Virginia restricts gun buyers to the purchase of one handgun a month, in an effort to prevent bulk re-sales; law enforcement officers must issue a concealed carry permit to almost anyone who applies.Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League on whether allowing students and faculty members to carry guns would have prevented the Virginia Tech massacre:
"But they wouldn’t die like sheep, at least, but more like a wolf with some fangs, able to fight back.”Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D -NV) on whether gun laws should change in the wake of Virginia Tech:
“I hope there’s not a rush to do anything. We need to take a deep breath.”And the presidential candidates weigh in:
“This brutal attack was not caused by nor should it lead to restrictions on the Second Amendment, which guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms.” --John McCain (R - AZ)
The purchase has prompted calls from several Democrats and at least one leading presidential candidate, John Edwards, for measures to restrict gun sales, even as they proclaimed their support for the Second Amendment.No doubt we'll hear from this county soon.
Still love those guns, Virginia?