Virginia lawmakers ban guns at state Capitol

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Virginia lawmakers voted Friday to ban firearms at the state Capitol, the first in what’s expected to be many contentious gun votes in coming weeks.

Newly empowered Democrats who made up a majority of a special rules committee voted to ban guns at the Capitol and a legislative office building despite bitter protests from Republicans, saying the move was needed to protect public safety.

“Our focus here is to keep everybody safe,” said House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn. “These are policies and rules that should have passed a long, long time ago.”

Public officials have expressed concerns about planned Jan. 20 rallies that are set to draw huge crowds of pro-gun and gun-control advocates. Gun advocates from around Virginia and even out of state have pledged to turn out in force to highlight their resistance to proposed gun-control measures.

Democrats initially indicated that the new ban had been recommended by law enforcement.

“I just have to say that this is something that’s been recommended by our Capitol Police. And I think there are times when we sort of have to trust what our law enforcement officers are telling us,” House Majority Leader Charniele Herring said.

But Capitol Police Col. Anthony Pike said after the vote that he made no recommendations on whether guns should be banned, only on how to implement the ban Democrats wanted. The new policy will require that everyone entering the Capitol, except for lawmakers, must go through a metal detector.


h/t Matt Bracken via WRSA


There is only one solution: brings firearms on January 20th and force their hand. Nothing else needs to be said.

David DeGerolamo

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5 Responses to Virginia lawmakers ban guns at state Capitol

  1. Hans says:

    This edict exposes the charade of “representative government”.

    The people of Virginia expressed themselves clearly within their local communities and counties, yet the vermin infesting the legislative domain act with impunity in clear opposition to their will.

    The same vermin have exempted themselves from the policies imposed at the entrances to the state capitol, demonstrating their contempt for those they “rule”.

    For this, and other reasons, I encourage a reinterpretation of the aspiration in the Declaration of Independence: “to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them” must be a personal, rather than a societal, mandate.

  2. Matt says:

    There is something intolerably wrong with the idea of a legislator body declaring that you are not allowed to have guns and only they and their enforcers, hired with money stolen from the you, are allowed to. It strikes me as people would be morally justified to storm the place and put down both the politicians and any cop that would stand to enforce such an edict.

  3. A Truly Free Person must have Diplomatic Carry:

    “Diplomatic Carry is a new level of autonomy, of personal sovereignty. It raises the bar. In this country, the people are the sovereigns and the government is the servant. How do you justify the servants carrying arms if the masters cannot?
    The only consistent position for free people to take is this:

    Anything short of Diplomatic Carry is infringement.”

  4. We must correct ALL “gun control” laws (State & federal) already in place. Every single one must be voided out and removed.

    Those laws going way back are where the violations began.

    Those laws going way back are where the compromise began.

    This is what everyone must fully understand, then correct.

    There is no such thing as a partial Right! It’s all or nothing.

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