Last year, Democrats in control of Virginia’s legislature passed a universal background check bill requiring all gun sales to go through a federally licensed firearms retailer who conducts a NICS check before firearms are sold. The new law was widely praised by gun control activists and anti-gun politicians when it was enacted, but it’s done jack squat in terms of reducing crime.
In fact, while Democrats were patting themselves on the back for their new gun control laws, homicides in Virginia were rising to a 20-year high. And as lawmakers prep for a special session in Richmond early next month , both Republicans and Democrats are hoping to present themselves as the party with a solution before voters head to the polls in November.
I don’t expect Democrats to try to push a ban on so-called assault weapons during this special session, but there are certainly voices calling for additional gun […]
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