April 23, 2024

Gov. Youngkin Vetoes Virginia Democrats’ ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) vetoed Democrat lawmakers’ “assault weapons” ban on Tuesday, together with quite a few different Democrat-backed gun controls.

On January 23, 2024, Breitbart News noted that Virginia Democrats had been advancing an “assault weapons” ban.

On February 9, 2024, Breitbart News pointed out that the Virginia House Democrats “assault firearm” ban focused semiautomatic centerfire pistols — just like the 9mm or 45 ACP — if stated pistols take a removable journal and have a threaded barrel.

Semiautomatic centerfire pistols are wildly common amongst hid carriers and goal shooters. Some of the most well-liked semiautomatic centerfire pistols embody the 9mm, 45 ACP, and 10mm, and a pistol chambered in any of these three rounds might have been banned in Virginia over a threaded barrel if Democrats acquired their approach.

But Y0ungkin vetoed the “assault weapons” ban and Richmond Times-Dispatch quoted him saying in a press release, “The Constitution precludes the Commonwealth from prohibiting a broad category of firearms widely embraced for lawful purposes, such as self-defense. Despite this, certain members of the General Assembly have pursued legislation banning most contemporary semiautomatic firearms and specific ammunition-feeding devices.”

State Sen. Creigh Deeds (D) wrung his fingers and posted commentary on X as Youngkin was vetoing the anti-Second Amendment laws, writing, “News this afternoon that 2 more of my bills, prospectively banning assault style weapons, and keeping guns off college campuses are being vetoed. Shameful and unthinking action!”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the author/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly e-newsletter targeted on all issues Second Amendment, additionally for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a pro-staffer for Pulsar Night Vision. He was a Visiting Fellow on the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010 and holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a concentrate on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can signal as much as get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange. Reach him immediately at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.