By Josh Marks

The 5 Craziest Gun Laws in Virginia

January 25, 2013 3:29 pm Category: Memo Pad 4 Comments A+ / A-

Vice President Joe Biden is hard at work, rallying the American people around the administration’s gun safety proposals. Earlier this week he participated in a Google+ “Fireside Hangout” and Friday he will be joined by Virginia’s Democratic senator Tim Kaine in the state capital of Richmond to participate in a roundtable discussion “with experts who worked on gun safety following the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech,” according to the Associated Press.

In an email to supporters Friday, Biden called for grassroots action to get Congress to act on President Obama’s gun safety proposals:

The president has called on Congress to act on four specific legislative measures: closing background-check loopholes, banning military-style assault weapons and limiting high-capacity ammunition magazines, making our schools safer, and increasing access to mental health services.

Friday’s visit to Virginia sends a powerful message to the gun lobby and politicians prepared to fight against stronger gun laws. The Old Dominion is home to the National Rifle Association and has recently passed some of the loosest gun laws in the country.

Virginia earned only 12 points out of 100 in the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence’s state scorecard. The Brady Campaign said, “Virginia has weak gun laws that help feed the illegal gun market, allow the sale of guns without background checks and put children at risk.”

From repealing the one-handgun-a-month law to allowing loaded guns in bars, here are five of the craziest gun laws in Virginia.

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  • Sand_Cat

    Really, what should one expect from these idiots?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Jones/827014412 Daniel Jones

      MUCH better.

  • http://mohammeddressup.com/ I Zheet M’Drawz

    COEUR D’ALENE, ID—Repression was the order of the day as the National Rifle Association’s North Idaho Chapter held its annual convention this weekend.

    NRA member Jack Harwich admires a fellow member’s piece, stirring potent new feelings within himself.

    More than 25,000 dedicated gun lovers from across Northern Idaho flocked to the Coeur d’Alene Convention Center for the two-day event, happily sublimating homosexual impulses amid a carefully maintained facade of platonic camaraderie.

    Moscow, ID, resident Richard Hoflinger, 47, a longtime gun-rights activist, exhibited the collection of antique rifles through which he has channeled his culturally unacceptable impulses. “Guns should be part of any upstanding Christian family,” Hoflinger said, sticking a long, thick, oily pipe-cleaner 14 inches up an 1886 Remington.

    In the next booth, another latent gay man, Duane Erlich, moved his hand slowly up and down a well-polished 1948 Winchester. “Ain’t she a beautiful baby?” he said, displaying the kind of feminization/infantilization of firearms for which NRA members are renowned.

    Erlich then demonstrated the proper loading procedure for his “baby,” lovingly inserting a pair of bullets into the dark, snug-fitting tunnels before thrusting the gun’s bolt smoothly into the action, cocking it firmly. “This’ll blow a man straight to heaven,” he said.

    The tone of the event was set by chapter president John Henry Unger, whose opening remarks cited the “wonderful variety of weaponry on display, from little snub-nosed pieces that fit snugly in your pocket to big, meaty shooters with barrels as thick as your arm.”

    Unger then fired his father’s prize Colt Peacemaker revolver into the air, drawing raucous applause from the crowd, many of whose own fathers had suppressed latent physical attraction for their adolescent sons by channeling forbidden feelings into totemistic firearms.

    All over the convention floor, gun manufacturers proudly unveiled new technologies which will allow simmering homoerotic tensions to be expressed with greater nuance than ever before. At the Smith & Wesson booth, company spokesman Darrell Trace displayed a handgun made from a newly developed metal alloy whose “incredibly hard” nature, he explained, gives it no recoil after use, providing its user with “a far greater sense of control over his piece.”

    “It’s a very comfortable gun, very soft in the hands,” Trace added, noting that Smith & Wesson had designed the gun to appeal to “shooters tired of coming home from the firing range with sore, worn-out wrists.”

    But even as conventioneers reveled in a two-day orgy of firearm-to-phallus transference, a dark cloud hung over the event. The NRA has declined in power over the last decade, and its once-potent lobbyists have come out on the small end of key legislative battles like the Brady Bill, causing many members to bring their lifelong subconscious fears of castration to the fore.

    “If the gun-control lobby wants my rod, they’ll have to yank it from my dead body,” said Pocatello-area bar-owner Joseph Greer, holding a tell-tale snub-nosed revolver.

    “Those guys up there in Washington are tryin’ to take our guns away, but we ain’t gonna let ‘em,” Greer continued, adding classic paternal displacement to the already rich psychosexual tapestry. “No siree, Bob.”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AAWDBMKXMFTE6ANDE7OH2E7UTI Baysider

    These are your arguements? To get a permit in Virginia you MUST go beore a Judge, the online “permit” to which you refer is the education portion of the process.Your comment section looks to be by 6th graders held back a year or two. I am looking forward to see how long it takes for the moderator to take down this post, the last time I wrote a disenting opinion it took all of about 15 seconds! You do nothing but spread false facts and try to act like you know what you are talking about but in reality you don’t knowyour a– from a hole in the ground. And I do believe the long winded one is fantisizing. Although this site is good for a laugh or two , allways good to see an anti-gunner to show how big an idiot they can be.

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