The explanation of the flip-flop is simple. They voted for the measure initially to appear "pro 2nd amendment/military" knowing it would be vetoed. Then when they realized the veto could actually be overridden, they had no choice but to vote no.
I for one am glad the bill failed -- anybody with a high-school education (sometimes less) can enlist...and this makes him a more trustworthy citizen than me how? Anybody who lives in Hampton Roads can attest to the frequency members of the military are involved in crimes.
Why don't they strike down the one-gun-a-month bullcrap for everybody?
Once you start voting the military (or "law enforcement" or commonwealth's attorneys, or the KGB) special privileges over those of other citizens, you destroy the basis of a democratic society. All citizens are supposed
to be equal under the law.
Now as always, we see some (who? The police
) are considered more equal than others.
And the slide toward the totalitarian state continues....
I wish somebody would bring suit under the 14th amendment's "equal protection" clause to strike down such dangerous abominations as LEOSA as well as all other laws creating special privileges for certain members of society.