Virginia AG Blocks Gun Show: ‘Selling Guns Is Just Not Worth It’

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring gestures as he talks with the media after a court hearing on the fate of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Two lawsuits have been filed in an attempt to block the removal …
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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) boasted Thursday about restricting a Fairfax County gun show, citing Coronavirus concerns and tweeting that “selling guns is just not worth it.”

WTOP reported that organizers of the Nation’s Gun Show sought an injunction against Virginia Coronavirus restrictions that would cap show attendance at 250 at one time. The show organizers expected to draw up to 25,000 attendees throughout the weekend of November 20-22.

But Herring argued for the restrictions, claiming the show organizers are “brazenly misinformed” regarding the danger posed by the virus.

Herring used a brief to contend, “The ongoing pandemic has infected more than 200,000 Virginians since March and has killed nearly 4,000 — more than four times the number of automobile fatalities that occurred in all of 2019.”

Virginia Business reports that Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Brett A. Kassabian sided with Herring, rejecting the call for an injunction to block the restrictions.

After the ruling, Herring tweeted:

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