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"Run by a gun zealot who's too blinded by the NRA" - Sam Penney of

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

With Republicans Like These, Who Needs Democrats

The other day I asked if I could still consider myself a Republican.

Seems Virginia incompetent Congressman Tom Davis's (RINO-McLean) wife wants to seal the deal.

State Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis, R-Fairfax, is sponsoring the bill that gun control advocates contend would close what they call a loophole that allows people to buy firearms from unlicensed dealers without a background check at gun shows. Similar measures have died in past legislatures -- last year, a proposal pushed by state Sen. Henry L.Marsh III, D-Richmond, died in the Senate Courts of Justice Committee.

Davis described her bill "as not about taking away anybody's Second Amendment rights" but a "commonsense bill."

Bullshit. Your trying to prevent me for selling my guns. Your trying to prevent me from buying new guns. Your trying to put gun shows - and the dealers they support - out of business.

And, lest you think this is just some politician acitng out of the good of her own misguided heart - think again. The commie mommies are pulling the strings on this one again.

The measure has failed to pass in previous years, but that does not sway supporters such as Jim Sollo, vice president for Virginians Against Handgun Violence.

"We're going to keep bringing this bill up until it passes," he said.

Never one to pass up a dead body, Davis somehow is equating the tragedy in Pennsylvania with taking away my guns.

Similar bills have died in the Senate for the past four years, but Davis said numerous school shootings last year and a shooting spree outside a northern Virginia police station that killed two officers may help to change her colleagues' minds.

VCDL's latest report has more, including this bit of reporting (which they will post video of and which you won't see in the papers)

The highlight of the day was when Senator Devolites Davis (Senator
DD) held a press conference on her bill to close the non-existent
'gun show loophole.'

We decided that we should attend that press conference with our
bright orange "Guns Save Lives" buttons.

About 25 of us headed to the press conference and we outnumbered the
bill's supporters!

While waiting for the press conference to begin, the press cameras
were panning our way and some of the press came over to interview us.

The entire conference was taped by Matt Gottshalk, who is doing a
professional promotional video for VCDL free of charge. I am SOOOOO
glad Matt was there taping and I think you will agree:

Senator DD said to the press, "This is not about taking away anyone's
Second Amendment rights."

After she spoke, the next speaker was S. Buford Scott with Scott &
Stringfellow, an investment banking firm in Richmond associated with
anti-gun BB&T (boy, is that a surprise).

Mr. Scott proceeded to say that, "If the matter were left up to me, I
would REQUIRE the registration of ALL firearms in the whole United

He went on to state that he wanted us to be like Canada, where all
guns are registered!

FINALLY, the TRUTH from the dark side about their FULL agenda.

I appreciate Mr. Scott's candor and will share it with the Senate
Courts of Justice committee when the gun show bill comes before them!

He then proceeded to come up with a survey where 85% wanted this kind
of gun control and 82% wanted this other kind of gun control and on
and on. All of his numbers were over 70% in favor of gun control!
The firm that did the survey was here in Richmond and I was left with
the impression that it was affiliated with either Mr. Scott or his

As soon as the press conference was over, the press headed over to
interview VCDL, leaving Senator DD and the other antis standing there
without much to do. ;-)

Board member Bruce Jackson and I were surrounded by press. Bruce was
in an optimum position relative to the location of the press and got
most of the questions. He did a great job. EM Dave Van was also
interviewed and handled it very well, appearing on FOX news in

We are going to post some great still photos from Lobby Day and also
the video of Senator DD, Mr. Scott, and the Q&A that followed on the
VCDL site. I will advise when you can view them.

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