Monday, February 17, 2020

Virginia Opts For Sanity

The Virginia legislature has decided not to ban the sales of modern sporting rifles and regular capacity magazines.


8 comments:

Glen Filthie said...

They'll be back.

Beans said...

And yet we keep being told, especially by some West Coast blogger, that assembling peacefully in large numbers has absolutely no effect upon the leftist elected elite.

Hmmmm....

And, yes, as Glen said, they'll be back. But now that Virginia is forewarned and declared sanctuary status, it will be a while before this will come around again.

Though the smart money is on attacking the ability of the individual counties and free-cities to make rules that go against state law. Expect that fight first, then the gun grabbing tohit again.

Borepatch said...

Beans, there was a big turnout this last weekend by a Virginia County to train a militia. *That* is what Aesop recommended.

I don't see it as a single thing, but all the various pushbacks add up.

Murphy(AZ) said...

That's one done, many more to go. Make no mistake, none of those "moderate Dems" voted against the proposal because they're staunch Second Amendment supporters. They voted against Governor Blackface because they've already learned that the gravy train they're riding lasts only as long as they're in office.

Glen Filthie said...

Correction: Aesop was predicting a bloodbath and recommended cucking out to prevent it. Had those patriots followed his advice, the gun grabbing would be going into full swing. He needs to run his mouth in California because if the rest of the nation listens to him, they will end up in the same boat with him.

jwl said...

It has not gone away.

It has merely been dederred for a year so the yokels will relax and forget abo... that is, so it can be properly cogitated upon by some committee or other.

It likely will be back next legislative season.

Borepatch said...

jwl, maybe. But Bloomberg bough these legislators, and they didn't stay bought. As Dr. Johnson once said, "When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully."

Maybe Bloomberg can buy them again next year, if he still wants to stay in this game.

ASM826 said...

If you have pneumonia and a doctor saves your life with antibiotics you say, "He saved my life." The unspoken part is "for now". Virginia opted for sanity and peace, for now. Another year of time to lobby, time to prep, time to get involved politically, etc. Of course they'll be back. Kyle Reese's description of terminators to Sarah Conner can be applied to anti gun politicians as well.