We had heard elsewhere on good authority that the NRA-MIA event this week in VA was a raging success.
Apparently, someone forgot to tell that to the VA Senate.
"Virginia Democrats took an important step toward passing several gun control bills they have prioritized during this year's General Assembly session.
The majority-Democrat state Senate passed legislation that would restrict monthly gun purchases, expand background checks on firearms, and allow localities to ban guns in certain designated areas.
Senate Bill 69 amends Virginia law to restrict citizens' ability to purchase more than one handgun per month, Senate Bill 70 requires mandatory background checks for all private sales of guns, and Senate Bill 35 requires localities to ban guns at public events."
So, it seems all the NRA accomplished was to get one bill set aside in one house, while three more were rammed home in the other. And these were the sensible, non-gun-waving pro-2A people, who simply showed up to testify to a legislature that is tilted the other way.
If this is a war, fight it like a war. Holding a parade on your enemy's quarterdeck isn't going to get you anything you want, but it'll get you a lot of what you don't want. Oh, and in about 97 ways, you're not ready for a war yet. So maybe start working on that first.
And if it's not quite a war yet, you've damned sure got better things to do than grabbing your crotch and waving your shortcomings in the enemy's face. So maybe start working on doing operations-other-than-war a helluva lot better too.
Which leaves no time for childish tantrums. Stop playing in the street, pull your heads out of your asses, and start doing serious things in a serious way, like this was serious business, and not a grade school food fight.
We have it on good authority that in a war, second place is a body bag.