In the recent gubernatorial election in Virginia, Virginians went to the polls and elected vocal and non apologetic gun hater, Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe actually campaigned vocally for gun control in the old dominion and won.
Now Virginians will have to live with that for the next four years.
As if I couldn’t have predicted what that entails, here is the first taste; McAuliffe names Lori Haas to his transition team.
Who is Lori Haas? She is the Organizer for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. One of the most rabid gun control organizations in America. A gun control organization so out of the mainstream that President Obama doesn’t even include them in the weekly White House meetings he has.
Officials from the White House Office of Public Engagement, which reports to senior Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, are now carrying the administration’s gun control efforts. OPE officials hold a regular meeting with the major gun control groups known as the Gun Violence Table.
The weekly sessions often include OPE Director Paulette Aniskoff or official Paul Monteiro along with representatives from Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action, the Center for American Progress, Organizing for Action and Americans for Responsible Solutions.
The CSGV is pretty far out there, going so far as to say that “life IS liberty”. Huh? So as long as the government doesn’t summarily kill me I have liberty? I’m sure all the people in prison will rejoice that they are really free. And no doubt the innocent who get their persons and property violated in warrantless searches will be happy to know that their liberty is intact because (unlike the family dog) they weren’t shot by the police stormtroopers.
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