Thursday, January 28, 2016
Virginia Gets Back State Firearms Reciprocity - But at a Price © 2016 by Phillip Evans
"McAuliffe (D) agreed to legislation that says the state must recognize concealed-handgun permits from nearly all states — a reversal of Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s decision last month to sever the reciprocity rights of gun owners in 25 states.
In exchange, Republicans softened their stances on issues that have long been non-starters in the GOP-controlled General Assembly. Under the deal, the state would take guns away from anyone who was under a two-year protective order for domestic-violence offenses."
Just WOW! So, the Democraps take something away that was already well established, then give it back under the ransom that the Republicans agree to their gutting of due process.
Permanent protective orders in Virginia for domestic violence offenses do not require conviction of a crime in a court of law. Judges can issue them without solid evidence of a crime, and men in a divorce proceeding often have their wives lie in order to put the screws to them, or just to screw them - figuratively speaking, of course.
You actually get convicted of a domestic violence charge, federal law already makes you ineligible to own a firearm. As long as you are not convicted of a crime, your rights are not to be up for grabs.
What else will spineless Republicans give up in order to get something back that the Democ-rats take away?
Democrats seem to be winning with this strategy in too many places.
This is proof that just because someone calls himself a Republican does not mean he intends to stand up for liberty and the rule of law. Vote wisely.
Posted by Phil at 9:16 PM