Quote: OK, go ahead and bash on us some more for supporting something that doesn't apply to the rest of you.
I don't see anyone here bashing Virginians who agree with the law. I see a lot of people disagreeing with the law (or perhaps just the stringent sentencing guidelines) but no one is attacking you personally.
To me the mandatory sentence seems punitive. It looks to me like they're punishing people for something that might happen while they're committing a lesser crime. And only punishing Virginians to me adds insult to injury.