Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Calls for Special Session to Ban Suppressors, Assault Weapons and More

(Photo: Gov. Northam)

In the wake of a mass killing at a municipal building in Virginia Beach Friday that left twelve dead, Gov. Ralph Northam is calling on lawmakers to meet for a special session to enact tougher gun laws.  

“No one should go to work, to school, or to church wondering if they will come home,” said Gov. Northam. “But that is what our society has come to, because we fail to act on gun violence… I will be asking for votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers.”

The date for the session has yet to be scheduled but the legislative agenda is very clear.  Gov. Northam said he would be asking the General Assembly to vote on all of the following:

  • Universal background checks;
  • A ban on assault weapons, to include suppressors and bump stocks;
  • An extreme risk protective order;
  • Reinstating the one-gun-a-month law;
  • Child access prevention;
  • Requiring people to report lost and stolen firearms; and
  • Expanding local authority to regulate firearms, including in government buildings.

“None of these ideas are radical,” said Northam, who indicated that magazines with a capacity holding more than 10 rounds may also be on the chopping block. “None of them violate the Second Amendment. None of them would impair any of my fellow Virginia hunters or sportsmen.”

Northam had proposed a similar package of gun control measures in January of this year.  But all stalled out in the GOP-controlled General Assembly.  

The governor, a Democrat who campaigned on stricter gun laws in 2017, believes that Friday’s tragedy created a “new level of urgency to act” and if lawmakers can “save one life because we acted now, it is worth it.”

“It is right to respond to this tragedy with decisive action,” said Northam. “Let Virginia set an example for the nation that we can respond to tragedy with action. That we can turn pain into purpose.”

The killer at Virginia Beach reportedly did not have a felony conviction nor any other disqualifying record that would keep him from purchasing a firearm from an FFL.  In fact, ATF investigators said he lawfully purchased the pistols he used in the attack.  One was bought in 2016, the other in 2018, reports The Associated Press

Northam exclaimed, “I want this to be the last time.”  But none of what the governor is proposing would have stopped the killer at Virginia Beach.  More troubling, none of what he is proposing guarantees it will be the last mass killing, as Alan Gottlieb from the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms observed in a recent press release.

“We’ve got a news flash for Northam,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “The killer in Virginia Beach had already passed multiple background checks, including an enhanced check to legally purchase a suppressor. The incident didn’t involve a so-called ‘assault weapon,’ but two handguns. There was no indication that the gunman was an extreme risk to anybody, and this awful event didn’t involve a child gaining access to any firearm.

“So tell us, Ralph,” he continued, “just what part of your extremist gun control wish list do you think would have prevented what happened in Virginia Beach?”

“What happened Friday in Virginia Beach was undeniably a tragedy,” Gottlieb concluded, “and it would be another tragedy for Northam to penalize millions of honest Virginia gun owners for the senseless act of a lone, disturbed individual. Northam’s extremist mandates would not prevent a single crime or save a single life.”

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  • Just because February 14, 2020, 8:52 am

    This fight with the government can and should be non violent. If everyone just raised there voice and concerns

  • Just because February 14, 2020, 8:30 am

    The anti gun people really are not that concerned about gun violence, about killing. Yes they talk a lot and cry a lot but the real reason for gun control is to get the American people used to giving in to the government regulations. CONTROL A little bit here and little bit there. Pretty soon TOTAL control of you. If killing really was a concern there are obvious ways to minimize that. But people aren’t interested in that.
    Want to stop killing…. Able to kill a baby AFTER birth is OK with them. . Does that make sense???
    All the rules on the book didn’t stop the Virginia Beech killings. There is a way –IS a way to minimize gun deaths but the Anti’s and Democrats don’t want to hear that. So it is very obvious that killing isn’t their concern. Control is

    Bill of Rights was not written for the Government to protect us but for us to be protected from the Government. Wake up America. America was born because a Government dominated the people in the 1700s. . Those people then fought back and won. The colonist had balls. Imagine a rag tag Army marching miles though Snow many without boots leaving a trail of blood to fight one of the largest Armies in the world and WON

    What are we today going to do??? The younger generation is first determining what sex they are and then they want everything free.

    I really hope God blesses America…. NOW !!

    Until Americans realize what is happening and care enough to stand up and fight the government we are in deep shit.

  • J. Smith June 8, 2019, 4:35 pm

    Craziest thing happened this month, all my stuff was stolen. Oh, well no sense in reporting it if I don’t have to. hypothetically of course.

