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    Why the delay

    Hey guys, MI guy here but have been following your repeal of the 1 gun a month law and wondering why it has gone to the last possible day? He said he would sign it while campaigning, so what has taken him so long? Is there a chance he caves into the VT families and doesn't sign it? Seems like he could have signed it the day it hit his desk.
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    The governor is probably getting some pushback from the anti groups. He has said repeatedly that he will sign the bill. Waiting until the last day is not uncommon. That way he can say he gave ample opportunity for public input before signing the bill. Even if he doesn't sign the bill it will become law on July 1, so long as he doesn't veto it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    The governor is probably getting some pushback from the anti groups. He has said repeatedly that he will sign the bill. Waiting until the last day is not uncommon. That way he can say he gave ample opportunity for public input before signing the bill. Even if he doesn't sign the bill it will become law on July 1, so long as he doesn't veto it.
    thanks for the clarification. i was unsure what happened if he didn't sign it.
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    I was only half-way listening, but Governor McDonnell was on WTOP's Ask the Governor show today.

    If I remember right, I believe he said that he was planning to meet with opponents of the bill to hear them out and explain his position before he signed it.

    They usually post a copy of the hour-long interview, but it is not on the page at this time.

    They did also quote him expressing support for allowing college campuses to ban guns.

    10:27 a.m., speaking about guns on campus:

    I think Boards of Visitors should be able to set policy for safety on their campuses. Many colleges have past laws saying guns should be banned. I'm a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, but safety on campus is the highest priority.
    TFred

    ETA: Ah, here's an article on it.

    On WTOP's "Ask the Governor" program, McDonnell said Tuesday that he planned to speak to the families of the survivors and victims before he signed the bill.
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    One thing to note here is that it doesn't matter if the governor signs the bill now, never or next week, the bill will become law on July 1, provided he doesn't veto the bill. In no case will the bill become law before July 1, 2012.

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    Victory!

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    Congrats guys! At least the republican legislature you elected is doing something for 2A rights in your state. We elected a republican super majority in MI for the first time in my life and they have not done jack for 2A rights here in MI.
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    We may have Republicans in the legislature and in the governor's mansion, but despite movement on a few issues such as this, they haven't been all that useful in getting significant changes this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VApatriot View Post
    Wonder what Bloomberg has to say now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickslinger View Post
    Wonder what Bloomberg has to say now?
    There will be blood in the streets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    There will be blood in the streets!
    and... "think about the children!"
    “For life, liberty and Little Lizzie.” - John Connor (2005)

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    I'll bet this doesn't boost the sale of handguns one bit. It just gets rid of another brainless law!

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    Thank goodness this passed. I was running out of money to buy my monthly handgun!

    Mark my words: Even though the law does not go into effect until 7-1, we will see some kind of "news" article about Virginia purchased guns showing up in NYC between now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickslinger View Post
    Wonder what Bloomberg has to say now?
    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    There will be blood in the streets!
    Quote Originally Posted by mk4 View Post
    and... "think about the children!"
    don't forget the "wild, wild west shootouts"
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    Doug Wilder on one-gun-a-month (but mum on the slavery museum)

    “It is so ridiculous that I don’t comment,” Wilder said Tuesday of the arguments about background checks and exemptions.

    Finally a statement from Wilder that we can agree with.... although I'm certain for different reasons.

    TFred

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