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“I want to do something that works, not just to make people feel good”

posted at 6:55 pm on January 31, 2013 by

Virginia Governor McDonnell with a novel approach to “gun safety,” everybody: Maybe we should be focusing on solutions that can actually work, instead of longstanding and practically futile political agendas.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell does not think closing the gun show loophole would be effective in curbing gun violence and does not think the state should get involved in the regulation of private sales.

“I want to do something that works, not just to make people feel good,” McDonnell said on Tuesday’s “Ask the Governor” show. “Whether you look at the Virginia Tech tragedy in Virginia, or Newtown, Conn., none of those things were related to people buying anything at a gun show.” …

“The regulation of private sales I don’t think needs to be done.”

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AH_C on January 31, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Crazy talk. We must only appeal to base emotions with useless gestures. The press (i.e., the people’s information filter) is too stupid to understand even the simplest of rational arguments.

besser tot als rot on February 1, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Crazy talk. We must only appeal to base emotions with useless gestures. The press (i.e., the people’s information filter) is too stupid to understand arrogant to acknowledge the legitimacy of even the simplest of rational arguments.

besser tot als rot on February 1, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Yes, I know, it could be BOTH.

VelvetElvis on February 1, 2013 at 7:29 AM

“More guns is not the answer. I just know it’s not. I just know it.” – Dick “Ignorance Is Bliss” Durbin, senior senator, Illinois.

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Thanks, Land of Lincoln, for your Jackass contribution to the authoritarian political pantheon that Durbin represents.
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*SPITS*

ExpressoBold on February 1, 2013 at 9:16 AM

But…but…but have you seen the kind of criminals and gang-bangers that hang out at gun shows. I mean c’mon.
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Bitter Clinger on February 1, 2013 at 9:35 AM


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