The Donkey wrote:
The point is that there have been no "advances" in VA firearms law or enforcement that would justify McDonnell's change in position on "one gun a month" since McDonnell voted for it.
No, the point is you're deliberately cherry-picking your "facts" so you don't mention anything that distracts from your point. The problem is that facts are available for everyone, so your intent to deceive is easily uncovered.
About the same time as McDonnell voted for OGAM (which I certainly agree was the wrong thing to do), the Brady bill was implemented at the federal level. And while the background checks, as perceived by the purchaser at the point of sale, hasn't really changed since then, much has changed behind the scenes, due to technological advances in general, and the NICS implementation in particular.
More importantly, even if your point were accurate, McDonnell has to all appearances seen the error of his ways. His stance on gun issues is rock solid, and has been for quite some time.
Deeds currently has anti-gun positions that are, of course, absolutely wrong. So, you're saying that Deeds is better because he's currently wrong, but McDonnell was wrong 16 years ago and has changed his mind, so that's worse.
This sounds more like making up your argument after you've decided on your conclusion (Democrats Ã¼ber alles!). Not a sound way to go about decision-making.