Virginia ALERT: Good News Yesterday! Turnout Needed Today

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Covington, VA -(Ammoland.com)- Yesterday in the Senate Courts of Justice committee we killed all the gun control bills that were up for a hearing at that time (there’s more that will be coming up later) and passed two pro-gun bills out of committee!

Thanks to the VCDL members who showed up to show support with very short notice!

TODAY AT 4 PM 16 GUN BILLS WILL BE HEARD IN THE HOUSE – TURNOUT REQUESTED!

It would be great if we could have lots of GSL stickers in the audience today as some powerful pro-gun bills are being heard!  If you can make it, the meeting of the Militia, Police, and Public Safety subcommittee #1 is at 4 PM on the 8th floor of the General Assembly Building (where Lobby Day was held – 9th and Broad Streets in Richmond).  GSL stickers will be available.  Carry is permitted if you have a CHP.

YESTERDAY WAS AN EXCELLENT DAY FOR GUN OWNERS!  “CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY” ADVANCES!

The following anti-gun bills were KILLED yesterday:

SB 95, Senator Marsden, STRONGLY OPPOSE, allows a person to be sued if the don’t “adequately” store their firearm and it is stolen and used in a crime.

  • Senators voting pro-gun: Obenshain, Norment, McDougle, Stuart, Stanley, Reeves, Garrett, Chafin, Deeds, Sturtevant
  • Senators voting anti-gun: Saslaw, Howell, Lucas, McEachin

SB 185, Senator Marsden, STRONGLY OPPOSE, prohibits the carrying of a firearm loaded with more than 10 rounds in a magazine or has a threaded barrel in a public place.

  • Senators voting pro-gun: Obenshain, Norment, McDougle, Stuart, Stanley, Reeves, Garrett, Chafin, Deeds, Sturtevant
  • Senators voting anti-gun: Lucas, McEachin

SB 186, Senator Marsden, STRONGLY OPPOSE, restricts the number of courses that qualify to get a CHP.

  • Senators voting pro-gun: Obenshain, Norment, McDougle, Stuart, Stanley, Reeves, Garrett, Chafin, Sturtevant
  • Senators voting anti-gun: Saslaw, Howell, Lucas, McEachin, Deeds

SB 199, Senator Lucas, STRONGLY OPPOSE, closes the non-existent “gun show loophole.”

  • Senators voting pro-gun: Obenshain, Norment, McDougle, Stuart, Stanley, Reeves, Garrett, Chafin, Sturtevant
  • Senators voting anti-gun: Saslaw, Howell, Lucas, McEachin, Deeds

SB 217, Senator Marsden, STRONGLY OPPOSE, makes it a crime to authorize a child below a certain age to use a firearm or BB gun.

  • Senators voting pro-gun: Obenshain, Norment, McDougle, Stuart, Stanley, Reeves, Garrett, Chafin, Deeds, Sturtevant
  • Senators voting anti-gun: Saslaw, Howell, Lucas, McEachin

SB 301, Senator Ebbin, STRONGLY OPPOSE, closes the non-existent “gun show loophole.” (rolled into SB 220)

SB 302, Senator Ebbin, STRONGLY OPPOSE, makes it a crime to authorize a child below a certain age to use a firearm or BB gun.

  • Senators voting pro-gun: Obenshain, Norment, McDougle, Stuart, Stanley, Reeves, Garrett, Chafin, Deeds, Sturtevant
  • Senators voting anti-gun: Saslaw, Howell, Lucas, McEachin

SB 411, Senator Barker, STRONGLY OPPOSE, allows a judge to order a gun confiscation without due process.

  • Senators voting pro-gun: Obenshain, Norment, McDougle, Stuart, Stanley, Reeves, Garrett, Chafin, Sturtevant
  • Senators voting anti-gun: Saslaw, Howell, Lucas, McEachin, Deeds

SB 520, Senator McPike, STRONGLY OPPOSE, removes the option of online training for CHPs.

