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Monday, February 27, 2012

Families of Tech Shooting Victims Ask McDonnell to Veto Repeal of Handgun Rationing

On Saturday, the Roanoke Times reported that Governor Bob McDonnell spoke with the families of victims of the 2007 mass shootings at Virginia Tech and a student who survived the attack.  They asked the Governor to veto HB 940, Delegate Lingamfelter's bill repealing Virginia's handgun rationing law.
McDonnell told the families that his staff would contact them by Tuesday to let them know what he decides. McDonnell is attending a National Governors Association conference in Washington. D.C. this weekend.
Lori Haas, the mother of one of the students injured in the Tech shootings, is a gun control activist.  She told the Times that repealing one gun a month will make it easier for criminals to get guns.  The fact is, the law was in place with the Tech shooter bought his guns, and he bought them legally in accordance with the law.  So, please tell me, how will keeping the law stop a would-be criminal from getting more than one gun if they really want it?

Contact the Governor's office and politely urge him to sign HB 940 as he promised he would when he campaigned for Governor.

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