Moran Announces New Gun Control Legislation

In an interview on CNN Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), whose 8th District in Virginia includes the City of Falls Church announced that he’s prepared to introduce comprehensive new gun control legislation in the U.S. Congress next week.

He said it includes five measures that two-thirds of more of members of the National Rifle Association support. He said there is a major disconnect between NRA rank-and-file members and the leadership that are under control of the gun manufacturers.

“Our bill will include common sense measures,” Moran said, such as background checks to include gun shop employees, prevention of sale of guns to persons on terrorist watch lists, requiring training for persons granted concealed weapon permits, and demanding immediate report of lost or stolen guns. Meanwhile, Falls Church Vice Mayor David Snyder, whose outspoken criticism of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposal to arm teachers last week made headlines, commented that the National Rifle Associations’ official call last week for more guns in the schools “fits the definition of insanity: doing the same things over and over again and expecting a different result.”