The Second Amendment is under assault in Virginia by the Democrat majority in the House of Delegates.

We don’t need to add to that problem. While the local Democrat nominee claims to be a supporter of our constitutional rights, she also says she supports her party’s gun control agenda, claiming it is not intrusive.

Laws making it harder for law-abiding citizens to purchase or own a firearm while making it harder to hold and prosecute those who commit violent crimes, are not sane strategies for making our communities safe.

Bill Wiley is part of the line of defense against these reckless policies. If your Second Amendment rights are important to you — and they should be — I ask you to join me in reelecting Bill Wiley.

You don’t have to wait until Nov. 2. Early voting has already started.

Your vote counts. Bill Wiley will make sure your voice counts, too.

Bob Ryan

Frederick County

(24) comments

JonLF

Mr Incredible. True facts usually bore Trumpublicans like you. Trump himself hated true facts because they generally proved him to be wrong and he doesn't understand wrong. There are no facts to directly "correspond the rise in school shootings to the removal of God and corporal punishment." They don't exist, otherwise you wouldn't have said "almost." There are facts to show that AR-15s are directly correlated to mass shootings. If you truly know God, you would know He would not approve of using AR-15s or any gun. Most gun crimes are not committed using AR-15s.

I own four guns, none of them automatic. I use them for hunting, you know squirrels, ducks etc. Did you know automatic weapons with over three shells loaded in the magazine are illegal to hunt animals, with the exception of human beings (children). If you decide to hunt children you can purchase and use a 100-round clip. That is because Conservatives, claim their 2nd Amendment Rights would be violated if they couldn't purchase them.

Food for thought. I'll put my side by side double barrel 12-guage, loaded with 00-buckshot up against you coming through my door with you AR-15 anytime, and if that doesn't work I'll just use my 22 rifle to put a bullet right between your eyes, small but deadly if put in the right place. Ask the squirrels I have shot how that works for them. No threat intended. Oh, and if I take your AR-15 away from you, I do know how to use it. As a US Army Combat Engineer veteran for two years, we used M-16s back then. Trained to put a 3-shot burst in the center of a target or in the heart area of a man-like targe. Qualified X-pert on every weapon. Don't own any of them now as I don't need them to satisfy my 2nd Amendment rights. I depend on the National Guard and my dedicated U.S. military to defend me against Trump and you. They are my well-organized militia. If I need to use them to defend my Constitutional Rights against you Trumpublicans, I will join the Army again, even if I am 75 years old.

Old Western Man

[lol][lol][lol]@"Independent" Jon(LoonF)

First, the 2nd Amendment has exactly zero to do with hunting. Fact.

Second, almost nobody owns “automatic” weapons. Machine guns as they are more commonly known are largely prohibited, though technically legal in 37 states. Legal automatic weapons are very highly regulated and difficult to acquire, and due to their scarcity are extremely expensive to purchase. Since the 1934 passage of the NFA establishing federal regulation of automatic weapons, there have been exactly ZERO mass murders with legally possessed automatic weapons.

Third, it is utterly insane to state that there is a three round legal limit for hunting game and then suggest that there is no legal limit for those owning firearms with higher capacities for “hunting” children. Such thinking is deranged and grotesquely irresponsible to assert.

Fourth, anyone with any substantive firearm training at all knows the difference between a clip and a magazine, calling into question your claims of expertise and proficiency as you further devolve into fantastical role-playing of imagined homicide.

Assuming your intended comments were for semi-automatic firearms and rifles such as the AR15; of the approximate 450M privately owned firearms, best estimates are 200M semi autos and of that there are 20-40M semi automatic AR15 (and like) firearms that are in private ownership with 80-100M+ rifle magazines of greater than 10rd capacities. By any metric, these facts more than satisfy SCOTUS’ established standards of “common use”.

Bottom line, you may not like AR-15’s but they are America’s rifle and they are here to stay.

As for the prog-topian fantasy that a new amendment could be ratified repealing the 2nd amendment. Knock yourselves out. Such a result would no sooner be legitimate than a repeal of the 1st amendment or any other God-given right enshrined within the Bill of Rights. Ironically, that is also exactly when all would fully comprehend the legitimate and intended purpose of the 2nd amendment.

Doc Samson

JonLF, showing his firearms ignorance proudly and loudly. Independent? Yeah, not so much...

WINCBEST

The only thing you know about a gun is that is right to own one. JonLF knows enough to use what is necessary to do the job, and not for overkill. You on the other hand probably would use a hand grenade to kill a mouse.Keep the law of no more that 3 in a magazine at any time. Do away with the high compacity magazines.

Lou Knapp

I'll put it clearly. This may be my last Virginia election. If the Democrats prevail there is no question that the Democrats will undertake a gun confiscation program. So my wife and I have already purchased a home in Berkeley Springs, WV. If the Democrats remain in power in Virginia we will shift our legal residence to West Virginia. Yes, I'm serious. I have already invested more than $400,000 to ensure my 2A rights are not eviscerated by liberal extremists, who at the same time want to "defund the police" and undertake other loony left measures.

