Now that the Democrats have control of the Virginia House of Delegates, they’re going all-in to grab those guns.
Governor Ralph Northam, who is still in office despite his blackface/KKK yearbook scandal, asserted that “Virginia is blue” and now that Democrats are the majority in the state legislature, they are going to make “progressive” policies — including gun control — a priority.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday said he will reintroduce gun control measures in the upcoming legislative sessions now that Democrats have taken control of the state legislature.
“Getting rid of bump stocks, high volume magazines, red flag laws. These are common-sense pieces of legislation,” he told CNN’s John Berman on “New Day.” “I will introduce those again in January. And I’m convinced, with the majority now in the House and the Senate, they’ll become law and because of that, Virginia will be safer.”
The big push for gun control by Virginia Democrats came in the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Virginia Beach on May 31 which left 12 people dead. Following the tragedy, Gov. Northam called a special session to debate gun control.
Many policy proposals were made ahead of the session which included “red-flag” laws, a ban on “assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines”, as well as reinstating Virginia’s one-handgun-a-month law. Republicans voted down many of the measures that would infringe on the Constitutional right to bear arms as enumerated by the Second Amendment.
At the time, Republicans called the special session an “election-year stunt” because it was called so quickly and there were partisan demands for floor votes.
Northam says that many of the same gun control measures will be reintroduced during the new legislative session and will be working with “gun-violence activists” according to The Washington Post.
Northam said Wednesday that Virginia residents have “had enough” of gun violence, and that sentiment was a contributing factor to the Democrats’ victories.
“Last year, we lost over 1,000 lives to gun violence. And people have said enough is enough,” he said. “And I’ve told the legislators I need people that will come to Richmond and have dialogue, they’ll take votes and pass laws to make Virginia safer. People spoke yesterday.”
ClashDaily contributor, Rob Morse, laid out some basic truths about the failure of gun control in Virginia Beach in an article here:
Watch the local news report on Northam’s priority on gun control:
Elections do indeed have consequences, and Virginia has just handed over control to gun grabbers.