Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Truth About my Record

Jeannemarie Davis for Lt. Governor of  Virginia -- ACTIVATE IMAGES NOW TO SEE THE BANNER!


Dear Convention Delegate,
As the convention approaches, I anticipate continued attacks from a group that has also attacked the NRA in the past. They have questioned my support for the 2nd Amendment.
I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight!
First, let me share with you that I am a gun owner and an NRA member. I served on the Militia and Police Committee my first term in the House of Delegates, where I defended 2nd Amendment rights, repeatedly. For instance, I voted against legislation that would prohibit the possession of a loaded firearm in public (including private vehicles) in Richmond and its surrounding jurisdictions, along with other jurisdictions. I also voted for civil liability protection for gun manufacturers (which liberals hoped to use to put gun manufacturers out of business), against increasing the cost of conceal carry permits and for conceal carry reciprocity between states.
As a result of these and several other votes, the Democrats sent campaign mail to the voters in the House District that I represented, during my campaign for reelection, which included a photo of me in the “crosshairs” telling the voters that I was “too pro-gun” for the district and that I should not be reelected. Please keep in mind that the district I represented in the State House and State Senate were so liberal that only 25% of my voters were a part of the Republican base and yet I stood up for your 2nd Amendment rights when casting these votes. No Republican has been able to win either the House or Senate districts that I represented, since.
Despite my record of supporting the 2nd Amendment and my strong objections to universal background checks, gun registration or the banning of firearms or ammunition, and other proposals by Mayor Bloomberg, this group continues to say that I support his agenda. The fact is the only gun-related measure I supported was allowing the State Police, who were already running instant background checks on purchases from gun dealers, to run the same instant check on an individual buying from another individual at the same event.
I realize some will disagree with me on this issue, but I am honest in my positions and simply ask that my critics are the same. I believe my strong stances for the 2nd Amendment helped assure that every law-abiding citizen kept their absolute right to make whatever purchase they wanted to defend themselves, and I do not believe any were stopped by the one measure I supported. To date, 16,000 felons have been prevented from buying weapons due to their failure to pass the instant background check and, as a result, there have been 12, 965 arrests.
I anticipate that this same group of individuals will be at the Convention on Saturday passing out their negative literature. If you have any questions, I hope that you will take a minute to talk with me at the Convention. If you’d like to contact me before the Convention, my contact information is on my website at
I look forward to seeing you on May 18th at the Convention!
Ready to Lead,
Paid for and Authorized by Jeannemarie Davis for Lt.  Governor

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