Virginia Senate Leader Denigrates Gun Owners
Virginia gun owners were lampooned by Virginia Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw at a recent hearing on gun rights. Follow the link on this page for the full story: NRA-ILA :: In The News
Virginians who support the 2nd Amendment have every right to be angry with Sen. Saslaw's stereotypical characterization of gun owners and should remember this at election time.
The senator’s snide aside was overheard by Bristol Virginia resident John Pierce, a computer software developer who traveled to Richmond as part of a delegation from the Virginia Citizens Defense League. About 400 league members were in Richmond to lobby their lawmakers and to protest a potential change to the state’s gun laws.
In an e-mail, which is rocketing around the Internet, Pierce described the incident:
"Senator Saslaw … and a companion entered the elevator. … He loudly continued his discussion with his companion. The next words out of his mouth were the most disrespectful words I have ever heard spoken openly by a Virginia legislator about his constituency."
According to Pierce, Saslaw said, "I see we’re debating a gun bill today. Half of the cast of ‘Deliverance’ is in town."