  • MJ June 8, 2019, 4:21 pm

    Just another politician trying to take advantage of a tragic event. Guns are not the only type of weapon. Hands.feet,knives ,automobiles,sticks , stones, baseball bats, golf clubs, alcohol, household cleaning products, to name a few. How about hands? Hands choke children to death. Blankets smother children and older people. How about rocks, will they ban them too?
    Just another idiot trying to play on the emotions of a tragedy.

  • Mike June 8, 2019, 11:44 am

    The whole point is nothing to do with killer guns (assault) guns and yes the gov is an idiot but he has the media on his side as it makes (people that don’t have a clue) feel safe to hear his and ever other politicians bs…. It is called governmental control…wake up people look what the Nazis did just over 75 years ago…and a lot of other countries have done before and since… First they passed laws to make guns illegal then confiscated them killing any who opposed and then moved on to kill others for no reason..all started out just a few laws. The first person at the scene of a shooting is the victims not the police…they are just a clean up and investigative force at the end…it is up to the individual to be prepared and protect their selves…

  • Jay Wood June 8, 2019, 10:47 am

    The Governor and his proposal does nothing to stop gun violence. I believe when all the facts are in, it will show a mental health issue? Our schools are not safe and it looks like office buildings are not safe also. The Judges in court are secured by medal detectors? Perhaps all entrances will need this type of security?

  • Clint W. June 8, 2019, 8:54 am

    I believe the survivors and the families of the victims need to sue Virginia Beach for violating their Second Amendment Rights to defend themselves. Any other rights violations would be dealt with by law suit, why not the Second?

  • Kevin B June 7, 2019, 10:53 pm

    I agreed it is a tragedy on what happen. But the governor new gun
    bans and laws will not stop a senseless killer.

  • David Welsh June 7, 2019, 10:14 pm

    It DOES infringe on the second amendment, you traitorous fake governmor! People, if they can limit you to a ten-round mag capacity, then they can limit you to five, then eventually single shot! But they can’t! Any LEO who enforces tyranny will become a defacto party to it. They are not allowed to play dumb or to put their paycheck or pension above their sacred oaths.

  • Stephen June 7, 2019, 7:57 pm

    Again, the gun owning, law abiding citizen is going to have this dropped at his feet and punished for the deeds of a deranged shooter. Would any of the “black face” governor’s sanctions have prevented the Virginia Beach shooting….NO! But the knee jerk reaction is to punish those who obey the law. How could VA ever elect such say anything politician?

  • DBC June 7, 2019, 4:25 pm

    Saving lives? You mean killing a baby after it has been delivered!
    Did the press forget to mention the Virginia Beach monster was a democrat and self described Muslim?

  • Michael J June 7, 2019, 4:11 pm

    Those responsible for endangering society by creating these B.S. safe zones must be held accountable and should be charged as an accessory to the crime. Elected officials and appointed bureaucrats are never held accountable for the laws and regulations they create and the massive failures that result. You will never be able to legislate to parts of society that will not comply, by passing laws made only for the law abiding to follow. It’s time to remove flawed legislation at the source.

  • Leonard S Feinman June 7, 2019, 3:42 pm

    We continue to suffer mass punishment. When one person, or even a small group of people, does something egregious, we should not all be punished.
    We know that the weapons used are not responsible for the criminal activities of their users, yet the government won’t see facts. It bends to knee-jerk reactions, instead of responding with common-sense reasoning.
    Collective punishment is a hardship for those who have done no wrong. This is what the entire anti-gun movement is all about. I guess it is time to go back to archery as a primary way of defense at a distance. I can always make my own bow and arrow, just like any teenager, and I won’t need a license.

  • Brian June 7, 2019, 1:02 pm

    Two of my Virginia ancestors fought a tyrannical king in a revolution to secure the liberties we enjoy in this country today. Had Northam been alive during that time period in our history he would have been branded a loyalist who opposed liberty and I have no doubt they would have either killed him or forced him to flee to Canada as many of the Tories who supported King George were.

  • Tad Pole June 7, 2019, 12:42 pm

    The Big Problem “GUN FREE ZONE” How Many People Died or Worked There that were Concealed Carry Handgun/Weapon {CCH/CCW} and Left Their Handgun/Weapon Outside In Their Vehicle To Honor The “THE GUN FREE” Zone

    • Richard H February 15, 2020, 12:13 pm

      Gun free zones , unless protected by entrances with metal detectors , are quite possibly the most asinine things ever, who actually believes in this shit ? To think that a sign will keep a potential shooter out is just unfathomable . How can any rational person think otherwise ?
      I’m actually blown away at the thoughts of some people who I have to share air with .

