His name is Joe Morrissey, a Virginia state house delegate who made a powerful statement on Thursday January 17th when he brought an assault rifle and other weapons to a press conference at the state capitol.
“Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution did it say that someone can carry an AK-47 and walk down the middle of the street with it,” he said.
Delegate Morrissey recently introduced new legislation that would ban the sale, transfer, barter or import of assault rifles, as well as ammunition magazines that hold 20 or more rounds, as well as make it illegal to buy and sell guns at gun shows in Virginia, where background checks on gun buyers are almost never performed.
Morrissey said that (gun lovers) “may be angry and might not vote for me. That is ok. We’ve got to do something. Action is required.”
Here’s the video.