It started early when he stripped out the prohibition of discriminating against LGBT in the hiring decisions of State Government officials.
Then he sent Atty Gen Ken Cuccinelli on a dual quest - to attack AGW and Climate Change researchers at UVa; and to challenge The Affordable Care Act in federal court.
You may have heard about the recent beating he took on the first Anti-Choice attempt to punish women seeking to terminate pregnancies - to the point that he earned the nick name Governor McTransVaj. He has since been pushing a version of the same bill that's just slightly less invasive, but still intends to put a TheoCon Bureaucrat between women and their doctors.
Well, the hits just keep rollin', because yesterday, he signed a bill repealing a law that restricts the purchase of hand guns to one gun per month. This was in place for almost 20 years, and was supported by an awful lot of law enforcement organizations, and was recognized as having been fairly effective in cutting down on the supply of weapons for bad guys all along the east coast. So apparently, since gangs are clever and they find ways around these little roadblocks - and of course, since our politicians and cops aren't clever enough to keep up with them, or something - there's no sense lettin' some other outfit profit from all the carnage; we need to get us a piece o' dat fer our own selves.
McDonnell, who voted for the purchase limit as a delegate but campaigned for governor on a promise to overturn it, signed the bill just days after participating in a conference call with relatives of those affected by the mass shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007. The relatives had urged McDonnell not to sign the bill.
“He said, ‘I have a duty to protect the Second Amendment,’ ” said Lori Haas, a gun-control activist who participated in the call and whose daughter was injured during the Virginia Tech shooting. “The governor’s number one duty is to keep the citizens of Virginia safe. ... Expanding the ease with which criminals can get guns is certainly not going to keep Virginians safe.”The comments section of the article is chock full of the usual crap about how the VT shooter had two guns that he bought a month apart, and it had no effect on the outcome, so why bother even having restrictions of any kind - everybody's safer if everybody's armed blah blah blah. It just makes me sad.
Here's the thing: If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Which will then make it a fuckload easier for us - AND THE COPS - to identify them as the bad guys! What're ya, fuckin' stupid!?!