Oh, by the way, my West Virginia real estate agent tells me that she has scores of prospects looking at a move for the same reasons. Almost all of whom have incomes over $250,000 per year. Who will pay the taxes to keep teaching CRT once we all decamp?depart

WINCBEST

I guess that real estate person used your fear to his advantage to make a sell for him.

No one is going to take you guns unless unlawfully used and should not have in your possession a incident. I guess too much to ask for safety with a few laws that do not offend most people unless you are still drinking the Kool aide givien to you by Trump.

I enjoy West Virginia but also like Virginia and hope it get safer with some simple gun laws. You have a lot better of getting shot in WV. They do not care who owns a gun.

JonLF

Lou Knapp - Losing all of you will certainly be Virginia's gain. Do you need help packing up and moving? I have lots of boxes and can be there tomorrow.

No worry about enough taxes being paid. There are plenty of people moving into all the highpaying jobs that have been created in Virginia with the Democratic leadership over the past 12 years. They will be looking to buy your homes. I only ask one favor of you. When you establish your legal residence in WV stay there and vote, don't come back into Virginia and illegally vote. By the way, you may want to check and see if WV will let you vote. The Trumpublicans may have passed enough laws by now to keep you from voting. They don't like people who weren't born and are kinfolk moving in over there you know.[crying]

john brown

Protect your 2nd amendment rights... here they go offering nothiing again. No one has or is going to take your legally purchased gun. Keeping gun out of the hands of the mentally disturbed should be done. But every election the republicans offer nothing to improve society on any level. They offer nothing but hate, lies and bigotry.

VOTE and VOTE BLUE!

Mr Incredible

Liberals have short memories. Or they're just ignorant. Or both. It wasn't quite two years ago that liberal democrats, once they attained true power, made their first order of business to go after "assault weapons". Remember that? It was either going to be a registration, a "buy back" (Still haven't figured out how the government buys something back that they never owned ) or we were going to just have to turn then in. Were it not for two meager democrat state senators who lived in rural districts and wanted to keep their jobs, libs led by Mark Herring would be trying to violate gun owners rights right now. Be glad that didn't happen.

john brown

I'll let your stupidity mr deplorable speak for yourself....assault weapons ...smh

JonLF

Short memories? I doubt your brain is big enough to remember the Columbine High School mass school shooting on April 20, 1999. There are hundreds of shootings that have taken place at schools across the U.S. in the past 20 years and hundreds more in places other than schools. Since 2012 there have been 12 which can be classified as mass shootings. All but one of the shootings involved the use of at least one AR-15-style assault rifle. However, in several cases shooters had multiple guns — including 23 in the case of the Las Vegas gunman. Yep, it appears we don't need better gun control. You and your law-abiding Republican citizens have made sure that our children are all safe.

Mr Incredible

Now you're boring me. Gun crime? Check the latest FBI statistics for the democrat run war zones. AKA big cities. As for school shootings, you can almost directly correspond the rise in school shootings to the removal of God and corporal punishment in givmint run publik skools. Try harder

Old Western Man

Absolutely right Mr. Ryan. Wiley (Republicans in general) is the only choice to defend the 2nd and VA's 13th against the extremist Democrat gun control agenda.

Old Western Man

Gun Control is a Jim Crow holdover. Fact.

TonyR

Twaddle alert!!!! The 2nd Amendment IS NOT under threat. That is a lie. It is a lie I have been hearing from low information folks for over 30 years. It is not true. We face many threats - but someone coming for you guns is not one of them. Someone running on a platform of protecting your guns should not get a single vote.

Doc Samson

Proof? Other than, you know, screaming "Twaddle!" and then muttering nonsense angrily into your bowl of mush...

Catherine Giovannoni

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Mr Incredible

Yeah, that's why democrats in Richmond tried it early last year

john brown

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Catherine Giovannoni

Bill Wiley has accomplished nothing in Richmond. He's basically Dave LaRock without the trespass conviction. Has his time in Richmond "protected" anything? It's time for a change. It's time for Deetzie Bayliss.

WINCBEST

Bill Wiley is a 100% Trumper and showed it when he was on the Winchester City Council. Attended his gatherings when Covid wss rampid with no protection around 100's of others and then comes back and sits on council meetings with no quarantine time. That is his selfish ways. If it benefits him, he is all in.

Bose-Einstein

Once upon a time there was a new way to amend the Constitution.

Doc Samson

"Once upon a time..." Ah, another Pr0g-Left fairy tale incoming? [lol]

Bose-Einstein

Indeed, it is a fairy tale that a state legislature can change the Constitution, but it is not being told by the hackneyed "prog-left". This bedtime tale is being told by the Brothers Grim- Don Junior, Eric and their acolytes in Virginia.

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