Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Like Abington, Norfolk Gun Control Roundtable Well Attended by Gun Owners

Governor Northam's gun control roundtable discussions set up shop in Hampton last night.  The original location had to be moved due to the large number of people that showed up.  The first hour was only for the media and invited activists and supporters of the Governor's proposals to enact gun ban measures.  The second hour was open to the public and included a large number of gun owners who did not want any part of what Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran was selling.  Wavy 10 has the story.

Gun Owners are pushing back hard as even the Governor has admitted during last week's Boys State that none of his proposals would likely have changed anything in Virginia Beach the day of the shooting:
The next student at the microphone asked how those measures would help, arguing it doesn’t appear they would have prevented the shooting in Virginia Beach.

“The assailant used a silencer, a suppressor. Why do you think he did that?” Northam countered from the stage.

The student, standing away from the microphone, said quietly, “So nobody could hear him.”

“So do you think that we need silencers on the street?” Northam continued. “Do you think that if he hadn’t had a silencer, perhaps not as many people would have been killed because people in the building would have been able to hear the firearm discharge?”

Northam conceded that his proposals wouldn’t have necessarily prevented the Virginia Beach shooting. But he said the legislation his administration has backed would have helped.
Continue to contact your State Senator and member of the House of Delegates and politely tell them that you do not support anything that the Governor is proposing and remind them that even though there was a restriction on employees taking firearms into Virginia Beach buildings, that did not stop the killer, a Virginia Beach employee, from taking his gun into the building and killing his colleagues.

In related news, a Virginia Beach employee wants the ban lifted on employees carrying in city buildings.

Also, I'll be on NRATV's Cam and Company this afternoon at 5:30 pm discussing the latest developments as the Special Session approaches.

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