Portent of things to come?

Staunton and Wayneboro flip GOP

Democrats came out in unusually high numbers for a May election, but 2nd Amendment voters came out in Fall election numbers, sweeping 2 cities that haven’t gone GOP in decades.

November should be interesting.

8 thoughts on “Portent of things to come?

  1. I think the big issue is not guns, but healthcare.

    10’s of millions more have no insurance. Hospitals can gat paid. Rural hospitals in particular are in dire straits. All these people treated for coronavirus are going to get monstrous bills at some point. And all those unemployed who couldn’t get treated for various ailments, bad joints, etc. when they were employed and had insurance now can’t afford it when procedures open up again.

    I realize this can be considered temporary pandemic conditions. Yet that is not entirely true. So long as we are stuck with unaffordable premiums and huge costs on the delivery side, which has been going on for decades, healthcare will be the prime issue people care about. The pandemic just exposed how bad our system is.

    Guns may be an issue in VA, but not many other states.

    I think when an avid hunter has all the guns he wants, but can’t get around without a walker because he has no insurance to get a new knee or hip, his priorities will shift.

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    1. “I think when an avid hunter has all the guns he wants, but can’t get around without a walker because he has no insurance to get a new knee or hip, his priorities will shift.”

      Well…
      My dad has 5 acres of land in upstate NY posted No Hunting. Several years ago an older gentleman pulled into the driveway just prior to the beginning of hunting season, grabbed his cane and approached my father about possibly hunting his land because it is relatively easy to get around for someone in his condition. My father, not being a hunter or a “gun guy” took one look at him and said “Absolutely.”

      So maybe not.

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      1. I wonder if that elderly hunter with a cane could track a wounded animal. Ethical hunters do that and it can be a grueling effort under some circumstances.

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          1. I’ve hunted and agree. But there are a lot of other plots of privately owned land around my dad’s place that are also posted. But his property is gently sloped. If the guy didn’t drop it on the first shot (as my father-in-law had a bad habit of doing), I’m not sure if he would have been able to track.

            He did get a nice 4 point the day he was there. My father does not care for venison, but his wife does and she enjoyed a nice hunk of fresh tenderloin, properly grilled for dinner the next day.

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  2. @Green
    “If the guy didn’t drop it on the first shot (as my father in law had a bad habit of doing)…….is this the same father in law that could hit a flying teal with a .22? A shooter who can do that would not have a problem placing a fatal shot into a larger target.

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