Home Guns Audio: AG Mark Herring Says Gun “Sanctuary” Resolutions “Have Absolutely No Legal...

Audio: AG Mark Herring Says Gun “Sanctuary” Resolutions “Have Absolutely No Legal Effect Whatsoever”

"What this is about is the gun lobby...stoking fear...when what Virginians want is to do something about the epidemic of gun violence"

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AG Mark Herring a few minutes ago on the Kojo Nnamdi Show‘s Politics Hour:

  • “These resolutions have absolutely no legal effect whatsoever.”
  • “What this is about is the gun lobby going around stoking fear, trying to scare people, when what Virginians want is to do something about the epidemic of gun violence”
  • “This is really about saving lives and reducing gun violence, and the majority of newly elected legislators from this past election are committed to doing everything they reasonably can to address this epidemic. And I feel confident that when the legislature passes these laws in the next couple months, they will be enforced and they will be followed.”
  • “You’ve got groups like the [Virginia] Citizens Defense League…out stoking a lot of fear before one bill is even heard.”
  • “I support addressing this epidemic of gun violence with laws like universal background checks, which are supported by the vast majority of Virginians; reinstating the one-handgun-a-month law that Gov. Wilder got passed, that served Virginia for two decades really well up until Republicans in the General Assembly repealed it…red-flag laws…Those are reasonable gun safety measure that will keep our communities safer…And what really should be the outrage is that in the last 10 years more than 9,000 Virginians have been killed using a gun…that’s the level of carnage and death that should really drive people to demand action, which it has done and drove people to the polls to elect legislators who would be responsive to the needs of the community.”