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    9. Mark Warner embraces override of DC gun laws

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    The Washington Post belittles Mark Warner for supporting the Second

    Amendment.

    If only Governor Kaine understood the issue as well as Mark Warner

    does. But Kaine remains lost in the inner-city Richmond mentality on

    guns.

    http://tinyurl.com/4l7vpp

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    Pandering on Guns

    Mark Warner, who should know better, puts politics ahead of D.C. home

    rule.

    Monday, September 22, 2008; A14

    DISTRICT RESIDENTS are accustomed to politicians with no stake in

    their city playing games with their rights. There's a special insult,

    though, when people who profess to care about the District throw its

    interests under the bus for political gain. Such is the case with

    Senate hopeful Mark R. Warner (D) and his disappointing embrace of a

    bill that would strip the city of any ability to regulate guns within

    its borders.

    As governor of Virginia, Mr. Warner prided himself on his willingness

    to work across borders for regional needs. Now, locked in a battle for

    a Senate seat with another former governor, James S. Gilmore III (R),

    Mr. Warner shows no compunction in turning his back on the needs of a

    neighboring jurisdiction and its right to self-government. In a recent

    debate, Mr. Warner joined Mr. Gilmore in endorsing efforts in Congress

    to usurp the District's ability to write its own gun laws in response

    to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning the city's long-

    standing ban on handgun possession. Mr. Gilmore's position is equally

    indefensible but not unexpected. It was jarring, however, to see Mr.

    Warner take a position at odds with his well-groomed image of a

    moderate. As he knows, D.C. officials already are working to bring the

    city in compliance with the ruling of the high court, and Mr. Warner

    would never countenance for Virginia a law as extreme as that proposed

    for the District.

    What's clear about Mr. Warner's stance is his desire not to raise the

    ire of the powerful gun lobby as he seeks the seat long held by John

    W. Warner (R). Indeed, the gun bill passed the Democrat-controlled

    House in a vote for which 85 Democrats joined with 181 Republicans

    because of the National Rifle Association's unabashed threat to punish

    opponents of the measure in November. We hope that a more prudent

    Senate will kill this irresponsible bill and a new Congress will show

    more spine in defending the home rule rights of D.C. residents.

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    Mark Warner is playing a very pro 2A tune for the senate election in VA. Many have doubts because Jim Webb was a pro guns pied piper that has not delivered.

    Jim Webb sang a very pro 2A tune, but has been AWOL in defending our civil rights in the Senate. I say to the Virginia Democrat party fool us once shame on you, fool us twice shame on us.

    The question is how far Warner is willing to go to restore the civil rights of all Americans to keep and bear arms in Washington, D.C.? When Mark Warner says that he will fight to enact legislation and to purge the anti-civil rights gun grabbers from positions of leadership within his own party I will vote for him.

    Until then,

    Redpath for Senate

    The editorial really makes me sick. To promote home rule in a federal districtknowing that the result is the denying ofcitizens of this country their human and civil rights is an abomination. Home rule is simply mob rule by another name. Congress controls the District of Columbia. Time to clean house and restore basic freedoms to residents, workers and guests alike.

    There is no such thing an home rule rights in DC, only priviledges granted to DC fromthe U.S. Congress. The DC Council has not respectedthe civil rights of citizens andtherefore should have the priviledge revoked.



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    Libs like home rule all of a sudden? They went bug$h!t when Tx had it's anti sodomy law. They want the feds to ban everything but single shot .22's, (the states must register them). Let a state or municipality try to ban abortions. Let a local school district try and put up a nativity scene, or a local court house put up the 10 commandments. With the left, soveriegnty only applies to furthertheir social engineering efforts. (Which always fail)
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    Excerpted from The Washington Post


    The top five issues on Gilmore's site are "Protecting the Second Amendment" (guns), "Illegal Immigration," "Energy Independence," "Protecting the Taxpayers," and "Preserving Traditional Values" (abortion and marriage.)

    By contrast, Warner's top five are "Energy Policy," "Health Care," "The War," "Being Competitive," and "Improving Our Nation's Infrastructure."



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    Mark Warner was a strong supporter of the RKBA as govenor. He signed a lot of pro rights bills as govenor.

    Fortunately for you all in the great Commonwealth, both of your main choices for senator are both pro RKBA people.

    The polling strongly shows that Warner will become the next senator from Virginia.

    Lets just hope the commonwealths electoral votes do not go to Obama.

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    Jared wrote:
    Mark Warner was a strong supporter of the RKBA as govenor. He signed a lot of pro rights bills as govenor.

    Fortunately for you all in the great Commonwealth, both of your main choices for senator are both pro RKBA people.

    The polling strongly shows that Warner will become the next senator from Virginia.

    Lets just hope the commonwealths electoral votes do not go to Obama.
    Sorry, Jared, but you need to know a little bit more about both candidates and about Virginia voters.

    Both Warner and Gilmore signed into law a healthy dose of pro-rights gun bills because they were well aware of the possibility of a veto overe-ride and what that might do to their political clout for the remainder of their term, as well as their political future with Virginia voters. Look what happened to Tim Kaine - who was for a few glorious seconds being touted as a possibly VP candidate.

    Taking nothing away from the fact that both signed pro-rights bills into law, both also shafted the Commonwealth mightily in other areas. Many Virginians have long memories.

    We do agree about where the electoral votes should go.

    stay safe.

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    Jared wrote:
    Lets just hope the commonwealths electoral votes do not go to Obama.
    I'm afraid that they might. The only area to be concerned about is the Northern Virginia area where DC residents and Maryland residents move into once they get tired of their broken liberal regions. Only they don't learn from history and try to make VA more liberal.

    There aren't a LOT of "right-wingers" up here but we are doing what we can to show people that there IS a choice to be made. You don't HAVE to vote for Obama.

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    hlh wrote:
    I'm afraid that Warner is like Webb, and Webb has been VERY dissapointing.

    Here's what Warner really thinks:

    http://www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com/?q=node/563
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    richarcm wrote:
    Jared wrote:
    Lets just hope the commonwealths electoral votes do not go to Obama.
    there IS a choice to be made. You don't HAVE to vote for Obama.
    Bob Barr 08
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

    The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776

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