So this happened today. Virginia Governor Ralph “Blackface” Northam held a celebratory bill signing ceremony for all of the gun control measures the Virginia legislature passed in the previous session. Listen for the very loud boom and watch the reaction of the assembled “dignitaries.”
Here’s another view from Northam’s tweet of the ceremony (the boom comes at 14:27).
I’m ceremonially signing historic gun safety legislation. WATCH HERE: https://t.co/3V9y2l3pdM
— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) July 9, 2020
That’s Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn doing the disarmament victory dance when she was flustered by what sounded like a gunshot during a gun control bill signing ceremony.
As nbc12.com details, the restrictions on gun rights signed into law by Governor Northam include:
Senate Bill 70 and House Bill 2, which establish universal background checks in Virginia
Senate Bill 240 and House Bill 674, which establish an Extreme Risk Protective Order, allowing authorities to temporarily take guns away from people deemed to be dangerous to themselves or others
Senate Bill 69 and House Bill 812, which reinstate Virginia’s one-handgun-a-month law
House Bill 9, which requires gun owners to report their lost or stolen firearms to law enforcement within 48 hours or face a civil penalty.
House Bill 1083, which toughens the penalty for leaving a loaded, unsecured firearm in a reckless manner that endangers a child
HB 421 allows localities the authority to regulate the possession, carrying, storage or transport of firearms, ammunition, components, or any combination of those things.
HB 1004 makes it a Class 6 felony for someone subject to a protective order to knowingly possess a firearm. The law will give 24 hours for a person covered by a protective order to sell or transfer their gun, and requires the subject to certify that they do not, or no longer, possess firearms within 48 hours.
Senate Bill 35, which gives local governments more authority to ban guns in public spaces, like public buildings, parks, recreation centers, and during permitted events
Senate Bill 479, which bars people with protective orders against them from possessing firearms and require them to turn over their guns within 24 hours
We haven’t been able to find any reference to the whatever went boom in the media. If you know anything about what happened, please let us know in the comments.