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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Democrat State Senate Candidate: I Don't Think You Ought to be Able to Sell Somebody an AR-15

Earlier this week, VSSA posted on it's Facebook Page that Democrat State Senate candidate Mike Hymes had made some comments related to his view of what gun owners should or should not be able to do.  Here is the audio:

In the event you had a hard time making out those comments, this is what Hymes said as posted on the Republican Party of Virginia web site:
"I don't think you ought to be able to sell somebody an AR-15, either. Because, law enforcement should have those kinds.  We've had to give our law enforcement in Tazewell County AR-15s because, you know, they go up a holler, some guy's got one. He's bought one. Virginia's gun laws are pretty doggone liberal."

"I do believe you ought to register handguns, we ought to have something. If they had not let that assault rifle ban drop, then that probably  wouldn't be a problem. So that's kinda where I am."
As of this writing, NRA-PVF has posted an "AQ" rating for Hymes for the special election set for August 19 to fill the vacant seat of former State Senator Phil Puckett (State Senate District 38).  That rating is based on responses on the candidate's questionnaire.  We have to presume he told the NRA that he is against gun control to get that rating. Clearly, the above comments would indicate otherwise. So, is Hymes trying to have it both ways?

If you live in Senate District 38, vote your rights.  On August 19th, vote for Ben Chafin.

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