Cuccinelli stands with NRA lobbyists against promoting principled gun safety
June 4, 2013
The Virginian-Pilot editorializes, "The commonwealth, led by members of a political party that frequently decries federal overreach and the trampling of states' rights, maintains lax regulations on guns and the eligibility criteria for carrying concealed weapons. Supporters of that approach undermine other states' gun laws with two efforts: pursuit of a federal mandate that concealed-carry permits from one state be recognized in all others, and a state law that provides for a Virginia permit for nonresidents."
Progressive Point: Virginia's laws should protect our 2nd Amendment rights and promote gun safety. Ken Cuccinelli changed Virginia's concealed-carry laws to eliminate gun safety requirements, putting our families in danger. Our leaders should have the backbone and the integrity to do the right thing, but Cuccinelli is choosing to stand with NRA lobbyists.
Our rights come with real responsibilities. That's why gun owners agree our 2nd Amendment right comes with the need to keep dangerous guns out of dangerous hands. But Ken Cuccinelli removed gun safety provisions like real life training from the requirements to get a concealed handgun permit. Making us less safe does not equal more freedom -- it's just about money and fear. Cuccinelli should be listening to Virginia's responsible gun owners and law enforcement, not NRA lobbyists and the gun industry.
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