House-Controlled Subcommittee Considers Gun Legislation

Several pieces of gun legislation filed by lawmakers in the Virginia House of Delegates are dead on arrival. Full Story
Colt 45

Warrenton, VA

#21 Jan 18, 2013
I would be amazed that Joe Morrissey even knows which end the bullet comes out,much less tell anyone else about them.
Sarg

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Jan 18, 2013
"Morrissey caused a spectacle..." Yes, he did, and a very immature, irresponsible and reprehensible one. If that weapon had fallen into the wrong hands it could have resulted in unspeakable damage. Where is security in our public buildings? The man should be arrested.No, I don,t care that he was just trying to make a point. He is an example of the very behavior he professes to oppose. What hypocrisy! No wonder that even reasonable gun control measures (such as more comprehensive background checks) can,t make it through our legislature.
iwargo

Ruckersville, VA

#23 Jan 18, 2013
if you are kill by a gun you have the republicans to thank
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#24 Jan 18, 2013
They refuse to admit that the idiots performing these killings like the Newtown school shooting, the VA Tech shooter, the theatre shooting (and many more documented cases) are at the hands of mentally ill on psychotherapy drugs. Usually started taking Ritalin and progressed to stronger drugs with age -- we have created a generation of medicated citizens. The medical profession has no liability in this situation?

Let' fix the real problem and leave law abiding gun owners out of it.
freedumb

United States

#25 Jan 18, 2013
Guardian wrote:
... The NRA is millions of Americans who believe in freedom
freedom? more like 'freedumb'. I think you have been watching Braveheart too many times.

More like the NRA is millions of Americans who take a statement from the constitution that wasn't clearly defined and interpret it for their own interest. Recall, the original Bill of Rights only protected white males.

you just keep drinking that NRA koolaid... La Pierre needs a mercedes.
Ron

Rocky Mount, VA

#26 Jan 18, 2013
Culpeper Mom wrote:
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I believe the other world leader who disarmed citizens and used children in his theatrics was in Germany. The children were known as "Hitler Youth".
You are wrong Hitler armed people of his choice, everyone accept Jews. It was just on TV the other night. Also 92% of the people favor gun registration for all gun sales. Again the Republican party finds itself in a very small group. The only way they still controll the house is by jurymandered districts. They lost the popular vote in almost every state. They will not ever win another national election untill they change their views. Most people will not vote for the crazy extreme right.
Tom

Ruckersville, VA

#27 Jan 18, 2013
I saw a picture of this clown online, Morresey, holding the AK over his head, bolt closed, magazine in and thumb on trigger. The first thing this fool should do is take a firearm safety course and square himself with all of the VA laws he broke with this childish stunt.

Having these clueless fools make laws about guns makes about as much sense as having 5th graders write the laws for driving in VA.
Out here

Bedford, VA

#28 Jan 18, 2013
iwargo wrote:
if you are kill by a gun you have the republicans to thank
Your close, all those who are protected from killers/rapists/violent criminals by guns can thank the Republicans!
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Jan 18, 2013
Tom wrote:
I saw a picture of this clown online, Morresey, holding the AK over his head, bolt closed, magazine in and thumb on trigger. The first thing this fool should do is take a firearm safety course and square himself with all of the VA laws he broke with this childish stunt.
Having these clueless fools make laws about guns makes about as much sense as having 5th graders write the laws for driving in VA.
Why is it the least qualified like to pose as experts and think they should be deciding what is best for everyone?

Sadly, the uninformed know no different and follow them blindly. And they vote.
Out here

Bedford, VA

#30 Jan 18, 2013
iwargo,
and I forgot the most important...protected from a tyrannical government...BTW you are welcome.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Jan 18, 2013
We keep children away from unsafe objects, most gun nuts have never grown up.
Hmmmmm

Charlottesville, VA

#32 Jan 18, 2013
Folks, we have hit the heights of hysterical, paranoid, irrationality here.

No one in their right mind thinks that - or argues that - more gun regulation will magically solve all of our problems with school violence or any other kind. The mainstream efforts at adding or changing regs are just about things that people think might help some things in some instances.

There are absolutely no - as in zero, nil, nada -- serious proposals anywhere that in any way attempt to or suggest outlawing private ownership of guns. Get a friggin grip.

If you want to know what brought Hitler & Mussolini to the world - it was hysterical, paranoid, irrationality.

