VCDL has a legislative tracker for state matters that looks pretty good!   They are going to need a useful tool like this in Virginia, because 2008 is going to be a rough year for gun owners there.

“There is no reason for law-abiding gun owners to oppose a background check,” Kaine (D) said. “Now more than ever in the aftermath of April 16th, Virginians understand that this is a public safety issue.”

Yeah, except for the fact that we already banned private sales of handguns in Pennsylvania, and it’s been so effective at fighting crime, that Philadelphia is screaming for one-gun-a-month.  Wait a minute…

  • One-gun-a-month has been oh so effective in Virginia that now we need to agree to end private sales.
  • The ban on private sales has been oh so effective in Pennsylvania that now we must agree to one-gun-a-month restrictions.

Just making sure I get that straight.

3 Responses to “Nifty”

  1. Mike w. says:

    There’s that word “Compromise” again in the Wapo article you linked to. I’m sorry, but a “compromise” means the other side gives up something as well. Making it illegal for me to purchase from a private party isn’t a compromise, it’s a restriction that serves no purpose.

    of course I’m preaching to the choir here.

  2. Sebastian says:

    Yeah… I don’t think they know what the word means. And the irony if it is, I’d be willing to think about trading private sales as long as I got something significant for it in return… like repeal of The Hughes Amendment, or elimination of the sporting purposes clause.

  3. Barry says:

    I don’t see anything wrong with background checks, I’m sure it has some effect, but the real root of the problem isn’t gonna be solved that way.