Speaking in the final Virginia gubernatorial debate on October 24, Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe said he doesn’t care “what grade [he] got from the NRA” and that more gun control is necessary.
The debate took place at Virginia Tech, and McAuliffe referenced the 2007 shooting on that campus as justification for more gun control.
Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli correctly stated more gun control would not have prohibited that shooting and that shooters like the killer in that instance, Seung-Hui Cho, are “almost impossible” to find before they decide to start shooting. McAuliffe replied, “Some people should not own guns.” He then defended his gun control proposals, saying: “I don’t care what grade I got from the NRA. I never want to see another Newtown or Aurora or Virginia Tech again.”
If elected, McAuliffe wants to work with Michael Bloomberg and Barack Obama to disarm you.
Isn’t that sweet?
According to the latest at Real Clear Politics, McAuliffe is handily winning the three-way VA governor’s race (46%) over Republican Ken Cuccinelli (36.8%) and Libertarian Robert Sarvis (9.5%).
This once again throws gun-owning libertarians (both big “L” and little “l” flavors) into their classic conundrum: do they vote for their preferred candidate on principle, even though he’s all but doomed electorally since he’s only polling at a paltry 10% or so, or do they vote for the Republican that they’d rather not have, in order to avoid a horrible anti-gun Democrat sweeping easily into office?
Good luck, Virginia.