Virginia’s Democrat governor watches helplessly as his gun-control agenda goes down in flames

January 23, 2018

The new Democratic governor of Virginia is vowing to keep fighting for gun control after Republicans in the state legislature killed most of the bills that made up his agenda on his first day in office.

Gov. Ralph Northam, D, told hundreds of gun-control activists gathered at a rally at the Virginia Capitol that he would “continue to fight for responsible gun ownership across the commonwealth of Virginia,” the Washington Post reported Monday.

“I served during Desert Storm,” said Northam, who served as a United States Army medical officer, achieving the rank of major after eight years of service. “I saw firsthand what weapons of war do to human beings. We do not need them on the streets.”

Earlier that day, Republicans on the Senate Courts of Justice Committee defeated a Democratic bill mandating universal background checks for firearms purchases — squashing a key Northam campaign promise. Another bill supported by the governor failed in committee. It was to permit localities to ban firearms at public gatherings for which groups must get permits.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • McFerguson says:

    I thank the Governor for his service as an Army Medical Officer during Desert Storm back in the early 90’s. That said, Medical Officers are usually in the rear with the gear out of range of deadly fire, and one doesn’t usually lump them in with the Special Forces or the SEALTeam types who “take the Hill” or turn Osama bin Ladin into cannon fodder. Northam is a run-of-the-mill liberal wus who’ll try to turn Virginia into a San Francisco-like weenie heaven for progressives. The first thing this clown does when he gets in office is to try to strip weapons from law abiding citizens when he should be reading the riot-act to criminals and prospective terrorists.

  • smitch says:

    Ralph, what you need is to get criminal’s off the streets and in prison with mandatory long sentence and the death penalty with applicable!

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