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Aww, geez, not this NRA crap again!

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Y’know, the Republican Party has been trying for years to convince people that their views, and those of their allies in the NRA and VCDL, are in line with those of responsible gun owners, like me.

Bull.

There’s absolutely nothing controversial about background checks, which a wide majority of even Republicans are in favor of, so we can keep guns out of the hands of domestic violence abusers, terrorists, or criminals– like the ones in New York City, who brag about how easy it is for them to drive down to Virginia and load themselves up.

And if you want to concealed carry a firearm, you should dang well be required to have a permit and training. This “Constitutional Carry” nonsense they try and push is 100% Grade-A horse manure, because the Founding Fathers wouldn’t have put up with that sort-of nonsense. I should know; I’m running for Thomas Jefferson’s old seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, and when the University of Virginia was founded, firearms were banned from campus at his behest. Imagine that!

And it’s all good and well to talk a big game about mental health issues, but that means actually putting in the hard work to provide that support, because mental health issues are serious issues, not just a reason to sadly pontificate about why the latest mass shooting occurred. And if you really want to solve those issues, then unfunded mandates, no matter how well intentioned, just aren’t going to flipping cut it. We need to do more, and we need to not stop until the problem is fixed.

Hey, if the Republicans want to talk about guns, great! Let’s do it- absolutely! But that means not catering to party flacks, lobbyists, and special interest groups with their own agenda. It means standing up for Virginia and Virginians before all else. That includes the NRA, last seen busily trying to incite a civil war in order to keep their coffers full. It also includes the Virginia Citizen’s Defense League, who’re so far out there that they think even the NRA is a pusillanimous organization of gun-grabbers.

I’m sick and fricking tired of the Republicans letting the extremists in their party run the show, especially on issues like this one. And since the Republicans don’t want to stand up by God, that’s exactly what I intend to do in Richmond.

Stand with us today, and we can take our people-powered campaign all the way to November, flip the Trump Winery district, and bring responsive and accountable leadership back to the folks of Virginia.

Kellen Squire is an emergency department nurse in Charlottesville, VA, running for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 58th District this fall. Donate to, volunteer for, or get the word out about our people-powered campaign, TODAY!

  • Carter Braxton

    “This “Constitutional Carry” nonsense they try and push is 100% Grade-A horse manure, because the Founding Fathers wouldn’t have put up with that sort-of nonsense.” Umm, note to this self-professed genius on historical fact: there were no licenses when the Founding Fathers created the 2nd Amendment. There weren’t licensed for almost 200 years!!

    “I should know; I’m running for Thomas Jefferson’s old seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.” Now, here’s some 100% Grade-A horse manure. That’s like saying, “I know how to perform heart surgery because I just bought a house from a heart surgeon!”

    “when the University of Virginia was founded, firearms were banned from campus at his behest.” Wrong again. The board of the University of Virginia, which included T. Jefferson, didn’t ban guns. Instead, they left the decision up to the professors whether they would allow weapons. In their own words, “No Student shall, within the precincts of the University…keep or use weapons or arms of any kind, or gunpowder…appear in school with a stick, or any weapon, nor, while in school, be covered without permission of the Professor.”

    “I’m sick and fricking tired of the Republicans letting the extremists in their party run the show, especially on issues like this one.” Kind of how the extremists in the Democrat party (*cough* anifa *cough*) are running the show? Socialists have overrun the party. By the way, I’m not a Repugnican either. Both parties are two sides of the same statist, big government coin.

    “It means standing up for Virginia and Virginians before all else.” Virginians don’t support gun control.

    • “Virginians don’t support gun control”?

      https://poll.qu.edu/virginia/release-detail?ReleaseID=2468

      Virginia voters support 91 – 8 percent, including 88 – 11 percent among Republicans, requiring background checks for all gun buyers, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

      Voters support 51 – 45 percent stricter gun laws in Virginia, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. It’s “too easy” to buy a gun in the Old Dominion, 48 percent of voters say, while 3 percent say it’s “too hard” and 40 percent say it’s “about right.”

      New gun laws won’t interfere with the right to own guns, voters say 60 – 30 percent.

      If more people carried guns, Virginia would be “less safe,” 51 percent of voters say, while 40 percent say it would be “safer.”

      Virginia voters support 55 – 41 percent a nationwide ban on high-capacity magazines for guns and support 56 – 37 percent a nationwide ban on assault weapons.

    • John

      “Covered,” in the context of the quoted rules you’ve shared, means “wearing a hat” not “carrying a firearm” as you evidently believe. Also, Carter, no one from Antifa is “running the show” in the Democratic Party. Nor are socialists. I advise you to calm down, get a grip and to start using reason.

      • The funny thing about “antifa” is that, prior to Republicans and right wingnuts ranting and raving about this group (or whatever the hell it is), I’d never heard of “antifa,” nor had probably 99.9% of Democrats. So, the concept that “antifa” is part of the Democratic Party is beyond idiotic. Typical right-wing strategy: create a bogeyman out of thin air, attack it, pretend that Democrats are somehow tied to it…

    • Tracy B Ann

      You would love this candidate then. He doesn’t support gun control. His idea of gun control is something like “You take care of yours, I’ll take care of mine”

      You can read about him and see screenshots of his original web pages here.

      https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/27/1638427/-Blue-Dog-Republican-in-sheep-s-clothing

      • WahooMom

        THANK YOU. I hope others do their research. It appears gun control is not the only issue on which this candidate has been inconsistent. Isn’t there a Green Party candidate running in this district?

  • Edward N Virginia

    THIS IS NOT a defining issues in the District! Why is the Candidate trying to make it one? UNAFFORDABLE housing and rising costs of already unaffordable housing – including first time home buyers, and elderly on fixed income or in assisted living, etc – is a key issues. GET ON THAT, dearie poo!