Response to Senator Ruff’s report

Response to Senator Ruff’s report

I am writing regarding Senator Ruff’s report of April 2, in which he criticizes the members of the Virginia Assembly and calls them “silly” because they are concerned about law enforcement officials being able to trace the history of a lethal weapon used in a crime. I would assume that law and order members of the assembly would not want to be a part of covering up illegal activities. Mr. Ruff claims that the Democrats are trying to close the long standing “gun show loophole” that allows criminals to purchase guns for crimes without concern for the real criminals who buy weapons from “the trunk of the seller’s car.” The law would make it just as illegal to not report sales from said trunks. The problem now is that no one knows who is buying guns using the “gun show loophole” or “the trunk of a car loophole.” They are one and the same because no legal authority can trace the ownership of these weapons. 300×250 image ad In just the past several months we have had serious felonies committed by juveniles in Halifax County related to guns that these criminals could not legally own. Why would Mr. Ruff not want the police to be able to discover the culprits who have been providing guns to children to commit crimes? One event was a double murder where the bodies of victim were found in the median of the highway where they had been shot. A juvenile was arrested several […]

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