  • Senators voting pro-gun: Obenshain, Norment, McDougle, Stuart, Reeves, Garrett, Chafin, Sturtevant
  • Senators voting anti-gun: Saslaw, Howell, Lucas, McEachin, Deeds

The following pro-gun bills were PASSED out of committee or subcommittee yesterday:

SB 48, Senator Black, STRONGLY SUPPORT, Constitutional Carry bill!

  • Senators voting pro-gun: Obenshain, McDougle, Stuart, Reeves, Garrett, Chafin, Sturtevant
  • Senators voting anti-gun: Saslaw, Howell, Lucas, McEachin, Deeds

SB 175, Senator Stuart, STRONGLY SUPPORT, prevents CHP data from being shared with any state that doesn’t honor a Virginia CHP.

  • Senators voting pro-gun: Obenshain, Norment, McDougle, Stuart, Reeves, Garrett, Chafin, Sturtevant
  • Senators voting anti-gun: Saslaw, Howell, Lucas, McEachin, Deeds

SB 608, Senator Reeves, STRONGLY SUPPORT, requires reasonable steps be taken by law enforcement to return a stolen gun.

  • Senators voting pro-gun: Obenshain, Saslaw, Norment, Howell, Lucas, McDougle, McEachin, Stuart, Stanley, Reeves, Garrett, Chafin, Deeds, Sturtevant
  • Senators voting anti-gun: none

HB 560, Delegate Lingamfelter, STRONGLY SUPPORT, improves brandishing law to require “intent.”

  • Delegates voting pro-gun:  Bell, Robert B., Albo, Cline, Gilbert, Miller, Morris, Adams, Collins
    Delegates voting anti-gun: Watts, Herring, Mason

The following bill was not heard yesterday:

  • SB 626, Senator Vogel, STRONGLY SUPPORT, a person 21 or order that can possess a firearm can use their protective order as a CHP.

The following anti-gun bills were carried forward for now:

  • SB 187, Senator Marsden, STRONGLY OPPOSE, requires a special permit to be able to purchase a firearm.
  • SB 300, Senator Ebbin, STRONGLY OPPOSE, creates a new crime if an open carrier is drunk or under the influence of alcohol.

This bill I thought was killed in committee, but the Legislative Information System still shows the bill as not being heard:

  • SB 220, Senator McEachen, STRONGLY OPPOSE, “Universal Background Check” bill.

About Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL):

Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.

For more information, visit: www.vcdl.org.

  • 6 thoughts on “Virginia ALERT: Good News Yesterday! Turnout Needed Today

    1. They still wil not allow Floridians to carry while visiting, so they still won that one earlier this month. I don’t understand how a combat veteran, licensed to carry in the state with the largest tourist population cannot carry in a state with most of the military bases. Virginia has always been a crazy place to live with four or five different sales taxes, but this is just plain stupid.

    2. As a native Virginian with family still living there, I find it unbelievable that a person with a CCL from Florida can not carry in the State of Virginia. This means that any time I visit my family, my ability to protect myself and my family has been taken away because the Virginian Governor is an anti-gun wimp. Just sickening. This pathetic excuse for a leader should be tossed out on his rear along with that punk state attorney.

    3. Not for nothing I don’t see the need for purchase permits, the constitution is all the purchase permit we need, Blessings to us all.

    4. Keep up the great fight Virginians. If the establishment Republicans had backed Ken Kuccinelli, you would have beat the socialists back into the stone age.

    5. Carefull good people of Virginia..!! We went down this slippery slope in the Unconstitution state of Connecticut..I had to move to Tennessee and I miss family and friends..I fought with the Tea Party and got involved..Letters, calls, informational pickets and candidates meet & greet events..To no avail..Once the Libs get entrenched they will turn your once Proud State into a wellfare sewer hole!! Connecticut loses 35,000 good taxpaying citizens every year to be replaced by mostly folks on the Public Dime..Companies moving out in hoards ie.General Electric, and most remaining gun manufacturers..GOD Bless Virginia..Fight with all you’ve got..!!

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