J. Christian Adams with Pajamas Media spoke with NRANews.com’s Cam Edwards about the IG Report on Fast and Furious. Adams wrote a piece on the PJ Media web site that says don’t expect a whole lot to come out of the report.
Archive for September, 2012
Tim Kaine is no friend to gun owners!
Gun Owners in Virginia have a clear choice for U.S. Senate this year. On one side, there is former Governor Tim Kaine, who while saying he supports the Second Amendment, has a clear record of opposing laws that would have made it easier for Virginia citizens to exercise their right to self-defense. While Kaine signed some legislation supported by gun owners when he was governor, he twice vetoed legislation to allow carrying concealed handguns in restaurants like Applebees and Olive Garden that serve alcohol in addition to food. He also vetoed legislation that would have allowed a person who may lawfully possess a firearm to carry a handgun in a private motor vehicle or boat if the handgun is locked in a container or compartment. Both pieces of legislation were signed into law by Governor McDonnell last year.
Kaine also vetoed legislation that would have allowed active duty service members of the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard to purchase more than one handgun within a 30-day period, legislation that would have required localities operating compensated confiscation schemes (so-called gun buy-backs) to sell by public auction, or sealed bids, to a person licensed as a dealer, any firearms acquired through the schemes.
Finally, Kaine vetoed legislation that made it clear that the training required to apply for a concealed handgun permit could be completed online or other electronic format. Fortunately, the House and Senate overrode that veto.
George Allen on the other hand signed Virginia’s “shall issue” concealed carry reform into law when he was governor. He also supported repeal of Virginia’s gun rationing law known as “one gun-a-month” when it was before the General Assembly this year. Tim Kaine opposed repeal.
Now is the time for all gun owners to do everything they can to insure that the pro-rights Jim Webb is not replaced with the anti-rights Tim Kaine. Contact the Allen campaign today to see how you can help.