Virginia November 2011 Election Results & the Fall Out For Gun Owners
Virginia –-(Ammoland.com)- In yesterday's Virginia elections the Senate became evenly split 20-20 between Dems and Repubs. It used to be controlled by the Dems.
Is that good news for gun owners?
Maybe, Maybe not.
When the Repubs had control of the Senate last time we could not even get a clean vote on repeal of the ban on concealed carry in restaurants because the Repub leadership did not want their anti-gun Repubs voting on controversial issues.
It was not until the Dems got control that we could cobble together a vote working with the pro-gun Dems. That is one reason I am glad that Dem John Edwards beat Repub Nutter. Edwards answered our survey when Nutter would not. Without Edwards we could not have repealed the restaurant ban when the Dems had control. Edwards has come out strong for Castle Doctrine and Constitutional Carry. Pro-gun Repub Carrico is now also in the Senate.
I expect there may be a recount in the Reeves/Houck race. Newcomer Republican Reeves beat longstanding incumbent and Dem Houck by only 86 votes.
I am disappointed that Jeff Frederick lost to anti-gun Puller but thrilled that pro-gun Dick Black is back in the legislature now as a Senator.
In the House I am thrilled that we have two new Delegates, Minchew and Webert who have both committed to Castle Doctrine and Constitutional Carry.For Liberty,
Virginia Gun Owners Coalition is Virginia's only no-compromise, non-partisan gun lobby patterned after Gun Owners of America on Capitol Hill. VGOC is a non-profit tax-exempt organization under 501(c)(4) of the IRS code. Because we lobby politicians to protect and defend the 2nd Amendment, contributions are not tax deductible for IRS purposes. Visit: www.vgoc.org