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GOP Candidate for Virginia Senate: The Ten Commandments Will Stop Gun Violence

Nov 5, 2019

By Hemant Mehta

One of the many races in Virginia’s elections today is a State Senate race between Democrat Janet Howell, a longtime incumbent who’s held the seat since 1991, and Republican challenger Arthur Purves.

Local news site Arlington Now recently asked both candidates to submit a 750-word explanation of why Virginians should vote for them. Howell didn’t respond. But Purves’ essay shows why he’s completely unqualified to even be on the ballot.

His education plan, for example, boils down to “more phonics” and getting kids to “drill and kill” in math. (As a former math teacher, this is the dumbest possible thing you could do to educate children in the subject.)

Then there’s his solution for gun violence:

Gun violence is prevalent where fatherlessness is prevalent. Fathers are the best form of gun control, and the Ten Commandments are the only gun control laws that ever worked.

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