Illegal Sting (a.k.a. Bloomberg tactics) Bill Signed in Virginia

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    Illegal Sting (a.k.a. Bloomberg tactics) Bill Signed in Virginia

    To put it simply, it is now illegal (by Virginia statute), for Mayor Bloombutt and his ilk to run the kind of illegal sting operations they have been, against Virginia gun dealers.

    http://www.roanoke.com/politics/wb/110097


    Illegal gun purchase bill signed

    RICHMOND -- New York City officials may have a harder time targeting Virginia gun dealers under legislation signed Friday by Gov. Tim Kaine.

    Kaine signed House Bill 2653, which restricts "straw sales" of guns such as those some Virginia dealers allegedly made to undercover private investigators hired by New York City. The transactions were cited in lawsuits the city filed last year against gun dealers in Virginia and four other states alleging they sold firearms illegally. City officials have accused the gun dealers of selling weapons that later were used to commit crimes in New York.

    The bill, sponsored by Del. Scott Lingamfelter, R-Prince William County, prohibits anyone but law enforcement officers from trying to make an illegal gun purchase from a firearms dealer. A violation of the law would be a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

    Lingamfelter said the bill will protect law-abiding firearms dealers from being targeted by someone trying to persuade them to make illegal sales.

    "We can't have a situation where people are running stings just for the fun of it," said Lingamfelter, who blasted New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for going after Virginia firearm dealers.

    "If Mayor Bloomberg wants to reduce crime in New York City, he might consider expanding the police force rather than trifling with the rights of law-abiding citizens," Lingamfelter said.

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    Now thats putting things in perspective. Quick too.
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    Freaking awesome. Go Virginia!
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    HAH!! I love it!!

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    If Bloomberg does it again in VA, I wonder if they could indict him directly (as opposed to the private investigators he hired to do the stings). With this statute it seems like there might be the basis for a consipracy charge.

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    IMHO, what Bloomburg did was already illegal. He had private citizens conduct straw purchases; they weren't NYPD, NYSP, NYC Sheriff's Office, or NYC Dept. of Investigations sworn personnel working in a joint Federal task force and/or operation.
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    This is one time I wish they would have made the law retroactive so they could endict Bloomburg.

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    Bravo!!!!

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    good job virginia!

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    Let's see...I live in VA why?....Oh yeah...THAT'S WHY!
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    Great job VA...
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    Quote Originally Posted by srfl View Post
    IMHO, what Bloomburg did was already illegal. He had private citizens conduct straw purchases; they weren't NYPD, NYSP, NYC Sheriff's Office, or NYC Dept. of Investigations sworn personnel working in a joint Federal task force and/or operation.
    Precisely!

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    Ironic that the Roanoke Times is forced to publish this...

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