Despite massive amounts of national money and pressure from Governor Ralph “Blackface” Northam that they ought to sign on to an “assault weapons ban,” Democratic senators on the state’s Judiciary Committee could not be convinced to sign their own political-death-warrants. Fox New’s Tyler Olson reports:
A bill backed by Gov. Ralph Northam that would ban the sale of assault-style weapons in Virginia failed on a committee vote Monday morning, setting back one of the biggest priorities for the newly minted Democrat-controlled government in the state.
A crowd of gun-rights activists packed into the committee room cheered as the vote came in, with four moderate Democrats joining Republicans to shelve the bill until next year. Heated exchanges over guns have dominated this year’s legislative session. They were also a key topic of last year’s legislative elections – particularly after a mass shooting in Virginia Beach claimed a dozen lives – and gun control groups heavily funded Democratic candidates.
Gun-rights protesters have been out in force for weeks in Richmond, Va., the state’s capital, over Democrats’ gun control agenda.
Virginia is a state populated by gun lovers. After the massive demonstrations by gun rights supporters, it’s no surprise that Democrats, aware of their precarious hold on the state’s legislature, didn’t want to cross the “Assault Weapons Ban” Rubicon.
Unfortunately for freedom-loving Virginians, Democrats have more in store for their time in office, with much of their agenda on less obvious targets than gun rights.
Originally posted on Your Survival Guy.