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Virginia Governor McDonnell tries to rehabilitate the Republicans ‘gun-owner-hating’ image

by on Jan.19, 2011, under Uncategorized

Just days after the Virginia Supreme court issued a win for Virginia’s anti-gun Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Governor Bob McDonnell moved swiftly to limit the damage to Republicans by green lighting regulation changes in State Forests & State Parks that will end the Commonwealth’s ban on open carry in State Parks as well as State Forests. contacted AG Cuccinelli’s office for a comment but they would not answer questions about the GMU case.

The Republican party knows it is in trouble with gun owners in Virginia after Cuccinelli was publicly called out as a ‘lying, back stabber’ by the Virginia Citizens Defense League in 2010 with their 15,000 recipient VA Alert email entitled “Et tu, Cuccinelli”, in which the then candidate Cuccinelli was video taped at a VCDL membership meeting.  Then he indicated he felt GMU’s ban was indefensible and vowed not to defend it.  He later reiterated this claim to several of the meeting attendees off camera.

Cuccinelli was the presumptive front runner for the Republicans for the next Governor’s race and has gained widespread acclaim from the right.   However, Virginia gun owners have been furious over the AG’s defense of GMU and their gun ban regulation, and his previous “Greason opinion“.

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