Probably know shortly about 2nd amendment rights...

Anything that doesn't fit in the other boards.
Post Reply
User avatar
jltrent
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3541
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:04 pm
Location: Virginia
Has thanked: 372 times
Been thanked: 375 times

Probably know shortly about 2nd amendment rights...

Post by jltrent » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:13 am

Virginia lawmakers expected to vote on several gun bills Monday (today) ..............................

Image

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia’s Senate Judiciary Committee is set to take up a slew of gun bills, which have been Democratic priorities for years, on the fourth day of the 2020 General Assembly session.

Those bills tackle everything from universal background checks on gun purchases, to the one handgun a month and "red flag" laws as well as restricting firearms in certain public spaces.
Many of those proposals have left gun owners in the Commonwealth angry because they believe any restrictions would infringe on their Second Amendment rights.

In fact, more than 90 localities in Virginia passed Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions ahead of the General Assembly session.

"Republicans are going to hope that they can get a couple of Democrats on their side to at least in some ways dampen some of the legislation Democrats are going to put forward," CBS 6 Political Analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth said. "And they are going to mobilize people in the communities who are objecting to this.”

If the bills pass the committee Monday, the measures would only advance to the next steps in the legislative process.

For many years, Democrats cried foul when gun control bills quickly failed in Republican-controlled committees.

The Senate Judiciary Committee meets at 9 a.m.

Holsworth previously said the 2020 General Assembly promised to be a "session like none other."

"More things are going to happen in the next 60 days in Virginia politics than we've probably seen in the last 20 years," CBS 6 political analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth said.

Many of the new laws state Democrats are expected to pass could take effect as early as July 1.

Gun show attendee on possible changes to Virginia gun laws: 'It's kind of scary'

Gun owners and enthusiasts like Jerry Harding browsed over thousands of firearms among the 800 tables at the Richmond Gun Show at the Richmond Raceway Complex on Saturday, Jan. 4.

"You very rarely hear of somebody getting one from a gun show and killing somebody," Harding said.

Attendees browse and examine firearms at the Richmond Gun Show.
Attendees browse and examine firearms at the Richmond Gun Show.

For gun lovers like 71-year-old Gary Powell, carrying a gun legally for protection has become second nature.

"I have my weapon for my safety and anybody else's," Powell said.

Powell called the possibility of new gun laws during the General Assembly session "kind of scary, I guess you could say."

With Democrats taking legislative control, Gov. Ralph Northam has said he is focused on eight policies, including universal background checks, banning weapons with high capacity magazines as well as suppressors and bump stocks, in order to address gun violence.

"If he wants to cut the assault weapons out like he did before, but like the ones that's got them, keep them," Harding said.

Gun control advocate wants background checks

Gun control advocates like Andrew Goddard, whose son was wounded in the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, support Northam's initiatives.

In the wake of the mass shooting, Goddard became an advocate for gun safety laws.

"I'm advocating not for the removal of everybody's gun, but keeping guns out of the wrong hands," Goddard explained.

Goddard's biggest push is for better background checks.

"I think any private transfer of a gun -- that's not to a direct family member -- should be subject to a background check," Goddard said.

Polling from the Pew Research Center showed 60 percent of Americans believe gun laws should be more strict as of September 2019. That is up from 52 and 57 percent in March 2017 and October 2019, respectively. That polling also showed that an overwhelming majority of people "strongly or somewhat favor barring people with mental illnesses from purchasing guns."



User avatar
TennesseeTuxedo
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 14745
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:49 pm
Location: Live in Franklin, TN farm in Warsaw, KY
Has thanked: 1005 times
Been thanked: 1079 times

Re: Probably know shortly about 2nd amendment rights...

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:31 pm

You’ll soon be as safe as folks in Chicago or Baltimore. Congrats!
Making Cattle Today Great Again!
Sometimes you do have to throw out the babies with the bath water.

User avatar
HDRider
GURU
GURU
Posts: 5180
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:25 am
Location: NE Arkansas
Has thanked: 149 times
Been thanked: 227 times

Re: Probably know shortly about 2nd amendment rights...

Post by HDRider » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:38 pm

If they pass all that, maybe they will lose the next election.
bball wrote: "The juice wasn't worth the squeeze."
Dun said, "You gotta be flexible. Do whatever you have to do for the best results within your limitations."

User avatar
kenny thomas
GURU
GURU
Posts: 9237
Joined: Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:16 pm
Location: SW tip of Virginia
Has thanked: 25 times
Been thanked: 408 times

Re: Probably know shortly about 2nd amendment rights...

Post by kenny thomas » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:00 pm

HDRider wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:38 pm
If they pass all that, maybe they will lose the next election.
They have already lost the next election just by trying those things. Also guaranteed the other party will get huge support in this year's president race.
My thoughts only, don't bet the farm on them. KT

User avatar
TN Cattle Man
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3012
Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:16 am
Location: Palmyra, TN
Has thanked: 50 times
Been thanked: 74 times

Re: Probably know shortly about 2nd amendment rights...

Post by TN Cattle Man » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:23 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:00 pm
HDRider wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:38 pm
If they pass all that, maybe they will lose the next election.
They have already lost the next election just by trying those things. Also guaranteed the other party will get huge support in this year's president race.
Couldn't agree any more!!
As for me and my house... We will Serve the Lord!

User avatar
jltrent
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3541
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:04 pm
Location: Virginia
Has thanked: 372 times
Been thanked: 375 times

Re: Probably know shortly about 2nd amendment rights...

