If you want to drink in the sweet, delicious refreshing awesomeness that is statist progressive tears, take a gander at this article in the Daily Progress that bemoans the failure of a number of anti-human, anti-liberty, anti-gun, anti-self-defense bills that failed to go anywhere in the Virginia legislature, even after Virginians had just elected the gun grabbing anti-humanist Governor Ralph Northam.
Gov. Ralph Northam made a pitch for gun control at a Capitol Square rally Monday afternoon, but much of his firearm agenda had died Monday morning in a Republican-controlled Senate committee.
A Democratic bill to require universal background checks for gun purchases — a key component of Northam’s gun agenda — was defeated in the Senate Courts of Justice Committee…..
Two bills sponsored by Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, that would have affected the Charlottesville area, also failed to get through the committee.
One, SB 665, would have added Charlottesville and Albemarle to a list of localities that prohibit open carry of certain loaded firearms in public places.
The other, SB 668, would have allowed localities to regulate the possession of firearms or the carrying of firearms into any building owned or used by such locality for governmental purposes.
“I can’t say I was shocked; I was disappointed,” Deeds said Monday afternoon.
He said that many members of the committee don’t realize that people in the Charlottesville area have been psychologically affected by what happened at the Unite the Right white nationalist rally last summer…….
…..A bill that would have allowed local governments to prohibit the open carry of firearms in a public space during a permitted event, or an event that otherwise would require a permit, also was killed Monday.