The Commonwealth of Virginia didn’t improve common-sense gun violence protection. Why?

Why The Commonwealth of Virginia didn’t improve common-sense gun violence protection. (Granted, this through the eyes of the D’s):
http://ow.ly/hultM

More details of what happened. (Granted, this through the eyes of progressives):
http://ow.ly/hulvZ

The R’s who reportedly scuttled it are listed below.* (Granted, these beholden to the NRA)

Forget Newtown. (How can we?) … How many have been killed in America since Newtown?

http://ow.ly/humou

(Filter by Virginia, if you’d like. Don’t if you’re a Virginia Senate Republican, or a survivalist, or an insurrectionist,  or an imaginary-militia member, or a tyranny fighter, or grocery shop with an AR-15, or Wayne LaPierre, or a Jimmy Lee Dykes wannabe, or a paranoid they’re-comin’-fer-ma-guns! constitutionalist [institutionalist?], or a Rush Limbaugh ditto-head, or just a good old swallowed-the-NRA-fear-mongering-hook-line-and-sinker guns-n-ammo guy. Responsible, level-headed gun owners – go ahead and take a peek.)

It’s true some guns are used each day for self-defense, but for what else?

http://ow.ly/huomA

(And this doesn’t list the Navy Seal in Texas, the bus driver in Alabama, the 3-year-old shot accidentally with a little pink (real) gun in Miami, etc., etc., etc.)

There are many responsible gun owners (probably most). But there are many who are not. And some guns just get away.

To paraphrase James Carville, “It’s the Guns, Stupid.”

Virginia and Virginians deserve better.

– JG

* Republicans on Commonwealth of Virginia Senate Courts of Justice Committee:

Chair: Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr.   (R) – Senate District 3

In-session address:

General Assembly Building, Room 621
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-7503

email: district03@senate.virginia.gov

District Office

P.O. Box 6205
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Phone: (757) 259-7810
Fax: (757) 259-7812
Legislative Assistant: Tom Cosgrove, Samantha Sedivy, Kalia Sokos

Senator Mark D. Obenshain   (R) – Senate District 26

In-session address:

General Assembly Building, Room 429
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-7526
email: district26@senate.virginia.gov

District Office

P.O. Box 555
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
Email: mark@markobenshain.com
Phone: (540) 437-1451
Fax: (540) 437-3101
Legislative Assistant: Jared Walczak

Senator Ryan T. McDougle   (R) – Senate District 4

In-session address:

General Assembly Building, Room 314
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-7504
email: district04@senate.virginia.gov

District Office

P.O. Box 187
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Phone: (804) 730-1026
Fax: (804) 730-1051
Legislative Assistant: Carolyn E. Morris
 
Senator Richard H. Stuart   (R) – Senate District 28

In-session address:

General Assembly Building, Room 305
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-7528
email: district28@senate.virginia.gov

District Office

P.O. Box 1146
Montross, VA 22520
Phone: (804) 493-8892
Fax: (804) 493-8897
Legislative Assistant: Trisha Lewis
 
Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel   (R) – Senate District 27

In-session address:

General Assembly Building, Room 309
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-7527
email: district27@senate.virginia.gov

District Office

117 East Piccadilly Street
Suite 100-B
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 662-4551
Fax: (540) 341-8809
Legislative Assistant: Tricia Stiles

Senator William M. Stanley, Jr.   (R) – Senate District 20

In-session address:

General Assembly Building, Room 313
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-7520
email: district20@senate.virginia.gov

District Office

13508 Booker T Washington Highway
Moneta, VA 24121
Phone: (540) 721-6028
Fax: (540) 721-6405
Legislative Assistant: Deborah Duke-Daly, Brian J. O’Connor

Senator Bryce E. Reeves   (R) – Senate District 17

In-session address:

General Assembly Building, Room 320
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-7517
email: district17@senate.virginia.gov

District Office

P.O. Box 7021
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
Phone: (540) 645-8440
Legislative Assistant: Ashley C. Nixon
 
Senator Thomas A. Garrett   (R) – Senate District 22

In-session address:

General Assembly Building, Room 323
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-7522
email: district22@senate.virginia.gov

District Office

P.O. Box 66
Hadensville, Virginia 23067
Phone: (434) 944-7770
Fax:
Legislative Assistant: Susan F. Lascolette, Brittney L. Robinson

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