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Video: GOP-Controlled Senate Committee Rejects Bill “to address the unregulated, heavily-armed ‘militias’ we saw in Charlottesville”

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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?

  • And more GOP idiocy…

    House Republicans Vote Against Banning Guns in House Chamber During Session

    RICHMOND, Va. – House Republicans today voted down a rule change sponsored by Delegate Kathleen Murphy that would have banned guns in the gallery of the House chamber for one hour before until one hour after the end of each day’s legislative session.

    “I am profoundly disappointed that House Republicans would vote against this rule,” said Delegate Murphy. “In these challenging times of prolific gun violence, it is reasonable to try to protect ourselves and our guests, including the many student groups who come to watch us on the floor during the legislative session.”

    House Republicans last week killed several pieces of gun safety legislation, including bills to ban bumpstocks and ensure background checks. House Democrats will hold a press conference to discuss gun safety tomorrow, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. in House Room 2 in the Capitol. A media advisory will follow today.

  • old_redneck

    About the “militia” — read this article. In this article, one of the “militia” leaders who descended on C’ville says the cops invited them and offered to escort them.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/15/charlottesville-militia-free-speech-violence

  • Sopater

    By what Constitutional authority could congress ban any citizens from peaceably assembling in public anyway?

  • True Virginian

    Mark Herring has and is continuing to pursue his ideological perception of the law. Openly stating he will not defend the constitution of Virginia when he took office in the defense of traditional marriage because of his beliefs, not the law. Attempting to pass this current law in direct violation of the US constitution.