The only time that there should ever be a limit on purchasing something is in extreme emergencies.
For example, in the beginnings of the COVID epidemic, there were limits on buying seemingly everything.
However, there’s no sudden rush on buying guns. It makes no sense why the government would want to limit how many guns a person owns.
You can’t commit more crimes if you have more handguns.
This should be a no-brainer. You only have two hands, after all, and unless you’re going to recruit a phalanx of handgun-wielding violence junkies, banning you from buying more than one handgun a month won’t make any difference.
That’s why, before Wednesday, 47 states didn’t bother with that kind of ridiculous regulation. That number was just reduced to 46 thanks to Virginia, home to Democrats uniquely obsessed with gun control and newly ensconced in statehouse power.
The state’s one-handgun-a-month policy, one of the most restrictive in the nation, was part of a suite of new policies pushed by state Democrats once they got control of the legislature after the 2019 elections.
They currently have the governor’s mansion, too, with Democrat Ralph Northam in power until January 2022.
While headline-grabbing measures such as a ban on so-called assault weapons failed, a whole host of new gun control measures went into effect on Wednesday, including a “red flag” law, universal background checks and new penalties if children get access to guns.
None of those, however, is likely to cause as much of a stir as the state’s handgun limit.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, gun rights proponents such as the Virginia Citizens Defense League tried to block the law from going into effect but were unable to get a hearing before the implementation of the law.