Charlottesville, Virginia police chief RaShall Brackney testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s recent hearings on “assault weapons.” She told the committee that, in her considered opinion, every gun should be banned that can be used to “hunt individuals.”
Yes, we know what that means. So did a Republican member of the committee who then pointed out that literally all guns fall under that description. He tried a few times to nail her down on the point while dodging cover Democrats on the committee tried to provide for the chief.
“Again, however, Rep. (Greg) Steube tried to clarify, asking, ‘Any type of weapon … that can be used to kill people should be banned?’ ‘Sir,’ Brackney replied, ‘you’re adding the word ‘type.’ I said ‘any weapons,’ so that’s my answer. Thank you.'”
So yes. Chief Brackney believes that all guns should be banned for civilian ownership. That hasn’t played well at home back in Charlottesville.
Testimony on Capitol Hill now has Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney under the microscope.
Brackney recently spoke to lawmakers about gun violence. However, the chief’s comments about banning certain types of weapons are now prompting hundreds to call for Brackney’s resignation.
“Any weapon that can be used to hunt individuals should be banned,” said Brackney during her testimony for the Protecting America from Assault Weapons hearing Wednesday, September 25.
Brackney spoke as a representative for the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, telling lawmakers last week, “It is our organization’s opinion that violence – particularly gun violence – is a public health issue.”