Gun control measures won’t make our communities safer
4/2/2020, 6 p.m.
A question to the members of the Richmond area delegation to the General Assembly, specifically Delegates Dawn Adams, Lamont Bagby, Jeffrey Bourne, Betsy Carr and Delores McQuinn and Sens. Jennifer McClellan and Joseph Morrissey:
When you were elected to the legislature, it was expected you would enact laws that would separate the thugs and gangbangers from society so our streets would be safe from the almost daily shootings and other violence that plagues our community.
Instead, you helped pass Gov. Ralph S. Northam’s gun control agenda, including the “red flag” law, universal background checks, bump stock ban, etc. using the illogical and disingenuous argument that rolling back the constitutional rights of honest law-abiding citizens will somehow make criminals stop committing acts of violence and make all Virginians safe.
The question is: How will any of the governor’s gun control bills make our community safer?
The answer is: They won’t. The shootings and murders will continue because criminals do not obey laws.
Voters should not re-elect any of the above-named individuals for taking steps to disarm honest citizens instead of disarming criminals. Every reader must know that when the government has more power, you have less power.
Tyrants prefer unarmed subjects. Genocide, dictatorship, tyranny, oppression and slavery require a gunless society.