First, Richard Ottinger is my hero for what he said on the John Fredericks Show I think it was Friday.
Asked about the so-called “Gun Show Loophole”, as if he was listening to me in the car telling him what to say, Ottinger, running for state senate against Democrat Lynwood Lewis in the sixth district, said and I paraphrase this based on the radio blurb (here it is):
If you are a dealer – you must do the background check – it’s the law! But this is an attempt to regulate a private sale of a gun by a non-dealer to a non-dealer. What about a widow selling her late husband’s guns? It is tremendous bureaucracy for that private sale. No evidence that criminals or other illegal sales of guns from gun shows to commit crimes. A solution in search of a problem!
Ottinger NAILED IT! The only thing I would have added is that most of these private sales are carefully done – by people who respect the law and I believe most of them would not sell a gun to anyone that they did not feel right about.
Just remember: Anyone who says I want to close the “Gun Show Loophole” really wants to regulate the PRIVATE SALE OF FIREARMS! That could also be “Universal Background Checks” – SAME THING!
Ottinger also is against red light cameras (I am too – they are really a revenue raiser and an unfair one since you cannot easily confront or cross-examine a camera!) – I realize they probably do help reduce accidents. BUT it is simply unfair. Otinger says it is “big brother government”.
I did a victory lap cheering: “OTTINGER’S GOTTA WIN! He’s JUST GOTTA!” So if you are in the Sixth District – vote and support Ottinger. (He also said he was for making sure 65% of the education money goes to the classroom. Excellent.)
Yes I am for Sturtevant – we need to tell Bloomberg NO!
I was not crazy about the bigoted anti-lawyer ads of Dr. Dunnavant. Still not. I tried to reach out to her through a mutual friend to get an apology in exchange for an endorsement. Got nowhere. But Dr. Dunnavant says she’s a strong conservative. Let’s give her a chance. She can always be primaried in 2019. So get out and support her.
Finally, don’t forget some of the races in NOVA such as Craig Parisot (Dist 34) which could be a close race (Blue Virginia says so) and so get out! Also Danny Vargas in Dist 86, Choung Nguyen in 87 and Sang Yi in District 37. Please get out for Del. Bob Marshall, Del. Lingamfelter, Del. LaRock and Senator Black. A hat tip to Del. Kirkland Cox for these ideas.
Gotta go! Might have more!
Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders