Posted: January 24, 2013 in by Bobby Ray Stacy
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Gun Control 


In a stunning rebuke to President Barack Obama’s gun control efforts, as well as national polls that claim support for gun control is growing, the Virginia legislature unceremoniously killed a “gun loophole” bill yesterday, according to the Washington Post. Instead, Virginia will seek NRA-friendly means to deal with gun violence in that state.

According to the latest Gallup Poll released yesterday, Americans purportedly support all nine of President Barack Obama’s gun control proposals, including gun bans and an earmark of $4 billion in federal money for additional police. The poll specifically shows that 91% of all Americans support a mandatory criminal background checks for all guns, including guns sold at gun shows and over the internet. This position would suggest that the NRA is far out of step with public consensus.




Virginia, however, is of a different opinion. According to the Washington Post:

The Courts of Justice Committee voted 8-7 to kill the legislation, which has suffered the same fate several years in a row. Several other gun control proposals — including bills mandating universal background checks and banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines — also have been rejected during the first two weeks of the 46-day legislative session.

Similarly, in Michgan, Governor Rick Snyder said yesterday according to the Seattle Pi, that state lawmakers should focus on improving the state’s economy, not passing gun legislation. The proposed legislation, while putatively called “gun control,” ironically includes a self-serving exemption for Michigan-made guns and ammunition from federal regulations.

The actions of the NRA-friendly Virginia legislature are consonant with the Gallup Poll’s finding that Americans support President Barack Obama’s proposed gun control legislation in theory only, and prefer to deal with gun violence by other means. The Poll also found that the American public does not hold gun control as a priority. Rather, people support school safety and mental health measures by a 2-to-1 margin over the president’s proposed gun ban as the preferred means to address gun violence.

In Virginia, 34 adults and one teenager have been killed by gun violence since the December 14, 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, according to, today.


Special thanks to Anthony Jay Blackwell, of  the Long Island Civil Liberties Examiner, located at:


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  1. cmblake6 says:

    You got that shit right!

  2. Roy Mcdade says:

    There are 34 States that are Republican with Repub Governors and Congresses… Each and every one of them needs to have a gov’s meeting ( I am sure there are Dems concerned about their re-election in gun states and would attend ) and ALL should pass similar laws to neutralize anything sotero tries to pass. That should be a good kick in the crotch…

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