  • Zupglick June 7, 2019, 12:20 pm

    “Freedom is the only state of existence that should ever be considered acceptable to a sentient being, and preserving it is the single most important responsibility of a government to its people.
    Once that government places vague notions of public safety and security above the preservation of freedom, a general loss of liberty is sure to follow.” Written in many different ways by several philosophers.

  • Bob June 7, 2019, 12:20 pm

    This MD/Governor is the same A-Hole I saw being interviewed on TV explaining how babies, POST BIRTH, are “aborted” after being wrapped in a blanket and kept “comfortable” while the mother and physician discuss how to do the “abortion”! I can guarantee this hypocrite has killed more people than my suppressor, bump stock and AR15 combined!!!!!!!!!

  • Chastran June 7, 2019, 11:50 am

    Just another Dumbascrap Party idiot. Ignore him…

  • Brett Haber June 7, 2019, 11:10 am

    Isn’t this typical of the liberals instead of dealing with the problem in this country of lack of respect, discipline and accountability.
    The liberals and Democrats have created this everybody deserves a trophy mentality and should be entitled to something and when they don’t get there way then this is what’s happened. The children of today are not taught respect of authority or human life. We are more concerned with not offending anybody and being politically correct then doing the right thing.
    The Democrats want votes so they pretend to care about immigration but they don’t. They use immigration to spread fear and say that Republicans are racist and that hides the fact that we have millions of our citizens, homeless, veterans and the mentality ill that need our help. The Democrats know that they won’t help them stay in power, but if they allow younger and illegals to vote because they promise them free stuff then they will get the votes they need. In what world is it not a smart idea to make sure that if you vote you need to show ID to cast a vote? Voting is the only thing us citizens can do to control these leeches in control of us? To control our future? In liberal California in the last two elections my father who has been dead for 35 years and my mother and brother who ate not citizens names were on the roster to vote and somebody voted for them. 3 votes against my one vote and guess what this crooked nutcase liberal Gavin Newson is now our Governor. Wake up America the Democrats are the party of deceit, control and racism.

  • ~ Occams June 7, 2019, 11:07 am

    (I hope this gets ‘approved’. You’d ALL better wake the hell up before you lose everything. You’ve already lost your country. You’ll soon lose your ability to perhaps take it back from these criminal cabals you keep ‘voting’ for)

    Each False Flag/scripted event uses one more ‘evil feature’ that needs to be banned;

    Vegas – where 99% of you ‘experts’ (McNinjas) STILL think a 5.56 bumpstock was used (took 3 seconds for me to identify 7.62 belt-fed), Sandy Hoax, Orlando, Parkland (investigators have YET to find a Death Certificate for ONE ‘victim’. New Zealand (not us, but a False Flag, nonetheless)

    Keep believing the lies – keep enjoying more of your Rights lost. Perhaps [you all] will get it when it’s gone.

    Or MAYBE it’s time to wake up?

    Thank you

    https://www.johnkaminski.org/index.php/john-kaminski-american-writer-and-critic-2/130-false-flag-nation

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gpp86mkW7g&t=13s

    • Alan June 10, 2019, 9:52 pm

      You are a wackadoodle dude. We DON’T need Nor want you, you make it possible for the Left to make us all look like wackadoodles.
      Go away, moron

  • Mark Reino June 7, 2019, 10:50 am

    A total political stunt to keep the still nagging “black face” & “baby killer” proponent issues sidetracked.

    He’s concerned about saving lives? Oh…except those of the most innocent; the unborn (born in some cases). He should have his medical license revoked, not our 2nd amendment rights.

    A first class phony.

  • Kevin Hare June 7, 2019, 10:48 am

    We should listen to the governor who favors infant 👶🏿 murders..on a daily basis and planned parenthood wholesale slaughter.. what a role model..
    The crap that spewes out his orafices is eternally disgusting and hypocritical!
    How many murders did planned parenthood commit in the same day?

  • Jake June 7, 2019, 10:27 am

    The human torch was smoking an artificial super charged marijuana called Spice, laced with Angel Dust. Not sure what his politics were but he definitely was not going to pass any background check already on the books.

