A sweeping gun control measure funded by Democratic Presidential candidate and anti-2nd Amendment billionaire Michael Bloomberg went down to defeat in the Virginia legislature Monday when a Senate committee killed the measure by a 10-5 vote.

Gun Talk host Tom Gresham talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the bill's defeat, whether it's a clear cut victory for 2nd Amendment backers and what's next for the gun control faction of the political left.

Here's more from nraila.org:

"(The bill) was a comprehensive ban on many commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, suppressors, and standard capacity magazines. The original bill sought to impose a licensing and registration scheme for citizens who wish to keep affected firearms they lawfully owned prior to the ban, with felony penalties for noncompliance. It also broadly banned any part that could be used to change a firearm into a banned configuration. While the House Public Safety Committee amended the bill to allow citizens to keep currently owned firearms and suppressors, there was no option for citizens to keep their lawfully acquired magazines with capacities greater than twelve rounds, forcing millions of Virginians to dispose of their property, become a criminal, or surrender them to the government."

Gresham tells KEEL listeners that it was the supporters of the 2nd Amendment who, rallying en masse, were able to put enough pressure on legislators to defeat the proposal before it could even reach the Virginia Senate floor.

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