Panel rejects closure of gun-show loopholeNow there's objective reporting for you. Why this O'Dell character didn't conclude that sentence with ... "paving the way for the slaughter of untold numbers of children and cuddly little kittens ..." I don't know.
By Larry O'Dell, The Washington Times
The heartbroken families of the Virginia Tech shooting victims suffered a second and probably final legislative defeat yesterday in their bid to prevent criminals and the mentally ill from buying firearms at gun shows. (link)
Ever been to a gun show? Rife with criminals and the mentally ill. Yes?
The same criminals and mentally ill who, by the tens of thousands (well, maybe a small handful, if they could find them; the exhaustive search continues), have been found to have committed crimes with firearms purchased at gun shows.
That sentence is what we call hyperbole (extravagant exaggeration). In a news article, no less.
With that out of my system, here's the news that this dude was attempting to report:
The Courts of Justice Committee voted 9-6 yesterday to reject legislation closing the so-called gun-show loophole, then sent the measure to the Virginia State Crime Commission for a year of study. Because a House committee last week rejected similar legislation, the issue appears to be dead for this General Assembly session.That term - private sellers - is a euphemism (an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive), by the way, for criminals and the mentally ill otherwise known as law-abiding American citizens. You and me.
The bill would have required private sellers to obtain criminal background checks on buyers at gun shows, just as federally licensed dealers must do.
So we win one. Let freedom reign. For another day.
But be vigilant. Those who are hell-bent on robbing you of the most precious right you have been afforded - the right to protect yourself when criminals and the mentally ill intend to do you and yours bodily harm - will be back. Be there to meet them head-on.
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Special Note: Let it be recorded that Senator Creigh Deeds (D-Bath County), who, according to the NRA, claims to be a solid supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, as did his mentor, our governor, who made the same outlandish declaration when he was seeking the governorship, voted in favor of restricting our 2nd Amendment rights.
It's rumored that Deeds intends to be our governor. We'll see about that.
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Special Note II: Let it also be noted that Senators John Edwards (D-Roanoke) and Roscoe Reynolds (D-Henry County) defied their party and their governor, and voted to preserve our rights. Thanks, Roscoe and John.