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Demand Sensible Gun Safety Regulations

In the State of the Union address, President Obama called for the enactment of sensible gun regulations. This should be the rallying cry for everyone concerned about gun violence across our nation.

In the State of the Union addressPresident Obama called for the enactment of sensible gun regulations.  This should be the rallying cry for everyone concerned about gun violence across our nation.

I am a candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 34th District because our representative does not vote for the values, the priorities, or the interests of this district.  In fact, she has an A rating and takes her lead from the NRA. Just this week our delegate voted to ban the disclosure of information about concealed handgun permit holdersIt’s time to for this to stop.

We must demand sensible gun safety regulations including universal background checks, limits on high-capacity magazines, and meaningful laws against gun trafficking. I support our second amendment rights, and believe these are solutions we can all support.

Gun safety is a personal issue for me. My brother was murdered by a robber using a handgun likely bought off the street. Thousands of other families across America have been victimized by gun violence.  We cannot be silent; we cannot stand on the sidelines. Act now. Let your voice be heard.  Contact our Virginia lawmakers.  Demand that they enact sensible gun regulations.

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Bob February 14, 2013 at 06:21 PM
Hooray for our delegate voting against disclosure. Stop being so knee jerk about news when statistics show a) compared to other means of injury and demise, gun danger is extremely low for any person who does not partake in a criminal lifestyle, and b) that if guns were banned then they would still be out on the street. Sensible gun regulations already exist. That said - I am truly sorry about your brother. That is horrible.
J. Jay Volkert February 14, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Candidate Murphy's position on guns is right on and in step with the citizens of the 34th District. Barbara Comstock, the incumbent, marches with those who confuse the interests of the NRA (gun manufacturers) with the protections of the 2nd Amendment.
the-stix February 15, 2013 at 12:38 AM
The things Murphy supports.. universal background checks, limits on high-capacity magazines, and meaningful laws against gun trafficking.. will not keep guns from the criminals that do violence such as happened in Connecticut. However these things will have a major impact on the second admendment rights of law abiding citizens which she "says" she supports. How is that supporting second admendment rights as opposed to mere window dressing that capitalizes on the recent horrific crimes by nut cases? Alternatively, why not advocate simply support enforcing the laws we already have on the books?
DGeorge February 15, 2013 at 09:09 PM
Why is enforcing existing laws always overlooked by the left? And why do they think laws have anything to do with criminals? In Chicago, Detroit, and DC they do not enforce the laws and see what they get.
Java Master February 15, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Many will think this is a straw man argument unless adequately documented. What specific laws should be enforced in Virginia which are not currently enforced to their fullest extent? Can we fill in the blanks here? And is there room for additional regulations and statutes which can help cover the gaps in any effort against gun violence? Or are all such regulations and statutes "off the table" as potential violations of individual 2nd amendment rights?
DGeorge February 16, 2013 at 11:48 AM
Well, straw man no longer. http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500159_162-555151.html What I find curious is the concern the anti gun people have for their cause, but a strange lack of interest in the facts surrounding their cause. There is much, much information on the internet that will answer their questions. Like Java here asking about existing laws. I made one small google search, (What gun laws are not being enforced?), and found a great deal of information. It never occurred to Java to make that search for himself and post his results here. The discussion of guns is almost non existent. There are many hand wringing, tearful posts about the evil guns, but when the facts are posted suddenly the discussion goes silent and all the Antis disappear.
DGeorge February 16, 2013 at 11:50 AM
BTW if the laws had been enforced the Virginia massacre never would have happened as the shooter would not have been able to legally purchase a firearm.
the-stix February 16, 2013 at 12:16 PM
JV.. you ask what laws are not being enforced and what 'blanks can be filled' with new laws. DGeorge has answered the first. As to new laws, how about a ten-year MANDATORY FEDERAL PRISION TERM for anyone convicted of gun violence, even a person who is arrested for trying to rob a convenience store with a firearm? IF it were enforced, how fast do you think that would take ILLEGAL guns off the street? ...
DGeorge February 16, 2013 at 12:28 PM
THis, posted on a forum. "How about this. In 2010 there were 72,600 Form 4473 failed background checks, of those only 22 were considered by prosecutors due to falsifying information. Joe Biden's response, "we don't have enough time". *Virginia Tech, the shooter was deemed by the courts to be mentally unstable and he was not supposed to be able to buy a firearm. He did anyway because his somehow his background check didn't catch that fact. *Salon Gun Store It took the feds 3 years to take down a beauty salon/gunstore owner for failing to keep firearm transaction records. Her husband was charged with selling guns without an FFL, he was a felon who had previous charges of being in possession of a gun. The husband was illegally selling firearms at gun shows. *Why is Eric Holder not in a Federal Prison? He handed guns over to Mexican cartels in the "Fast and Furious" program. We aren't supposed to talk about it. *In Reno people who failed their background checks still have their weapons because the BATFE doesn't have enough agents to go confiscate them. Eric Holder and the ATF have no comment. *In New York the firefighter "sniper" being a felon, could not legally buy guns. So he had his next door neighbor buy them for him. The neighbor is being charged for making straw purchases. Sadly this happened after the fact and it would be hard to actually know this. Not really a good example of laws not being enforced but it was a broken law."
DGeorge February 16, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Yes, myself and I'm sure the NRA, would be in favor of long MANDATORY prison sentences for person convicted of gun violence or of even being caught with an illegal firearm. Liberal judges however like to give the little dears in Chicago, DC and Detroit probation and a stern lecture and let the carnage continue. If you were a criminal and you knew, without a doubt, you would go to prison for 10 years if you got caught with an illegal firearm would it change your behavior? I believe gun violence would go way down, unfortunately, I also believe that violence using other weapons such as knives and clubs would go up.
DGeorge February 16, 2013 at 02:40 PM
And again all I hear is crickets chirping.
DGeorge February 16, 2013 at 02:57 PM
" Joe Biden's response, "we don't have enough time". Somehow the IRS finds the time to audit and prosecute, but then, thats MONEY, gun laws are just citizen and children's lives
DGeorge February 16, 2013 at 05:05 PM
Silence like a cancer grows. Hear my words that I might teach you, Take my arms that I might reach you." But my words like silent raindrops fell, And echoed In the wells of silence Simon and Garfunkle
DGeorge February 17, 2013 at 01:51 AM
Chirp, Chirp

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