  • gary w kofron June 7, 2019, 10:17 am

    Our 2nd amendment has nothing to do with hunting and sportsmanship, it is there to protect us from people like you Governor. Cowards who only want Guns in the hands of Political Hacks like you, governor. in that situation you can be the supreme master. Why don’t you paint your face and dust off your White hoodie and throw a big party in the Governors office and celebrate your Baby Murder Bill. Politicians like you, who are cowards and look on as they kill unborn babies really make most Americans sick. I believe in GOD and He has a special place for you and it will be for eternity. That brings me GREAT pleasure, Governor.

  • Mark June 7, 2019, 10:11 am

    When are people going to wake up ?
    This guy wanted to commit suicide so picked up his guns and walked into a place it’s no different than death by cop.
    The left is so backwards
    You can’t have sugar in your drink no extra large but here’s your marijuana that should be your right to choose!
    Let’s kill babies even after they come out but hold on we have young kids crossing the border so we need to let them in it’s the right thing after all we need to protect innocent lives.
    Since I’m on the soapbox why is it every time something happens we put actors and actresses talking about whatever it is saying how bad or good something is?
    Who really cares about what they think after all all they are at the end of the day is someone who’s paid to lie to you!
    They go they read a part they assume a identity and then they trick you to think that’s them that’s their job.
    So don’t Believe anything they say and don’t repeat the trash they say.

    Bottom line it is already illegal in most cases to poke holes in people with a screwdriver iceberg knife and yes a gun that is that they don’t want poked in them.
    If you’re willing to do that then it doesn’t matter what laws you put before it it is futile!

  • jorge garcia garcia June 7, 2019, 9:43 am

    unfortunately as long as we have positions in the government (nothing more than a good job doing nothing) that pay what they pay and have the outrageous benefits once out, there will always be these slezeballs that will live off our taxes without having to do so much as open their mouths and let the garbage roll out. Our real problem is that there enormous amount of idiots willing to listen and they know it, this guy could not give a rat’s ass about the poor people that lost their lives, he just sees this as an opportunity to show the people that voted him in to think he is actually working. Oh well, we deserve this, we been lax too long thinking the people we elect care about us. Wake up and shout, or forever lose your rights because some lazy prick found a niche in our system.

  • Eddie B June 7, 2019, 9:23 am

    Governor Northam is just following what Rahm Emanuell once said: “Never let a crisis go to waste”. His proposals will do nothing to stop the next mass shooter. Similar to what Connecticut did in the wake of the Sandy Hook murders. The shooter in that case never bought the gun he used. It was purchased legally by his mother, who was stupid enough not to keep them locked up, knowing she had a son with serious emotional problems. Once again, law abiding gun owners will have to bare the brunt of new restrictive gun laws that absolutely will not prevent another shooting. Democrats are too stupid to realize that.

  • Jake June 7, 2019, 9:21 am

    Looks like Virginia needs to abort their governor from office!! If they don’t I guess they agree with him!

  • Ross June 7, 2019, 9:17 am

    Hell no, it’s not murder, it’s abortion or a woman’s choice isn’t it Ralph. Why don’t you resign and do us all a favor, do you really think you can be effective?? First you want gun control then you want to kill babies, whats next unicorn tax?? Racist Gov in Virginia, Yippee ain’t we special………………

  • Earl June 7, 2019, 9:16 am

    How pathetic that photo is. This is the guy that cheered late term abortion.
    I think vacuum aspirators, forceps and scalpels are assault weapons.

  • Kimberpross June 7, 2019, 9:14 am

    Yep, passing all those new laws will make killing innocent people with a firearm more illegal.

  • Ross June 7, 2019, 9:09 am

    what do you expect from a racist, blackface and KKK garb. Hide under a rock for 6 months then come out and try a gun grab, Molon Labe Ralph, put on your big boy pants when you try POS

  • Kevin June 7, 2019, 9:07 am

    Another liberal pushing his personal agenda on the backs of dead people, with absolutely no connection between the proposed laws and the crime that they are supposed to prevent.

  • patrick June 7, 2019, 9:02 am

    I bet the governor cannot even tell you just what a assault weapon really is. Or that they have been under government control since 1934 by the A.T.F. The truth is that a AR-15 in NOT a assault weapon as per the A.T.F. as they are not select fire. I am sick and tired of idiots talking about things they know nothing about like it were facts. All just to score political points. The truth must come first and foremost because without it we have nothing.

  • bjg June 7, 2019, 8:56 am

    democrats at work again. How any gun owner can vote for a democrat is beyond me.

    • Stuart B Percell June 7, 2019, 2:44 pm

      How ANYONE could EVER vote for a democrat is beyond me.

