It will be hard for him to persuade the Republican-controlled General Assembly to give up any ground on Second Amendment issues, especially as some fend off challenges from the right. But the governor is betting that the mass shootings at Sandy Hook and at Virginia Tech University in 2007 make it politically toxic for Republicans in more moderate districts to oppose the measures.
“Our Commonwealth and our nation have seen too many tragedies as a result of dangerous weapons getting into the hands of the wrong people,” McAuliffe said in the release. “These common-sense proposals will keep guns out of the hands of criminals.”
And nothing–NOTHING in these proposed laws will keep weapons from getting into the hands of criminals.
While your at it Ter, why don’t you tell the criminals not to crime. That will help about as much as these proposals.