Gun Prevention Protestors Gather Outside Comstock’s Office

A few dozen people lined up outside Rep. Barbara Comstock’s (R-10-VA) Sterling office today to protest her voting record on guns.

Martina Leinz, with the Virginia Gun Violence Prevention Coalition, said she and about 40 other people gathered to show their support for one bill in particular, a Senate measure that would prevent individuals on the no-fly list from buying guns.

The amendment, made by Republican Sen. Susan Collins, of Maine, is not expected to pass in the Senate, so it will likely not make it to the House of Representatives, or Comstock, for a vote.

But Leinz said the congresswoman has “an egregious record on gun violence.” “She sides with the NRA instead of with public safety,” she added.

In an emailed statement, Comstock’s Deputy Chief of Staff Jeff Marschner said, “Terrorists shouldn’t have access to weapons of any kind and we are continuing to work with our colleagues to find ways to ensure that they don’t. Since the time when Congresswoman Comstock worked at the Justice Department post-9/11 to the present, she has a long record of supporting and providing our state, local, and federal officials with the tools necessary to battle terrorism and detect, track, stop, remove, detain, or incarcerate terrorists. “

She is in support of giving the FBI, CIA and intelligence and law enforcement professionals, “a wide range of the tools necessary to do this important job,” he stated.

Comstock has cosponsored bipartisan bills, including HR 3722 last year, that would strengthen background checks and help prevent people with mental illness from obtaining guns.

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4 thoughts on “Gun Prevention Protestors Gather Outside Comstock’s Office

  • 2016-06-25 at 12:10 pm
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    Yes Yes Mr. McKeon… Your hatred for the 2nd Amendment is well established. But, can you explain why democrats also hate the People’s Due Process protections provided by both the U.S. and Commonwealth Constitutions?

  • 2016-06-24 at 7:54 pm
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    Yes Yes Mr. McKeon… Your hatred for the 2nd Amendment is well established. But, can you explain why democrats also hate the People’s Due Process protections provided by both the U.S. and Commonwealth Constitutions?

  • 2016-06-24 at 5:37 pm
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    Let’s set the record straight:

    • Comstock takes money from the NRA—$7,450 in 2014.
    • In the General Assembly Comstock voted to repeal an anti-gunrunning law that limited sales of handguns to a handgun a person a month—two weeks after Roanoke College published a poll of Virginia in which two of every three in Virginia voiced opposition to repeal of the law.
    • Comstock voted into law a provision that requires localities to offer for resale guns that they take in through gun buyback programs.
    • Comstock voted into law permission for those concealing guns by permit to bring their guns into bars.

    Like a highly developed country nowhere else

    • two thirds of homicide corpses and half of suicide corpses have gunshot wounds
    • every year dozens of police officers die from gunshot wounds—this year already twenty-one
    • every year hundreds of police officers become killers—this year already police killings are over 465
    • death from gunshot wounds is as common as death from car accidents

    Comstock and the rest of her party do NOTHING for public safety unless to make it worse:

    • At least eighty-five percent of the population of this country wants its national government to require someone to check the background of every buyer of a gun but all but one of the members of her party in the US Senate voted against these background checks in defiance of at least eighty-five percent of the population of their own country.

    • Last year in a poll of Virginia nearly nine of ten (88%) told Roanoke College they wanted their government to require a check of the background of every buyer of a gun at gun shows. This year in the Senate of Virginia Senator Lucas introduced a bill to require those background checks but on the Committee of Courts of Justice members of her party refused to report the bill out of committee for debate and a vote on the floor of the Senate of Virginia in defiance of nearly ninety percent of the population of their own state.

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