That said, obviously we citizens have a responsibility to speak our minds. But we're supposed to be sane and reasoned while we do it.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#33 Jan 18, 2013
Hmmmmm wrote:
Folks, we have hit the heights of hysterical, paranoid, irrationality here.
No one in their right mind thinks that - or argues that - more gun regulation will magically solve all of our problems with school violence or any other kind. The mainstream efforts at adding or changing regs are just about things that people think might help some things in some instances.
There are absolutely no - as in zero, nil, nada -- serious proposals anywhere that in any way attempt to or suggest outlawing private ownership of guns. Get a friggin grip.
If you want to know what brought Hitler & Mussolini to the world - it was hysterical, paranoid, irrationality.
That said, obviously we citizens have a responsibility to speak our minds. But we're supposed to be sane and reasoned while we do it.
Sanity and reason we can find on an individual basis, not as a group, hence your correct examples of Hitler and Muss.. They played to the masses and achieved an end that cost untold innocent lives. The same mentality can be seen with gun nuts playing to the fears of an insecure society.
Colt 45

Warrenton, VA

#34 Jan 18, 2013
Hmmmmm wrote:
Folks, we have hit the heights of hysterical, paranoid, irrationality here.
No one in their right mind thinks that - or argues that - more gun regulation will magically solve all of our problems with school violence or any other kind. The mainstream efforts at adding or changing regs are just about things that people think might help some things in some instances.
There are absolutely no - as in zero, nil, nada -- serious proposals anywhere that in any way attempt to or suggest outlawing private ownership of guns. Get a friggin grip.
If you want to know what brought Hitler & Mussolini to the world - it was hysterical, paranoid, irrationality.
That said, obviously we citizens have a responsibility to speak our minds. But we're supposed to be sane and reasoned while we do it.
How can you say no one is outlawing gun ownership when that's exactly what some are trying to do,what do you call banning the AR -15 and similar types of guns,These are rifles just like any other rifle.No different than a Remington,Winchester,Browning, Savage,Mossberg
or any of the other manufactors.The people who committed these crimes could have done the same with any of the above rifles or pistols,which they had anyway.
Hmmmmm

Charlottesville, VA

#35 Jan 18, 2013
It is also worth noting, however, that the extreme "nut" end does not represent the masses among gun owners or gun lovers. Most gun owners and gun lovers do not belong lumped in the category of extremist "nuts" that are going on about how Obama is the new Hitler. Many of them are perfectly comfortable with regulations and not put off by certain new regulations.

I'm dying to see the sane gun lovers split off from the NRA and form a new organization that doesn't spew and stoke the fires of the nuts.
Cville13

Charlottesville, VA

#36 Jan 18, 2013
The problem is, we aren't coming to a compromise on this issue. For example, Firearm Owners Protection Act in 1986 did away with a lot of restrict laws, but prevented the manufacture of new full autos for civlian use

What won't work is a bill that's full of bans, restrictions, and other limitations. You're not going to get broad support that way. Instead, gun owners see it as chipping away at their rights.

For instance, President Obama, could have suggested a 10 round mag ban AND proposed universal, shall issue concealed carry laws for all states, or an end to gun free zones, etc. That would be an example of a compromise.

If gun rights groups are going to give a little, then they'll have to get something in return.
god fearer

Martinsville, VA

#37 Jan 18, 2013
LET US compare Constitutional rights:
the Second - that allows private, LEGAL gun ownership (separate from being in a militia, armed forces, or law enforcement agency), as the Supreme Court said, for common purposes, such as protection of one's home
the First - the portions on speech, religious beliefs and assembly so long as these do not cross over a line of ILLEGALITY
Comparing them,
we find that the Constitution protects your individual right to own a gun LEGALLY (under each particular state's law) AND protects your right to own any filthy pornography you like and the get together with others to practice all sorts of pornographic acts LEGALLY, including pornographic acts using Bibles, Korans, and other things consider holy by others
It is important to remember that gun rights advocates blubbering at the legislature waving the Second Amendment are just the same as advocates who gather to defecate on a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, while j'o'ing on a Bible, while reciting the First Amendment.
What a Constitution!
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#38 Jan 18, 2013
"The NRA is millions of Americans who believe in freedom"...I love the smell of napalm in the morning. Smells like Freedom!"
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#39 Jan 18, 2013
"You know very well that the law abiding gun owner is by no means a threat to you or any other person."...

Not true. In households where there are guns, statistics show that it is 45 times MORE likely that the gun will be used on a family member, rather than an intruder. If you are afraid of an intruder...get a dog. Once the police told me after the neighbor's house got robbed that a dog was the best defense against a burglar. So there!
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#40 Jan 18, 2013
Jethro wrote:
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The NRA promotes the responsible use and ownerhip of firearms. To say they have blood on their hands is the same as saying Ford has blood on their hands whenever somebody drunk driving a Ford crashes and kills somebody. Why can't you people realize that a Ford nor a firearm kills anybody. It's the person handling them that kills. The person. Get it yet? Or do you need color pictures?
Please! Cars are not made specifically to kill people as guns are.

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