Monday, March 31, 2008

Tim Kaine Tomfoolery

If you haven't been following, Va Governor Tim Kaine has screwed Va gun owners.

David tells it like it is. My quick coverage here. Here's more from the VCDL which I will post in full:


When Governor Kaine filled out VCDL's statewide survey, he said that he did not support CHP holders carrying in K-12 schools.

So what does he do? He signs SB 776, which allows Commonwealth Attorneys, who are not required to have any firearms training, to carry a handgun either concealed or openly anywhere on K-12 school property, including classrooms! Just like with restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages, the Governor has a double standard. He
gladly allows untrained government employees to carry at schools, but opposes allowing law-abiding and trained CHP holders to do the same.

Here is the law:
18.2-308.1 is the school code.
18.2-308.1 B, second paragraph, starts out with: "The exemptions set out in A7 18.2-308 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the provisions of this section."

That means that anyone listed in 18.2-308 B or C (like police, and now Commonwealth Attorneys) are exempted from the ban on school carry in 18.2-308.1.

No double standards there! Governor Kaine has denied that SB 476 allows Commonwealth attorneys to drink, but the VCDL hold his feet to the fire. He's going to get grilled over this next.

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