I was expecting a bang up year for gun owners and several other areas this year.
While there is plenty of pro-gun rhetoric among the Members of the General Assembly, it is pretty shallow. I also don't see a lot of meat on most of the bills being introduced either.
It's shaping up to be a pretty dull year so far and if any of the anti bills get a foothold, they could well pass.
I can't say if McDonnell will sign pro gun bills although I suspect he will...and I can't say if he will veto anti bills.
There will be a tremendous amount of time put into the budget and revenue generating or cost cutting. This alone will leave many bills in committee without being acted on.
That's public...I have some private feelings and information that I won't discuss. Not super secret knowledge, just casual, private discussions.
Lastly, I don't see the same enthusiasm among gun owners as last year. That's a gut feeling and Monday will give a better picture. I was discussing Hunt's defeat with one of the election officials last night and the single reason for it is shameful. It could have been avoided with just a small amount of participation rather than lip service.
As with all sessions, nothing's written in stone, so who knows.