Remember Ralph Northam? He's the governor of Virginia who got away with wearing blackface and/or a KKK costume in his 20s — during the 1980s — and who expressed support for infanticide. He remained in office, of course, because he’s a Democrat. And thanks to the results of the Nov. 5 Virginia election, Northam has a Democratic majority in both houses of the state legislature and an opportunity to implement his radical, anti-Second Amendment agenda.
Northam tried to distract from his racism scandal by calling for a special legislative session in July and announcing a sweeping gun-control platform. Now, his proposals might become law.
“Virginia voters on Tuesday handed control of the state’s General Assembly to Democrats, setting up the most progressive legislature in modern times,” the Richmond Times Dispatch reported. “Tuesday’s results give them power to pass an agenda and allow Gov. Ralph Northam to sign his party’s bills into law.”
That agenda includes universal background checks on firearm purchases, bans on so-called assault weapons (a meaningless term), ammunition restrictions, bans on accessories such as silencers and bump stocks. Per the Washington Post, Northam will also work to limit handgun purchases to one a month and pass “red flag” laws allowing courts to order guns confiscated from those suspected to be dangerous.