How the Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate in Virginia made his decision on gun show regulations

The proposed law had nothing to do with the crime, but Deeds was "moved" by the parents "appeals." My question is: why were the parents even talking about gun show regulations? I know that the Brady Campaign was pushing for this, but who would even think of bringing up a regulation that was unrelated to the crime.

For years, Deeds had opposed gun show restrictions. His perspective changed after the April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech massacre when a student with two handguns shot 32 people dead on campus then killed himself as police closed in.

Although neither of the guns Seung-Hui Cho used to carry out the worst mass killing on a college campus in U.S. history was purchased at a gun show, Deeds said he was moved by the appeals of parents, relatives and friends of the slain. . . .

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Blogger Cato said...

So it seems to me that we can interpret this "explanation" in one of two ways. Either he's simply anti-gun despite any denials or when confronted with a problem he'll grab at whatever policy some advocacy group is pushing whether it has any relation to the problem or not. Wonderful.

9/15/2009 8:26 AM  
Blogger Braxton Hicks said...

As has been said before...

"Gun control has little to do with guns and everything to do with control."

9/15/2009 8:42 AM  
Blogger Harry Schell said...

I guess you could say he has a lot of empathy for the parents...heh, and getting some votes.

Facts? Who cares? Let's just emote our laws into being!

9/15/2009 9:31 AM  

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