The workers and customers of the Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Virginia were watching closely as President Obama laid out his gun control proposals. In the proposals, the President included, universal background checks and a ban on military-style assault weapons. At the Blue Ridge Arsenal, military-style assault rifles have been jumping off the shelves. Workers have seen a huge spike in activity at the store’s firing range. The shop reports that gun sales have quadrupled in the last month following the Sandy Hooking Elementary School Massacre.
As part of my “Keep An Eye on the G-A” series, Delegate Joe Morrissey, D- 74, introduced a bill to “ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines.” During our interview Morrissey said he will show “House committee members some of these assault rifles and high capacity magazines that hold 30, 40, and 100 cartridges.” He went on to say that these assault weapons cause “carnage and death”. “There is no reason why they should be in the Commonwealth of Virginia” said Delegate Morrissey. The bill to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines will be voted on in the House of Delegates Committee today.
Democrats and Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate are inviting to join me on the Tom Joyner Morning Show at 7:11 a.m. and 8: 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to discuss legislation being voted on or rejected at the 2013 General Assembly Session.