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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:25 PM

Virginia Advances ‘Gangbanger Bill of Rights’ To Withhold Gun Crime Evidence From Federal Government

Source: Think Progress

Virginia Advances ‘Gangbanger Bill of Rights’ To Withhold Gun Crime Evidence From Federal Government
By Josh Israel on Jan 25, 2013 at 2:06 pm

A Virginia House of Delegates committee endorsed a controversial bill Friday that would prevent any state or local government entity from providing information about gun crimes based on any federal law enacted after 2012. If enacted, the bill could prevent local police from sharing records with the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

The bill, authored by arch-conservative Delegate Bob Marshall (R-VA), aims to:

Prevent any agency, political subdivision, or employee of Virginia from assisting the Federal government of the United States in any investigation, prosecution, detention, arrest, search, or seizure, under the authority of any federal statute enacted, or Executive Order or regulation issued, after December 31, 2012, infringing the individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms by imposing new restrictions on private ownership or private transfer of firearms, firearm magazines, ammunition, or components thereof.

On a party-lines 15-7 vote Friday, the Republican majority on the Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety sent the bill to the full House.

Virginia blogger Ben Tribbett called the bill a “Gangbanger Bill of Rights,” noting that it could impede an FBI investigation of evidence found at a crime scene that involved a gun clip or assault weapon banned in future legislation and could prevent Virginia police from testifying in federal court cases.


Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/25/1497681/virginia-advances-gangbanger-bill-of-rights-to-withhold-gun-crime-evidence-from-federal-government/

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Judi Lynn Jan 2013 OP
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #1
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #8
freshwest Jan 2013 #9
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #16
KamaAina Jan 2013 #2
William Seger Jan 2013 #5
blue_heron Jan 2013 #18
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #3
kardonb Jan 2013 #15
DollarBillHines Jan 2013 #4
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2013 #6
samsingh Jan 2013 #7
cstanleytech Jan 2013 #11
samsingh Jan 2013 #13
FiveGoodMen Jan 2013 #10
Javaman Jan 2013 #12
firenewt Jan 2013 #14
Javaman Jan 2013 #21
MichaelHarris Jan 2013 #17
Historic NY Jan 2013 #19
MiniMe Jan 2013 #20
underpants Jan 2013 #22

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:31 PM

1. Fine, just make sure that Virginia receives no law enforcement help from the

feds. No use of the FBI, no Amber alerts, no access to AFIS, etc.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:18 PM

8. Or any finances to state or local law enforcement agencies.

Or any surplus equipment at reduced cost to state or local law enforcement agencies.
Or any training or use of federal law enforcement databases.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:18 PM

9. They don't care about any of that. Remember this last fall?

Last edited Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:28 AM - Edit history (2)

Virginia AG won’t investigate GOP worker who dumped voter registration forms



http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/21/virginia-ag-wont-investigate-gop-worker-who-dumped-voter-registration-forms/

This is the same state whose legislature just usurped the Democrats while one member was in D.C. for the inauguration to push their plans for permanent GOP rule and ended with a salute to a leader of the Confederacy.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014376391

Same state whose good old boys in the legislature guffawed over this:



From the video comments:

jehouse 10 months ago


How much taxpayer money did he waste during that little hardee har showoff time when he's supposed to be working? Can you imagine going to a staff meeting at your job and standing up and playing this music and telling this story? You'd be fired before day's end. Disgusting.

djhannnah 10 months ago

This is sickening. He (obnoxiously) informs government officials that his wife denied him sex because of a heinous policy he's trying to impose upon women, and their response is to hoop and holler and clap?

It's disgusting. YEAH! WOO! FUCK WOMEN! THEY THINK THEY KNOW THINGS BUT THEY DON'T! I hope every dick in that room falls off its owner and shrivels up into nothingness.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/24/david-albo-virginia-lawmaker-no-sex-transvaginal-ultrasound_n_1300404.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000008

The GOP half of Virginia has already left the Union.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:23 PM

16. thanks for this. I had no idea. I've kept up with their abortion harrassment bill, but didn't know.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:32 PM

2. Because that would have worked so well to catch the D.C. Snipers

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:02 PM

5. And Timothy McVeigh

Fucking idiot.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:47 PM

18. yeah, since one of the sniper victims was killed in Manassas!!!

Let's get his family in touch with their representative. Because the Sniper's 2nd amendment rights were so much more important than the innocent man minding his own business pumping gas. UGGGGGHHHH !!!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:37 PM

3. Unbelievable

Fucking morons are telegraphing their intention to interfere in federal investigations, lol.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:45 PM

15. unbelievable

what is going on in Virginia , anyway ? Have they put some crazy-juice in the water there , or what ?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:58 PM

4. These nucking futs are for ceationism and de-evolution, all at the same time

Pure crazy

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:10 PM

6. I guess Virginia Republicans miss the days of Bonnie and Clyde...

There was a time when all you had to do was get over the State Line before bank robbery became a federal offense.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:14 PM

7. repugs are simply stupid and now they support criminals

as long as the criminals use guns

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Response to samsingh (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:22 PM

11. Well, it only makes sense considering it involves crime and guns with republicans

or have you forgotten the Arms for hostages deal they made?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:41 PM

13. i have not forgotten

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:19 PM

10. "Virginia, the Gangbanger State"

Idea for their new license plates.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:49 PM

12. I don't think they thought this all the way through...

Isn't withholding evidence a crime?

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Response to Javaman (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:46 PM

14. Thought is NOT included in anything the GOP slugs do.

 

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Response to firenewt (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:10 AM

21. Good point. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:35 PM

17. NRA and gun nuts

afraid of the truth that the reporting and research would prove. This would undermine any research into to gun violence that would come from the state. Suppress, hide, lie, it's the NRA/Gun Nut way.

It's not the first time, "In the 1990s, politicians backed by the NRA attacked researchers for publishing data on firearm research. For good measure, they also went after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for funding the research. According to the NRA, such science is not “legitimate.”

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2012/12/gun_violence_research_nra_and_congress_blocked_gun_control_studies_at_cdc.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:54 PM

19. Uniform Crimes Reports, no reports no basis for federal criminal justice funds....

they are trying to stifle the lawful process of justice. Many small depts will lose out on grants.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:55 AM

20. And Northern Virginia is trying to get the FBI to move there

Go to Maryland and tell them that is the reason why.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:09 PM

22. Less information - that is the plan? Sounds like an abusive relationship to me

"don't talk to them neighbors. They will fill your head with LIES about me!!!"

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