Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Virginia Rebuffs Bloomberg

Look like Michael Bloomberg’s crusade to shut down legitimate gun dealers is starting to draw the ire of some state legislatures. At issue is the fact that Bloomberg sent “undercover” individuals to make “simulated straw purchases” at gun dealers in other states. Never mind the fact that the individuals in question were breaking several laws.

The Commonwealth of Virginia has written a letter to Michael Bloomberg informing the Mayor of new legislation which has recently been passed. The letter states:

“As you know, the U.S. Department of Justice recently wrote to you that such activity is counterproductive to legitimate law enforcement efforts to police illegal firearm trafficking, and has potential legal liabilities.”

I personally would love to see some of the businesses targeted by Bloomberg sue NYC. The Virginia AG continues:

“The new legislation... makes clear that such non-law enforcement activities related to undercover illegal firearm purchases will be punishable as a felony in Virginia.”

Sounds like the new law has some teeth, and that the Commonwealth intends to enforce it. Hopefully this will help put the brakes on Bloomberg’s thinly disguised effort to effectively ban handgun sales nationwide.

Until next time!

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