Virginia Democrats Advance ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

2024-01-23 15:51:31

Virginia’s Democrat-controlled Senate Courts of Justice Committee advanced an “assault weapons” ban and a waiting period for gun purchases on Monday.

WRIC noted that Senate Courts of Justice also advanced new controls on “untraceable” gun parts.

Lori Hass, from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions, praised the gun controls and said, “I think waiting periods are very integral to stopping impulsive acts of violence that include self-harm and violence towards others.”

She did not mention that California has a 10-day waiting period on gun purchases, yet California led the nation in “active shooter incidents” in 2021.

Moreover, California has an “assault weapons” ban and regulations on gun parts Democrats describe as “ghost gun” as well.

The Virginia Citizens Defense League’s Philip Van Cleave spoke against the Virginia gun controls, saying, “The Constitution is our founding document, if we ignore that, then we don’t really have the country that we think we have.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at

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