"But in Congress, the debate seems to have been suspended."

Actually, no.

The House passed a bill requiring enhanced background checks in February. Last month three gun control bills came out of committee and will probably pass and be sent to the Senate.

The problem is simply that the Republican leadership in the Senate refuses to put these bills to a vote. Mitch McConnell says he won't put anything to a vote that the POTUS won't sign. The truth is he doesn't want Republican senators going on record against gun-control legislation that the public overwhelming supports (89 percent on background checks).

Jeff Slonaker

Frederick County

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August West

I will be voting republican for the first time in my life this fall, based on one single issue alone: trying to prevent the left from implementing their gun control agenda. If the liberals gave up the goal of taking guns away from law abiding citizens they would probably have my vote otherwise. I pray there are enough other Virginians out there who feel the same way, and will help prevent our rights from being stripped away by illogical 'think of the children' ideology.

FrankJr

I personally believe when an elected official uses the weight of his office to endorse candidates and influence voters that the candidates need to have views most aligned to his constituents.



Mr Millholland says he is an Independent but he quickly endorsed Ralph Northam for Governor and Mark Herring for Attorney General in 2017. I do not think their views are consistent with the majority of Frederick County voter’s views. I hope every voter realizes Mr. Millholland must agree with their policies. I am supporting the other candidate.

Ping

I think ye fell into the wrong room, buddy. Millholland is one article up.

Rattler

Again there are already background checks. Enforce the laws already on the books and quit trying to make new ones. Red flag laws?? Whose idea of what is a red flag. Dems and liberals don't want legal firearm ownership they want confiscation. So why is my life not as important as theirs. They pursue their daily lives with armed security. Guess if these new laws are going to make everyone so safe they won't need security anymore. Right. Get over yourselves , it won't work. Quit beating the proverbial dead horse

Ping

The horse is far from dead, I think. The left seems to be horrified that the horse of the 2nd Amendment (the overwhelming majority of gun owners are law abiding and legal) still gallops along. It even looks like the left is upset that the horse of the 1rst Amendment still gallops along, the leftist viewpoint being that only they have freedom of speech...everyone else is dangerous.

Ping

I'm part of the 11%.

Spock Here

Exactly.

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