Yes.....the reason we have gun crime in this country is the democrat party. The democrat party judges, prosecutors and in this case, politicians.....do not want to stop gun crime. How do we know? They keep letting violent, repeat gun offenders out of prison, and they prevent laws that would keep them locked up... Virginia Dems Kill Bill That Targeted Criminals Who Use Guns While Virginia Democrats are merrily approving gun control laws aimed at the state’s legal gun owners, they apparently aren’t interested in focusing on violent criminals who use firearms in the commission of a crime. HB 1175 would have increased the penalty for using or brandishing a firearm while committing certain felonies, which seems like a pretty common sense bill to me. Instead, members of the House Public Safety Committee rejected the measure on Tuesday, while approving a number of gun bills that are meant to restrict the rights of legal gun owners in the name of public safety. ------ So they’re okay with making it a felony to continue to possess your 15-round magazine or to transfer a firearm without a background check, but the status quo is fine when it comes to punishing those who use guns in the commission of a crime.