Video: AG Mark Herring Addresses Gun Violence Vigil and Advocacy Day

Monday, January 19, 2015

Have I mentioned recently how lucky we are to have Mark Herring as our Attorney General and not Mark "Criminalize Miscarriages" Obenshain? On, and if anyone tries to tell you that their vote doesn't matter, remind them that Herring beat Obenshain by just 165 votes out of 2.2 million cast. So yeah, every vote DOES matter - big time.As for the issue of gun safety, the lazy, cowardly corporate media can report it as "both sides" all it wants, but the fact is that Virginians overwhelmingly support commonsense gun safety measures (e.g., "By an overwhelming 92-7 percent, Virginia voters support background checks for people who buy guns at gun shows;" "58-39 percent support for a national ban on assault weapons;" "59-37 percent support for banning high capacity ammunition magazines;" "62-27 percent that allowing people to own assault weapons makes the country more dangerous;" "66-31 percent oppose allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons in the classroom"). The problem, as always, is that a passionate, vocal, well-funded minority can outweigh a large but relatively silent and passive majority. Obviously, that needs to change.