From fired Fox News host Todd Starnes:
Liberty University president Jerry Falwell, Jr. delivered a terse warning to Virginia Democrats who are considering a crackdown on guns during an interview on The Todd Starnes Radio Show. “I’m pretty sure I’m going to call for civil disobedience if the Democrats go through with this,” Falwell said.
Falwell told Starnes that he has never seen Virginians so fired up over a piece of legislation. “You don’t mess with people’s guns in this part of the state,” he said. “They (Democrats) don’t know what they’ve gotten into and they’re going to find out the hard way, I’m afraid.
The Roanoke Times reports:
Several months after a gunman killed 32 people at Virginia Tech in 2007, a bill to require background checks on all firearm purchases at gun shows didn’t make it out of a committee in the Virginia State Senate. Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke, cast a vote against it.
More than a decade and more than 10,000 gun-related deaths in Virginia later, Edwards is now sponsoring that bill. As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he’ll sift through more than 40 gun control bills to usher through significant changes to gun policy in Virginia.
The Northam administration and Democratic leaders are pushing eight proposals, including banning assault weapons (defined as any semi-automatic rifle or pistol with a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds), and reinstating the state’s repealed one-handgun-a-month law.