(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Just because Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is pushing for an assault weapons ban and one-gun-a-month restriction in the Old Dominion doesn’t mean he’s opposed to slinging lead.

In fact, the former Democratic Party chairman is one of Virginia’s newest gun owners, the proud papa of a sleek Beretta over and under shotgun, the standard of excellence at the area’s skeet ranges.

Secrets first heard of his purchase over the weekend from shoppers at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Bailey’s Crossroads who saw the likely Democratic gubernatorial nominee shouldering one of the pricy long guns.

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