“What’s next for 2020
Gun control: Following the Virginia Beach mass shooting in May, state Democratic legislators have made it their mission to pass laws they think will curb violence, such as universal background checks, limits on the types of guns that can be purchased, and extreme risk protection orders. With Democrats in the majority, such bills are likely to pass and go into effect July 1, despite the wishes of gun-rights advocates who say they feel targeted by the legislation and have promised to fight it.”
I chose this particular “what’s next . . .” because someone has been telling me this exact same outcome was coming regarding sensible gun laws for a good while, now. And, today the front page of the V-P said it, too.
Must be true, huh? Well, I for one hope so.
The naysayers can’t complain, not one itty-bitty bit, if the changes in this entire paragraph come true. Why do I say that? Well, because the ‘Guns for All, Anytime, Any Day, in Any Numbers’ gang has had continuing chances to be part of the dialog of this conversation calling for sensible new gun laws. They, however, have thumbed their noses at any and all conversations related to guns laws – even the one when Gov. Northam called a special session of the VA General Assembly to discuss JUST THIS TOPIC AND JUST GUN ISSUES.
So, yeah, I think my friend is correct – new gun laws will come about in our state in 2020. I’ve been all for sensible changes to make mass-shootings result in less deaths, even if we can never end all mass-shootings. As for those law-abiding citizens, however, who cannot/will not budge even one itty-bitty bit for any kind of new gun laws . . . ? Well, there’s just one thing to say . . .
‘Read them and weep.’ They WILL happen. There was opportunity upon opportunity to be part of the solution that hopefully 2020 will reap regarding gun laws.
Good for Virginia and good for the Virginian-Pilot for putting this paragraph front and center this morning.