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ICYMI: Chesterfield Observer: Despite call to disarm, abusers still pack heat

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In this chilling piece from the Chesterfield Observer, the real consequences of allowing domestic abusers free access to guns are tragically clear. 

This past legislative session, Democrats fought for common-sense protections designed to keep Virginians safe while respecting the rights of responsible gun owners. One of the central priorities of Governor McAuliffe's gun safety plan was keeping guns out of the hands of convicted domestic abusers and stalkers. Bills proposed by Delegate Kathleen Murphy (D - McLean) and Senator Barbara Favola (D - Arlington) addressed this very issue. Yet, Republicans in the General Assembly voted to ensure that people convicted of these very crimes could remain armed.

How do these Republicans justify their votes to allow someone with a history of violent domestic assault unfettered access to guns?

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So, Now Dick Black Is Comparing Women's Groups To ISIS

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Dick Black is getting a lot of attention lately, and not the good kind. Today Emily's List announced that the right-wing Loudoun senator has been placed "On Notice," meaning he's committed such egregious acts of terribleness that, for the first time ever, they're adding a state legislator to their top-targets list.

Black responded in his typically out-of-touch fashion, comparing Emily's List to... ISIS. Yes, really.

Dick Black: Come for the heinously offensive social views, stay for comparing a women's group to an international terrorist organization. 

Where'd he learn that one, his buddy Scott Walker? The Wisconsin governor infamously compared union members to ISIS, and that sure worked out well for him

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A Week of Hiding and Bigotry from Senator Dick Black

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It's been a bad week for Senator Dick Black. First, he is still refusing to say if he agrees with the Governor's actions on Confederate flag license plates. This is notable because Black has previously gone out of his way to support the symbol -- in 2003, Senator Black authored a bill to ensure that the flag could remain on Virginia license plates. 
 
But that's not all:

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