We should never see this scene on Virginia streets again. I’m disappointed a Republican-controlled committee rejected my bill with @SenLouiseLucas to address the unregulated, heavily-armed “militias” we saw in Charlottesville. pic.twitter.com/Sg7Dmm5HrR
— Mark Herring (@MarkHerringVA) January 29, 2018
In yet another moment of glory – ok, infamy – Senate Republicans this morning defeated AG Herring’s/Sen. Lucas’ SB987 (“Paramilitary activities; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity if such person assembles with another person with the intent of intimidating any person or group of persons by drilling, parading, or marching with any firearm or explosive or incendiary device or any components or combination thereof. Such unlawful paramilitary activity is punishable as a Class 5 felony.”) By the way, is it just me or can anyone stand listening to the condescending, arrogant, ignorant voice of right-wing extremist Mark Obenshain?