker, he received points or lost points based on whether the bill was anti-gun or pro-gun, respectively. Because many gun-control bills were pocket vetoed, Filler-Corn and Hope got positive credit, depending on which one of them pocket-vetoed the bill.

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Never think that guardsmen won’t fire on Americans.

All you have to do is remember Kent State. 4 May 1970, I was active duty (USAF) when that happened.

It CAN happen again.

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The dems won because soros an blumberg poured $800 mil into the races. The religious right were idiots and many didn’t vote. Life isn’t about one issue

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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has filed a brief (along with other State AGs) in the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Duncan v. Bacerra (otherwise known as the California Magazine Ban lawsuit). In the brief, they assert that states have the ability to implement “common sense” gun controls for the “safety” of the people and urge the Ninth Circuit to take up an en-banc review of the 3judge panel’s decision.

There argument points out that other court cases have been in their favor (true), the law was passed by legislature AND electorate (true) (this means the people of CA really want it). They also argue the panel should have used intermediate instead of strict scrutiny (maybe, but no), and magazines with > 10rnds constitute a dangerous weapon (false), and this does not infringe on the second amendment (maybe, but no).

This is a pretty good summary…

https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/525874968/september-9-2020-herring-defends-states-ability-to-enact-gun-safety-measures

And this is a link to the brief in full…

The AG position certainly has some merit in basically saying “state & local need to be able to govern themselves”, but the argument sort of falls apart (IMO) when trying to quantify a magazine ban as something that will somehow make a difference in violent crime.

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More news from Virginia:

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So Fairfax county joined Arlington and Alexandria with banning firearms at parks and government buildings. One of the justifications was that people felt intimidated by other people carrying guns. It’s a good thing too now that early voting has started because we wouldn’t want people to feel intimidated at the polls.

Oh wait.

So now the presence of people from the other side gathering and shouting four more years is considered intimidation too. So can we expect a local ordnance limiting the ability of people to gather and support their political party? I’ve voted early at the Fairfax county government center in previous elections and while there wasn’t a caravan outside, both parties had stands and people outside the main entrance. It didn’t look much different from the video and I didn’t feel intimidated back then.

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When I went to work in the Intelligence Community when Reagan was President, there was a little oath that was required… to defend and uphold the Constitution.
All in the military swore that oath, all Sheriffs who win election swear an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution, both state (Virginia in this case) and the United States Constitution.
Those we elect to office, including Governor of a state (yes, including Governor Blackface Northam), swear an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution.

When those who swore an oath violate that oath, they should be removed from office.

When an act injurious to freedom has once been done and the people bear it, the repetition of it is more likely to meet with submission ~ Samuel Adams

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What really chaffs my a$$ is the voter fraud committed in Virginia and none of our Republicans have said squat about it:

There may have been massive voter fraud in Virginia - American Thinker

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Pray for the people in Virginia! You are definitely at ground zero as far as our freedoms. If Biden becomes President same as Nordstrom are not the ones calling the shots. It’s Blomburg and other Liberal higher ups.

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So true sir. January will be a tough start for Virginia gun owners.

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I have a friend in Clarksville, Vir. and he is already moving out to his cabin in North Carolina

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NC has serious problems also. Moving to a cabin there may not be an improvement.

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Well, it now looks like the whole country has become ground zero.
Keep your powder dry, fellow patriots!!

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Roger that sir. You too.

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More propaganda.

Delegate Simon’s Gun Ban would outlaw every single 80% finished or unfinished lower, turning tens of thousands of Virginians into felons overnight.
It is vital that you call today to stop Simon’s Gun Ban!
The Bill is sitting in the Firearms sub-committee in the House.
It is vital that you call the following State Delegates and tell them to vote NO on HB2276, no matter how it is amended.

  • Delegate Coyner- 804-698-1062
  • Delegate Jenkins- 804-698-1076
  • Delegate Price- 804-698-1095
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There should be NO GUN CONTROL. Period.

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Get involved in the election process. Volunteers needed to review new voter registration rolls, changed voter status, going to election board meetings, becoming an election officer, becoming an observer during the election and the after election canvassing. Contact your local Republican Committee

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Closing this thread as a new set of laws is being proposed.

For discussion on the new laws being proposed in VA, please visit: Stopping the anti-gun laws in Virginia