Va. Democratic candidates target gun control
By Bob Lewis, AP Political Writer
Blacksburg, Va. (AP) -- Gun control shot to the forefront of the fourth Democratic Virginia gubernatorial debate Thursday less than a mile from the deadliest campus shooting in American history.
State Sen. R Creigh Deeds, former Democratic national chairman Terry McAuliffe and former House of Delegates Democratic Caucus leader Brian Moran all agreed on closing the loophole in state law that exempts gun shows from background checks on buyers.
"Anyone who purchases a firearm should go through a background check. You can't determine whether a person is a felon or suffers from a mental defect," Moran said.
McAuliffe agreed, saying the private dealers who sell a wide array of guns from antiques to assault weapons at the bazaars should be required to query the past of purchasers.
Both Moran and McAuliffe are from the populous suburbs of northern Virginia where gun control sentiment runs strong. [link]
I feel the need to correct that last sentence:
"Both Moran and McAuliffe are from the liberal northeast - Massachusetts and New york respectively - where draconian gun control laws rule the everyday lives of the citizenry and crime is rampant."
Both want to do for Virginia what their compatriots have done for their home states.
May God help us.