Remove Delegate Webert from Virginia Public Safety Committee
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On Jan. 19, I had the opportunity to sit in and testify before a meeting of the House Committee for Militia, Police and Public Safety. During the meeting, one of the bills that was discussed was HB1864, which would have made it a misdemeanor to knowingly authorize a child age 4 or younger to use a firearm.
To my disappointment, the committee did not allow this bill to move on for discussion on the General Assembly floor, but I did take some comfort in the fact that all of the delegates thought that giving a child 4 years or younger a firearm was a bad idea. That is, except for Del. Michael Webert who made it clear that he saw no problem with giving a toddler a weapon.
If the people of the 18th District want this delegate to represent them, that is their right to exercise in their vote. However, it is clear to me that anyone who has such a cavalier attitude toward children and firearms has no business representing our state on a committee that is supposed to be focused on public safety.
I call for the immediate resignation or dismissal of Webert from this committee position. Surely there are other delegates who can keep public safety first and foremost as a member of this committee.
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