VA: Chief Sponsor of Gun Ban Makes Incredible Fool of Himself
Don’t let up, keep up the pressure against the gun ban
Urge Your Delegate and Senator to Oppose the Northam-Levine Gun Ban!
Gov. Northam’s ban on commonly-owned firearms — introduced by Delegate Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) — is still waiting for House of Delegates’ action.
Del. Levine claims that his so-called “Assault Weapons” bill (HB 961) largely mirrors the 1994 federal “Assault Weapons” bill, but that is not accurate.
While it was atrocious and unconstitutional, the 1994 federal law:
- Grandfathered existing semi-automatic rifles possessed before enactment (September 13, 1994) and listed 670 exempt rifles
- Clearly identified banned rifles and had an expiration date which allowed gun owners to keep their firearms
- Did not apply to handguns or require gun registration or require a federal permit to own a semiautomatic gun in the future
- Did not force people to turn their guns into police, or to sell or destroy their guns
- And did not mandate the destruction of 10-plus-round magazines.
The Northam-Levine bill does all those objectionable things, yet Delegate Levine claims it is “the same” as the federal “Assault Weapons” bill, which is a bald-faced lie.
These are the kind of fantasy facts Richmond Democrats regularly dish out to the public! The Democrats hope the public will be kept in the dark and the media helps to ensure that.
Please contact your state delegate and senator (above) using the pre-written email we have prepared for you to send.
Delegate Levine, the chief legislative sponsor of the “assault weapons” ban, made a fool of himself at a Town Hall recently. He was caught on video claiming that the difference between a hunting rifle and an assault weapon is “how you hold the gun. It makes it a semi-automatic.”
As reported by the Washington Examiner, Del. Levine then showed his trigger finger moving, and added, “Meaning you can shoot with each finger, not like a bolt-action” rifle typically used in hunting.
You’ll laugh hysterically when viewing the video of Levine here — and you can also read the comments that I contributed to the accompanying article.
Also at the Town Hall, Del. Levine pretended his bill did not involve confiscation but simply required a “permit” and payment of $50 for each “assault weapon” kept so that “we know where they are if they are used by criminals.”
But, of course, Delegate Levine offered no evidence that his bill would stop crime. In fact, while gun owner registration has repeatedly failed to reduce crime, it has always been successful in helping tyrants to confiscate firearms. Not only in faraway foreign lands, but in U.S. states like New York.
That’s why I need you to inform your neighbors and family who support the Second Amendment with the real facts and to challenge legislators who try to pull the wool over the eyes of the public!
Please contact your delegate and senator (above) using the pre-written email and tell them to vote NO to HB 961.