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Thu Aug 8, 2019, 09:34 PM

GOP lawmaker doesn't want background checks for guns since some terrorists use bombs

Virginia state Sen. Bill DeSteph refuses to support even the most popular gun safety measures.

After mass shootings killed more than 30 people this weekend, Virginia state Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) seemed to suggest gun safety bills were not a priority because the 9/11 terrorists didn't use guns.

"If you look at New York, the mass bombing there, from the suicide bombers, that had absolutely nothing to do with guns," DeSteph said in a Monday radio interview on the "John Fredericks Show," an apparent though inaccurate reference to 9/11, which did not involve bombs. DeSteph also cited other terrorist attacks, including the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

American Bridge, a Democratic-leaning research firm, found the radio clip and posted it to YouTube.

During the interview, DeSteph was asked about a variety of possible gun safety solutions to make his community safer, including extending background checks and raising the age limit to purchase certain weapons.

"Are you in favor of doing anything legislative in order to maybe take a shot that might help?" host John Fredericks asked.

DeSteph, who is a licensed gun dealer, would not support any specific measure. "It's not the time for knee-jerk reactions," DeSteph said, insisting that all options are on the table. DeSteph refused to support any specific ideas, despite the fact that a gunman killed 12 people in his own community of Virginia Beach in May.



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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 09:45 PM

1. "IT'S ??//!!! NOT ??!!## TIME !!!?%%!! FOR ??))!! KNEE JERK !!@??! REACTIONS !!??*%!!!"

Okay, then, SAY WHEN, ASSHOLE

LOSER

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 8, 2019, 09:51 PM

2. Mad? Then help kick him out of office.

It's going to be a close race and we have a great challenger in Missy Cotter Smasal.






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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2019, 01:34 AM

3. Standard Issue gop b.s.

Their voters lap up that shit, especially when it doesn't make any sense at all.

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