Post by jltrent » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:26 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:31 pm
You’ll soon be as safe as folks in Chicago or Baltimore. Congrats!
That is what I am afraid of...

User avatar
Caustic Burno
Crusty
Crusty
Posts: 25023
Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:02 pm
Location: Big Thicket East Texas
Has thanked: 291 times
Been thanked: 997 times

Re: Probably know shortly about 2nd amendment rights...

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:55 am

jltrent wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:26 am
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:31 pm
You’ll soon be as safe as folks in Chicago or Baltimore. Congrats!
That is what I am afraid of...
This just another nail in our country’s coffin IMO. As a country we are completely divided and civil discourse has flown the coop in most instances.
You can see it here, the news, other social media sites. Some churches are even splitting over it.
I don’t believe the political parties want to help the American people any longer. The more divided we are the more power they have.
It used to not really matter that much to me which side got in as I believed they had the countries best interest at heart. We have become two trains speeding in opposite directions.
Social media has contributed greatly IMOO.
Money doesn’t buy happiness, but the lack does buy misery.

User avatar
HDRider
GURU
GURU
Posts: 5180
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:25 am
Location: NE Arkansas
Has thanked: 149 times
Been thanked: 227 times

Re: Probably know shortly about 2nd amendment rights...

Post by HDRider » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:58 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:00 pm
HDRider wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:38 pm
If they pass all that, maybe they will lose the next election.
They have already lost the next election just by trying those things. Also guaranteed the other party will get huge support in this year's president race.
I hope you are right.
bball wrote: "The juice wasn't worth the squeeze."
Dun said, "You gotta be flexible. Do whatever you have to do for the best results within your limitations."

User avatar
jltrent
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3541
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:04 pm
Location: Virginia
Has thanked: 372 times
Been thanked: 375 times

Re: Probably know shortly about 2nd amendment rights...

Post by jltrent » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:59 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:55 am
jltrent wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:26 am
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:31 pm
You’ll soon be as safe as folks in Chicago or Baltimore. Congrats!
That is what I am afraid of...
This just another nail in our country’s coffin IMO. As a country we are completely divided and civil discourse has flown the coop in most instances.
You can see it here, the news, other social media sites. Some churches are even splitting over it.
I don’t believe the political parties want to help the American people any longer. The more divided we are the more power they have.
It used to not really matter that much to me which side got in as I believed they had the countries best interest at heart. We have become two trains speeding in opposite directions.
Social media has contributed greatly IMOO.
The same way I see it.
Last edited by jltrent on Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
TennesseeTuxedo
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 14745
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:49 pm
Location: Live in Franklin, TN farm in Warsaw, KY
Has thanked: 1005 times
Been thanked: 1079 times

Re: Probably know shortly about 2nd amendment rights...

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:10 pm

As long as he’s a benevolent dictator it might not be too bad.
Making Cattle Today Great Again!
Sometimes you do have to throw out the babies with the bath water.

cowgal604
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 631
Joined: Wed May 29, 2019 8:22 pm
Has thanked: 132 times
Been thanked: 200 times

Re: Probably know shortly about 2nd amendment rights...

Post by cowgal604 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:59 pm

Because I am curious. What do you all think should happen with the gun laws where you are?

User avatar
Caustic Burno
Crusty
Crusty
Posts: 25023
Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:02 pm
Location: Big Thicket East Texas
Has thanked: 291 times
Been thanked: 997 times

Re: Probably know shortly about 2nd amendment rights...

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:24 pm

cowgal604 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Because I am curious. What do you all think should happen with the gun laws where you are?
If that passes in Va our cold civil war will turn hot by one faction or the other IMO until Marshall law is declared and suspension of habeas corpus .Be our third time to go that road. As Thomas Jefferson said . “the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants”.
Money doesn’t buy happiness, but the lack does buy misery.

User avatar
jltrent
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3541
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:04 pm
Location: Virginia
Has thanked: 372 times
Been thanked: 375 times

Re: Probably know shortly about 2nd amendment rights...

Post by jltrent » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:26 pm

cowgal604 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Because I am curious. What do you all think should happen with the gun laws where you are?
Guns don't kill, it is the people behind the gun. A guy with a knife, bow and arrow, hammer and millions of other ways can kill people, lots of people. I would say 99.9999999% of legal gun owners are responsible people for what ever reason they own guns. It is a big political issue, especially to the people that don't understand guns.

All the gun laws do are take guns away from the good guys and the criminals still have them.

User avatar
TennesseeTuxedo
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 14745
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:49 pm
Location: Live in Franklin, TN farm in Warsaw, KY
Has thanked: 1005 times
Been thanked: 1079 times

Re: Probably know shortly about 2nd amendment rights...

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:36 pm

cowgal604 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Because I am curious. What do you all think should happen with the gun laws where you are?
A good first step would be to make it a felony to kill someone with a firearm.
Making Cattle Today Great Again!
Sometimes you do have to throw out the babies with the bath water.

cowgal604
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 631
Joined: Wed May 29, 2019 8:22 pm
Has thanked: 132 times
Been thanked: 200 times

Re: Probably know shortly about 2nd amendment rights...

Post by cowgal604 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:52 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:36 pm
cowgal604 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Because I am curious. What do you all think should happen with the gun laws where you are?
A good first step would be to make it a felony to kill someone with a firearm.
What about when used for protection. I ask because in Canada its illegal to point a firearm at someone and protect yourself even if they are pointing one at you.

Post Reply