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Thursday, November 10, 2011

New York Daily News: Bloomberg's Anti-gun Candidates Win in Va. but Gun Control Measures Could be Repealed

The New York Daily News has this story today pointing out that all six of the candidates to whom Bloomberg donated campaign funds won their state senate races Tuesday but that the Republicans still may have won control which could mean bills that had failed to make it out of the chamber in the past may now move forward.
There are 10 gun bills that have passed the GOP-controlled General Assembly and now could also pass the Senate, including one that would repeal Virginia’s current mandate that a person can only buy one gun a month.
UVA political scientist Larry Sabato told the Post that wholesale changes still may not be likely since the GOP only reached parity with a 20-20 tie.  It should be noted however that there are a couple (and I do mean that literally) of pro-rights Democrats still in the chamber that could help the majority of Republicans who support firearm freedom to move legislation.  This group of Republicans is much more conservative that the bunch of RINOs who lead the GOP majority four years ago.

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