NRA Victorious Over Outsider Anti-Gun Influence in Virginia Elections

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Nov 04, 2015 7:40 AM
NRA Victorious Over Outsider Anti-Gun Influence in Virginia Elections

The National Rifle Association was victorious in Virginia last night after billionaire Michael Bloomberg and other outside gun control advocates attempted to influence local Senate elections. 

As Matt has already noted, this means long time Clinton ally and Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe will be forced to work with a Republican majority until the end of his term. 

Last month, McAuliffe issued a series of gun control executive orders after failing to get legislation passed by Republicans. 

After two failed attempts at getting some gun control measures passed, Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe went the executive order route. He signed Number 50 last week, which will do nothing to prevent further gun violence. Why? Well, it could be due to the fact that many of the things in Number 50 are already law. The order establishes a “joint task force to prosecute gun crimes; authorize the attorney general to coordinate and bring criminal cases against firearms law offenders; establish a tip line for illegal gun activity; trace guns used in crime; encourage judges and prosecutors to seek gun forfeiture in felony and other cases; and ban the carry of firearms in state government buildings.”