Petition by Patrick Hope
Like many, I was shocked and deeply saddened to see the recent footage of the shooting of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Virginia. As a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, I’ve seen gun control bills fail time and again in the state legislature, blocked by the power of the gun lobby.
That ends now. We need to put our politics aside and finally institute a comprehensive background check for all gun purchases in Virginia, to stop the next tragedy before it happens.
Currently, Virginia has no law requiring a background check on the purchaser of a firearm when the seller is not a licensed dealer. That means that thousands of guns can be bought and sold without background checks by unlicensed dealers at gun shows and other events. The “gun show loophole” is a clear ploy to avoid taking common-sense precautions that can, and do, save lives.
Without universal background check for gun purchases, many people can circumvent the law and easily access a gun -- giving them the opportunity to take away a life in seconds. The great people of Virginia have persevered through the Virginia Tech tragedy in 2007, but we as elected officials haven’t done enough to do better for them since then. We must get this right.
Recent polling shows that more than 92 percent of voters in Virginia agree that background checks at gun shows are a good idea, but a small, vocal minority keeps them from becoming law.Governor McAuliffe is once again calling for the passage of this law in the wake of the tragedy. I know we can make a real, life-saving change if we work together right now to make our voices heard -- here in Virginia and across the country.
So who is Patrick Hope anyway? Turns out he is a left wing progressive delegate here in Virginia. Progressives do not believe that people have rights, only the government has rights. But he also believes in liberal policies that are designed to make you think that he supports the rights of people. That is a common trick of progressives that so many people fall for.
The above picture shows the female reporter's so called boyfriend's tweet about her death 12 minutes before the on air live incident. Look at the time and date stamps on the two pictures here. Something just does not add up.
I suspect that the video at the top will be taken down as well as the pictures of the tweet from the reporters so called boyfriend. I can't stop that, but you have to ask why do all the search engines keep doing this? Well, the good news? Gun sales are up in Virginia and everywhere else all across the nation. People are not buying this stuff anymore.
Its a fight for your rights. The progressives don't think you should have any. You decide if you think you should have rights. If not and you own a gun, go turn it in. You can always throw rocks but that too will become illegal. What are you anyway, a child? Remember, progressives are smarter than you and think they should control every aspect of your life. Want to let them? Its all part of the New Virginia Economy as Terry would put it.