Virginia Legislature Pushes Gun Control

Virginia Legislature Pushes Gun Control

Gun Rights

Virginia—once a true red state when it comes to protecting our Second Amendment right—is getting a dose of blue thrown into the mix as lawmakers try to turn the state purple as they bandy about the idea of passing so-called red-flag laws and other measures that would infringe on the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. The liberals have done all they can to make the concept of red-flag laws seem valid. They say such laws will, among other things, protect women from falling prey to a shooting after a domestic dispute, for example. But make no mistake, red-flag laws are just confiscation in disguise since they often have no stipulations for due process. So, if a wife and husband have an argument, what’s to keep one from calling the police on the other, saying “he/she has a gun and I’m afraid.” Oftentimes, police aren’t required to actually check out the veracity of the claim. More troubling would be what happens if a neighbor just decides he doesn’t feel safe because someone else has a gun, so he calls to say he has concerns. Another bill the Democrats are pushing in the statehouse is one that would make it a crime to have a loaded firearm accessible to a child under 18. Again, the gun-grabbers try to make this sound admirable, screaming that it’s designed to protect children. But here’s the thing: We’ve seen numerous instances across the country where children have had to protect themselves […]

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