Wednesday, February 15, 2012

More on Virginia's One Gun a Month Repeal

The law worked, which is why it is unfathomable that the state is on the verge of throwing it out. Both chambers of the legislature approved eliminating the one-gun-a-month limit last week. The only thing standing in the way of the bill becoming law is the signature of Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R), who voted for the limit as a state delegate but has since reversed course.
You see how it works? Spineless politicians, who claim to believe whatever will work for them at the polls, allow good laws to be weakened. Just like their supporters, the gun-rights activists, they couldn't care less about what's right. The politician is concerned with getting elected. The gun-rights folks are concerned with the convenience provided by lax gun laws.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Spineless is the term for a politician who votes for something that you don't like. Principled is the term for a politician who votes for something that you do like. I'm suspicious all the lot of them, but in this case, the vote is for a good cause. As delegates who supported this bill pointed out, there was no background check when this law was enacted. Now there is. The need for it has expired, so the delegates are merely applying Laci's principle here and getting rid of it.