As much as I might be a proponent of transparency in Government, I have no sympathy here:
A coalition of gun violence prevention groups inÂ VirginiaÂ (Protest Easy Guns, the Virginia Center for Public Safety, the Virginia Chapters of the Million Mom March, and the Angel Fund) strongly condemns the decision of the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee to hold a surprise subcommittee meeting last night to pass HB 49, a bill that would repealÂ Virginia’s one-handgun-per-month law.
Late last week, the subcommittee, chaired by Del.Â Thomas C. Wright, had announced that it would conduct no further meetings, leaving HB 49 unreported. Â Yesterday, late in the day, the subcommittee inexplicably reconvened with less than a few hours notice to the public to approve this single piece of legislation.
You did this to us for decades, and now paybacks are hell. They raise the specter of Virginia Tech, but fail to mention that the killer there bought two guns in compliance with the rationing law.