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    Dick Saslaw's pre-session survey

    Sadly, Dick Saslaw is my state Senator. Like all of you, I'd love to make him unemployed, but that's not likely anytime soon.

    He has put out his 2013 pre-session survey on issues, and included three questions on firearms. Let's make sure he knows what we really think on the issue:

    http://www.dicksaslaw.com/survey2013
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    Self defense isn't just a good idea, it's a commandment.

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    Typical, those questions are so biased in their wording, they're useless. Well, useless to anyone who actually wants to know what their constituents think about the issues.

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    Done. Can't imagine he's much going to like it though.

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    Second time I filled it out.

    He is not going to like my answers either!

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    Incredible questions! Florida doesn't have a "Shoot first" law!

    If you respond to this survey, you'll either wholly support his misguided notions or (worse) be portrayed as unhinged gun-crazy maniacs. Don't take the bait.

    Isn't he the same guy who thinks that Payday Lending isn't a bad thing?
    A law-abiding citizen should be able to carry his personal protection firearm anywhere that an armed criminal might go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2a4all View Post
    Incredible questions! Florida doesn't have a "Shoot first" law!

    If you respond to this survey, you'll either wholly support his misguided notions or (worse) be portrayed as unhinged gun-crazy maniacs. Don't take the bait.

    Isn't he the same guy who thinks that Payday Lending isn't a bad thing?
    He already portrays us as gun-crazy maniacs. He's the arrogant, power-hungry thug who incautiously told an elevator mate at Lobby Day a few years ago, (paraphrase) "Looks like the whole cast of Deliverance is here today." This earned him the nickname "Banjo" Saslaw.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    I'm not in his district so did not bother submitting any responses.


    stay safe.

    However, if I had, these are what they would have been:
    The “Fiscal Cliff” & Virginia

    As of this writing, the fiscal cliff is still looming on the horizon. Our region and the Commonwealth is at risk for severe financial impacts, both on the revenue and expense sides. In most scenarios, the state budget will need to be amended. The General Fund (GF) covers a myriad of items with the largest appropriation of funds going to public education, health & human services, higher education and public safety. As a result of expense reductions, Virginia’s most recent state budget reflects spending that is similar to 2008.
    1. Do you think we should continue to cut additional funds from Pre-K through 12 public education?- None -YesNoDon't Know - YES. We aren't getting anything for the money we have been throwing at them thus far.

    2. Do you think we should continue to cut additional funds from higher education?- None -YesNoDon't Know YES. Same as above.

    3. Do you think we should continue to cut additional funds from Public Safety?- None -YesNoDon't Know YES. ditto

    4. Do you think we should continue to cut additional funds from Health & Human Services?- None -YesNoDon't Know YES. ditto

    5. Would you be in favor of raising the sales tax (currently at 5%)?- None -YesNoDon't Know NO. Learn to live within your means - we have to.

    6. Would you support repealing the Car Tax reimbursement?- None -YesNoDon't Know NO. One of the few good ideas.

    Moving People and Goods in Virginia

    One of the biggest threats to our economy and quality of life is transportation gridlock. Along with an aging infrastructure, the Commonwealth’s current roads are clogged, public transportation is limited and rail needs to be expanded to the outer burbs. Due to necessity, we have been depleting our road construction fund for maintenance of Virginia’s roadways. We are also bonded to the maximum without the ability to borrow additional funds after 2015.
    It has been suggested that we take money from the General Fund – the source of revenue for public education, higher education, social services and public safety – to attribute toward more road construction.

    7. Would you agree that General Fund money should be used for road building?- None -YesNoDon't Know NO. You created a source of funds for that. Stop dipping into my wallet. If aditional funds for a specific area are desired, let the citizens of that area consider how to fund the addition.

    8. If yes, would you approve of fund reductions to pre-K & elementary education?- None -YesNoDon't Know TRICK QUESTION. See response to #1.

    9. Would you approve of cutting services such as health care for uninsured children?- None -YesNoDon't Know YES. Obamacare will cover them, so there is no need to the State to spend money.

    10. Would you approve of reducing the state funding for the retirement of firefighters?- None -YesNoDon't Know Don't know. Never bothered to learn about how their retirement is funded/calculated. But I have a feeling this is a trick question.

    It has been 26 years since the gas tax was raised in Virginia. Increasing the current tax (17 cents/gallon) by one cent will generate up to $44M for maintenance or construction.

