Va’s Mcauliff:No Criminal Checks For Employees, MORE Background Checks For Gun Owners

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Double Standard: McAuliff wants NO criminal history checks for state employees, but MORE background checks for gun owners
Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Covington VA –-( Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) does not take a position on whether or not the Commonwealth should ask its employment applicants if they have a criminal history, BUT I bring it up to show that Virginia Governor McAuliffe has a double standard when it comes to gun owners.

From the article:

“In a new Virginia economy, people who make mistakes and pay the price should be welcomed back into society and given the opportunity to succeed,” McAuliffe said in a statement.

“This executive order will remove unnecessary obstacles to economic success for Virginians who deserve a second chance,” the Democratic governor said.

Terry McAuliffe
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

But, when it comes to gun rights, McAuliffe is trying to make that same “second chance” harder for Virginians. McAuliffe made a change to a bill which would require that a person can’t even ask for their gun rights to be restored for a full five years from the date of their conviction.

Also, while future state employees are being allowed by McAuliffe to skip a background check, McAuliffe pushed a series of bills this year to require more background checks for gun purchases.

Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right. Visit:

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“WE” didn’t elect him.. the Northern Virginia liberals and Bloomberg’s cash did.


What a gloriously typical liberal response – ‘it’s not my fault, someone else did it’. So much for the party of personal responsibility.


Agreed. Hard to believe…


It’s your own fault. Y’all elected a Democrat.


So the state of the country is your fault because y’all elected obama? Doesn’t make much sense to blame VA gun owners for the way the (stupid) majority of the state voted.