05 Oct 2017
We know Barbara Comstock doesn’t like to talk about her votes on gun control. She hides them behind a smokescreen of photo-ops at wineries and middle schools.
We also know that Barbara Comstock takes sacks of campaign cash from the National Rifle Association and has received their A rating for fighting against common sense gun safety.
That doesn’t happen by accident. She works hard for it. Here are just a few of the crazy votes Barbara Comstock made to earn that NRA support:
- Voted with Trump to repeal background checks for mentally ill veterans1
- Voted 9 times to allow gun sales to people on the Terror Watch List 2
- Voted to prevent background checks on gun buyers 3
- Voted to allow sale of armor-piercing ammunition 4
- Voted to kill Virginia’s one-handgun-a-month sale restriction 5
- Voted to allow concealed handguns in bars 6
- Voted to make police process machine gun applications faster (that bill was opposed even by the Va. State Police and the Virginia Sheriff’s Association) 7
- Voted with Trump to repeal background checks for mentally ill social security beneficiaries 8
That is a helluva list. And it is getting bigger. Recently, Barbara Comstock sneakily co-sponsored a federal law that will remove restrictions on the sale of gun silencers.
Can you image how many more people would have died if the Las Vegas high-rise shooter had used a silencer? Or if the D.C. Beltway Sniper had used a silencer in 2002?
This is not common-sense conservatism. It’s a fringe ideology, plain and simple.
Or just plain greed.
Barbara Comstock never talks about gun control in open meetings with her constituents. She does not listen to their voices, she simply does whatever she must to earn cash from the NRA.
Barbara Comstock will be on the ballot in November 2018. The NRA will give her more money.
She’ll keep voting for more guns and fewer restrictions, until guns are literally everywhere. With silencers and armor-piercing ammunition.
If you are angry about the Las Vegas massacre, remember exactly how you feel right now.
So you’ll remember that feeling when you vote in 2018.
When Barbara Comstock is on the ballot again.