The Wall Street Journal's John Funddiscusses the scam Virginia Republican's fell for and some possible short term political opportunities for our in-famous Gov. Warner.
I wouldn't be surprised, heck Warner did a great job hoodwinking Virginia gun owners (his Sportsmen for Warner Committee became a model for all future gun banners) and the state legislature.
The result of his shady political style: while we don't have any major new restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms, some of our goals have not been met resulting in a one gun a month limit in far too many counties, a ban on concealed carry in restaurants (and a likely ban on open carry too), and the shaky foundation of preemption between state law and stricter local laws (in particular Alexandria) concerning concealed carry. Of course, on the tax front, Warner is the "conservative alternative" compared to the $4 billion tax increase proposed by senate Republicans.
Beware any Kerry - Warner Ticket!!