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Carry Issues and the Election Results

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by RussP, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. RussP

    RussP Moderator

    Jan 23, 2003
    Central Virginia
    Here in Virginia the Senate has been Democrat controlled. They manipulated the Senate Rules to establish a sub-committee, the membership weighted in their favor, to review all bills related to firearms and specifically all bills related to carrying firearms prior to submission to the full committee. Very few bills made it to the committee last session.

    The push this election was to take control of the back and eliminate that committee. Unfortunately, we didn't win a majority, only a possible tie with R=20 and D=20 (The Lt. Gov. is Republican). It has come down to one Senate race. With 100% of the votes in, the Republican challenger, Bryce Reeves, has an 86 vote advantage over the Dem incumbent.

    This is big for those who carry in Virginia. While a majority would insure passage of pro-carry legislation, 20+1 to 20 means anti-carry bills will have a much tougher chance of getting through.

    How did the election affect carry in your state?
  2. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    Not at all. The democrats won everything, but in Kentucky the democrats are about as pro-gun as Texas Republicans, other than a few from 2 major cities. In my family, voting democrat was handed down since the civil war, when the democrats were the south, and my father's generation was the first to cast any Republican votes. All of our concealed carry, pro-gun and self-defense laws have been written and sposored and passed by democrats and we have about the best gun and self-defense laws, overall, of any state.

    I rarely vote for a Republican in a state election, but always do in a national election.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2011

  3. rvrctyrngr

    rvrctyrngr Senior Moment

    Sep 15, 2004
    Gator Nation
    Our last election in 2010 didn't change anything. 'We' have monster majorities in both the House and Senate, as well as the Governor's office. The only thing we didn't get passed this year was full Open Carry because we have too many RINOs in the Senate.

    Our major victory was getting teeth added to our preemption statute, and we're reaping the benefits of that daily, as counties and municipalities are continually repealing illegal anti-gun ordinances in the face of civil litigation, fines and penalties.

    Will be much the same the up coming legislative session in January. Not expecting many gun bills, either pro or anti. Most of the time will be taken up with redistricting.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2011
  4. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001
    Democrats took control of the city council, RINO mayor won..

    No real change, Preemption really keeps them from doing to much.