      • Hardtimez June 7, 2019, 3:36 pm

        I say the same about trumpians

        • Alan June 10, 2019, 10:00 pm

          Not analogous, since Trump isn’t a political party silly boy.
          Now, since you’re being a snit, tell us where you stand politically, or shut up.

  • akjc77 June 7, 2019, 8:53 am

    Listen call me a conspiracy theorist if ya want, but these leftists are so radicalized they are now willing to sacrifice themselves to take a few Conservatives out and help pass agendas. It’s awful strange this guy used a suppressor, the police still said they located him instantly inside that massive building by the sound. So obviously the suppressor added zero danger. Days earlier a rabid Trump hating leftist set himself ablaze near the Whitehouse and literally burned to death to protest Trump. They are crazed folks, and when Trump wins again in 2020 they will start a war. Be safe fellow Patriots, there is a war on Christianity, Jews,whites and gun owners of America.

    • Hardtimez June 7, 2019, 3:39 pm

      Lol. It was trump who said take their guns and worry about the law later brainiac. Stop being a dumass

  • Michael Gothard June 7, 2019, 8:46 am

    20,000 gun laws didn’t prevent this tragedy, neither would another 20,000. The pistols were purchased legally over 2 years, he had no criminal history so he passed the background check. Maybe the answer to have stopped this and other shootings is reciprocal national concealed carry. Then the workers would have been armed and able to have defended themselves instead of another idiot democrat yelling to further strip legal citizens of their 2A right.

  • Rangemaster11B June 7, 2019, 8:43 am

    The shooter referenced used a pump shotgun. Thomas Jefferson & Patrick Henry are spinning in their graves.

  • Rj June 7, 2019, 8:41 am

    Still, it has nothing to do with hunters and sportsman, that’s not what the Second Amendment is about!

  • Earl Haehl June 7, 2019, 8:40 am

    As i see it the only one that does not violate the second amendment is a one gun a month law. This was proposed before. My wife said we could not move to Virginia as it would break the family budget.

    • John June 7, 2019, 3:48 pm

      I have a little excersize for the governor, Tell him to lay a AK-47 on a table then ask that AK-47 to get up off that table and get in a truck and drive to a school and start shooting up the place,,It ain’t the damned gun that is killing all the people its the insane deranged crazies holding the gun!!

    • srsquidizen June 7, 2019, 4:10 pm

      “One gun a month” may not technically violate 2A since the Constitution doesn’t get into details like the purchase volume that comes with a right. But on a STUPID scale the “one gun a month” BS is just as much a 10 as any of them. If someone is buying multiple guns and profiting from their resale to criminals which is a crime then what’s needed is someone going to jail, duh. Anything else is just harassment of law-abiding gun owners who want to save a little money when there’s a deal. I’ve even seen “one gun a month” listed under measures to help prevent suicide. Guess the federal grant for these Einsteins to research exactly how many guns on average are used by people who shoot themselves did not come in on time.

  • srsquidizen June 7, 2019, 8:27 am

    Pure politics. Exploit a tragedy as an excuse to fish votes from gun control freaks, by dredging up the same tired old lies and proposals that won’t accomplish anything beyond harassing law-abiding gun owners.

    NONE of the things the Gov proposes could have prevented what that nutcase did. Apparently he used a .45 semi-auto, a common handgun that’s been around over 100 years. For much of the 20th Century anybody in the USA could lay cash on the counter and legally walk out with an ordinary gun of that type, no questions asked and nobody cared. There were hardly any mass shootings back then aside from occasional mobsters shooting mobsters. Something else entirely has changed in our culture, and it sure as hell ain’t caused by good guys who might buy more than one gun at a time if it happens to be a good deal.

  • Richard W Sands June 7, 2019, 8:12 am

    I hear you but I hope that’s not true. After a lifetime in Maryland my wife and I are fleeing to Virginia next month. To much crime and violence in this tightly gun controlled state. Almost zero ability for its’ citizens to protect themselves. If Virginia turns out to be the same…we’ll leave there as well.

    • Mark Reino June 8, 2019, 1:16 am

      We returned to VA after 35 years gone. It’s a different place on the coasts, around DC and the cities, but rural VA still has patriots. We need to run these commie SOBs off and turn VA red again. Come on down…patriots always welcome in the birthplace of the republic.

  • Jay June 7, 2019, 7:43 am

    Correct! I wonder how he would feel if he was one of them!?

  • Michael Sarkies June 7, 2019, 7:43 am

    Every one of Northam’s ideas is “radical”.