    11. Would you favor raising the gas tax by one penny?- None -YesNoDon't Know NO. See response to #7.

    12. Would you favor raising the gas tax a penny per year for 5 years?- None -YesNoDon't Know NO. ditto

    Choice & Women’s Health Issues

    Last year, the most controversial social issue debated at the General Assembly was a bill requiring a mandatory ultrasound prior to having an abortion. Two years ago a bill passed requiring clinics that perform an abortion procedure to have the same physical standards as hospitals. (You may recall Attorney General Cuccinelli insisted these standards be applied without grandfathering existing facilities). There will be similar bills presented in January, which are exclusively intended to chip away at the Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade.

    13. Would you be in favor of banning any abortions after 20 weeks of gestation?- None -YesNoDon't Know TRICK QUESTION. SCOTUS continues to strike down attempts. Why waste time & money on a losing battele?

    14. Should consideration be taken in cases of rape and/or incest?- None -YesNoDon't Know YES. It better!

    15. Should a woman be forced to carry a child to term if her life is endangered?- None -YesNoDon't Know NO. Did you really have to ask?

    16. Do you support AG Cuccinnelli’s action over the Board of Health Regulators?- None -YesNoDon't Know YES.

    17. Are you concerned over the prominence of restricting a woman’s right of Choice?- None -YesNoDon't Know YES. Actually, hell yes!

    Guns & Public Safety

    Effective July 1, 2012, the purchase of “one gun a month” was repealed. This was a measure that stood the test of 20 years and came at the request of neighboring states with Virginia being the source of weapons used in most criminal activity in their respective communities. Over 40 gun related initiatives were introduced during the last General Assembly and we anticipate the same for the upcoming session.

    18. Do you support having a background check on all gun sales in VA? : - None -YesNoDon't Know NO.

    19. Would you favor a law that forces public colleges and universities to allow students to carry concealed weapons on campus?- None -YesNoDon't Know YES. Especially if it "forces" them to do so.

    20. Do you favor expanding accepted VA common law governing self defese to include “shoot first” laws like the one in Florida?- None -YesNoDon't Know TRICK QUESTION. VA already has "stand your ground" and castle doctrine. What we need is civil immunity.

    Lifting the ban on Uranium Mining

    A Uranium mine is located just north of Danville, VA (approximately 200 miles from our region). Thirty years ago, the General Assembly banned the mining of Uranium in the Commonwealth. Recently, the National Academy of Sciences released a study on the subject. Advocacy groups on both sides of the issue of mining are referencing the merits of this study.

    21. Have you read or heard about the issue of Uranium mining in VA?- None -YesNoDon't Know YES.

    22. Based on your knowledge of the issue, would you support lifting the ban?- None -YesNoDon't Know YES.

    23. Do you believe we have the technology to safely mine this resource?- None -YesNoDon't Know YES.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2a4all View Post
    Incredible questions! Florida doesn't have a "Shoot first" law!

    If you respond to this survey, you'll either wholly support his misguided notions or (worse) be portrayed as unhinged gun-crazy maniacs. Don't take the bait.

    Isn't he the same guy who thinks that Payday Lending isn't a bad thing?
    I think by shoot first he is trying to take a stab a SYG/Castle Doctrine laws.
    .45 ACP - Because shooting twice is silly

    A cop pulled me over and said, "Papers..." So I said "Scissors, I win!" and drove away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagiK_SacK View Post
    I think by shoot first he is trying to take a stab a SYG/Castle Doctrine laws.
    Ya think?
    A law-abiding citizen should be able to carry his personal protection firearm anywhere that an armed criminal might go.

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    Dick Saslaw's pre-session survey

    Quote Originally Posted by 2a4all View Post
    Ya think?
    Yep! That's why I said 'I think'.
    .45 ACP - Because shooting twice is silly

    A cop pulled me over and said, "Papers..." So I said "Scissors, I win!" and drove away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagiK_SacK View Post
    Yep! That's why I said 'I think'.
    No question that's what he's talking about and there is at least one so called Castle Doctrine bill that's been introduced this year. A very bad one so Saslaw killing it would be a good thing.

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    Dick Saslaw's pre-session survey

    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    No question that's what he's talking about and there is at least one so called Castle Doctrine bill that's been introduced this year. A very bad one so Saslaw killing it would be a good thing.
    I kinda figured. That was just the first time I have heard the term 'shoot first' law.
    .45 ACP - Because shooting twice is silly

    A cop pulled me over and said, "Papers..." So I said "Scissors, I win!" and drove away.

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    About what I expected

    From Dirty Dick. Sadly, this individual has ANY input in laws of Virginia!

    His "survey" is a joke, and I doubt he truly cares what anyone but HIM thinks.

    That is the way he has impressed me in the past.

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