VA Senate Blocking Constituent Email
The Virginia Senate Courts of Justice committee has started blocking constituent email originating from VCDL. This is the committee that, faced with a number of pro-gun bills that passed the House by significant margins, created an unprecedented, last-minute partisan sub-committee, loaded with avowed anti-gun Senators, designed to kill pro-gun legislation before it can come to a full vote.
Virginia members: if email you sent to the COJ committee through the email@example.com reflector has been bounced, you should try again by sending to the individual inboxes for the members, as follows. Send your email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
This makes me furious. The anti-gun Democrat Senator chairing the Courts of Justice committee is forcing his personal anti-gun bias on the entire State, ignoring the majority and the will of the People, and ignoring the State Constitution. He has created a sub-committee intended to act in direct violation of Senate Rules. He placed himself on the committee, two anti-gun activist Democrat Senators from Fairfax County, a fourth anti-gun Democrat Senator, and a single, gutless, anti-gun Republican. There is no doubt that the purpose of the committee is to impose the personal bias of a few anti-gun individuals on an overwhelmingly pro-gun State.
Finally, faced with a significant, and growing protest by the People, Senator Marsh and the Courts of Justice committee have gone beyond ignoring the people they serve, and are actively blocking our voices from being heard. This is beyond unacceptable.
Our enemy isn't the anti-gunners. Our enemy is complacence.
That's one of the main points of the drill
Not getting voted out is about as much what the "special" subcommittee is about as it is Marsh's & Saslaw's Anti-RKBA agenda -- if not more from the Party's strategists' point of view. It is mostly about this years elections when the entire Senate is up for election. :aargh4:
Originally Posted by Zsnake
They stacked the "special" subcommittee with Senators from very Anti-RKBA districts who would not get voted out for killing RKBA bills:
1) to get the bills killed
2) to keep members of the full committee and those on the floor of the full Senate from having to support the RKBA or go on record as kill good bills, which might get them voted out.
Now, those from other districts can campaign on their version of "I support 2A" w/o have a record on actual bill on which to be called accountable. :aargh4:
Like Pontius Pilate, they can publicly wash their hand of the responsibility. :aargh4::aargh4:
IMHO, the lose of the ability to call the rest of the scoundrels to accountability is as big a lost in the long run as the bills the are killing this term.