  • Jay June 7, 2019, 7:42 am

    When those elected to government office understand We The People have had the only gun law needed for over 200 years, it’s called the Second Amendment! They just refuse to abide buy it and uphold it, always looking for another excuse to make up more laws to control the people for their little peasants and do their bidding! Time to punish those in government who do not uphold our Constitution with sedition!

  • Ron June 7, 2019, 7:34 am

    Name one time that a silencer had anything to do with a mass shooting? He just wants to be in control and use his power to make new laws

  • rod June 7, 2019, 7:25 am

    agreed

  • Dwane June 7, 2019, 7:11 am

    So more of the same claptrap from blackface Ralph. One little tidbit – it was a munincipal building. Bet the employees were already disarmed. Does that mean Ralphie n his boys gonna abide or are they exempt?

  • Retnavet June 7, 2019, 7:11 am

    In other related news: Survivors of botched abortions call for a ban on Racist/Baby-Killer Red Ralph Northam

  • James Alexander June 7, 2019, 7:05 am

    If it would have been a white man that did it it would be all over the news paper it was racist you don’t hear a thing much about a black man taking out all those white people

    • Hardtimez June 7, 2019, 3:46 pm

      No genius. If you took the time to look at the victims you will find it was equal opportunity killing.

      • Dave June 8, 2019, 11:56 am

        You’re not such a genius yourself. I’ve heard your comment multiple times. Shooter was black. Black people kill more white and black people then any other race. The press didn’t take advantage of that fact because it’s not newsworthy

  • Ross June 7, 2019, 7:02 am

    The once great state of Virginia is quickly becoming the new state of “Southern Maryland”….

  • Law Abiding Citizen, Husband, Father and Son June 7, 2019, 6:49 am

    The Left always stands on “save one life because we acted now, it is worth it.” Yet they fight tooth and nail to kill a million baby’s a year and call it a woman’s Constitutional right to be in charge of “their” body’s…??? Don’t Law Abiding Citizens have a Right to our Constitutional Rights? I’m pretty sure the Constitution covers the 2nd Amendment but I can’t find where is covers the right to murder a Million Baby’s a year. Wake Up!

  • Jason M June 7, 2019, 6:41 am

    Same Gov that thinks it’s ok to murder a newborn baby.

  • SomeBody June 7, 2019, 6:21 am

    I’m sure everything except a one gun a month policy is already in play. Bump stocks are already nation wide banned and not worth passing another law over. And here is something if a legal gun owner fails to report their gun stolen prosecute them for it, own what you do people. Their is no wonder why people think Americans are stupid if we continue to vote these idiots into office and stand by as they wave the red flag attempting to pass laws that are already in place wasting tax-payer money and time.

  • Hank June 7, 2019, 6:14 am

    They need to ban heroin and meth they are killing people…oh wait.

  • David Gadd June 7, 2019, 5:58 am

    I am sure the British would have loved to disarm the colony’s as well.

  • Anti-idiot June 7, 2019, 5:51 am

    The Governor just wants to throw focus away from his blackface moonwalking racist past.
    Gun control started as a preventative measure to keep guns out of the hands of minorities. I wonder if he realizes how racist his proposals are after the Virginia Beach shoot was done by a black man.

  • Jed June 7, 2019, 5:23 am

    He has to provide some ROI for the $1.5M+ He took from Bloomberg

    He is also trying to deliver results on the $2M he took from Planned Parenthood (infantacide)

    Truly a terrible person is Red Ralph

  • Shorty June 6, 2019, 12:30 pm

    The right to carry would save some but they
    Want to strip all of that right.

    And pass feel good laws that day know guns no more deaths.

    Hog wash nut will use any means possible
    To kill.

    So I say allow all that want to defend them selves do just that.

  • Dilligaf June 6, 2019, 10:08 am

    Typical anti-American liberal….blaming an inanimate object rather than the killer himself. Anti-American liberals love exploiting tragedies like this to push their constitution bashing agendas

  • Will Drider June 5, 2019, 6:56 pm

    The “Gov” doesn’t know WTF he is talking about or he has idiot advisors filling his head with bad gun control advice: read no further than the “Gov” wanting to have laws Banning “Bump Stocks! FEDS already did that and its in full force.

    How much consideration is actually give his gun control “Action” list items?

  • Sepp W June 5, 2019, 4:53 pm

    I expect it want go far. The General Assembly has a Republican majority. Like any other liberal, penalize the majority of law-abiding citizens instead of addressing the issue; people.

  • SuperG June 5, 2019, 11:49 am

    I grieve for the honest citizens of Virginia, as your governor wants you to be victims.

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