Mayor Micheal Bloomberg of NYC, is conducting
legal (formerly legal) sting operations in Virginia gun shops, to check for stores that sell weapons illegally. Apparently the Virginia General Assembly feels that illegal gun purchases shouldn’t be prosecuted and made a law making it illegal for New York based investigators to conduct these operations without the presence of a Virginia state trooper.
The right wing gun control freaks say they’re fine if guns are kept from criminals, but then we have them protesting the government who is making sure guns aren’t sold to the “bad guys.” Northern Virginia, where most of these stings are conducted, is often times lumped with the Northeast megapolitian area, and as such criminals come to VA to buy guns, and then return home. This is also a problem in Maryland and DC, where they have stricter gun laws. Oh, and guess what? VA-MD-DC all have similar murder rates, so I guess that old argument about using guns to protect yourself doesn’t affect those from Maryland and the District</sarcasm>.
Oh, maybe one day Northern Virginia will be it’s own state, and the old Virginia can be a pure red sanctuary.