By Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL) [via Ammoland.com]
Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) does not take a position on whether or not the Commonwealth should ask its employment applicants if they have a criminal history, BUT I bring it up to show that Virginia Governor McAuliffe has a double standard when it comes to gun owners . . .
“In a new Virginia economy, people who make mistakes and pay the price should be welcomed back into society and given the opportunity to succeed,” McAuliffe said in a statement.
“This executive order will remove unnecessary obstacles to economic success for Virginians who deserve a second chance,” the Democratic governor said.
But, when it comes to gun rights, McAuliffe is trying to make that same “second chance” harder for Virginians. McAuliffe made a change to a bill which would require that a person can’t even ask for their gun rights to be restored for a full five years from the date of their conviction.
Also, while future state employees are being allowed by McAuliffe to skip a background check, McAuliffe pushed a series of bills this year to require more background checks for gun purchases.
Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right. Visit: www.vcdl.org