First Virginia Anti-gun Bill Defeated

First Virginia Anti-gun Bill Defeated
Senate Committee on Local Government Defeats Attack on Preemption

Virginia Shooting Sports Association
Virginia Shooting Sports Association

Virginia –-( Yesterday, the Senate Local Government Committee defeated SB268 by a vote of 9 to 6.

This bill would have created a patchwork of local gun restrictions by allowing local governments to pass ordinances banning firearms on property owned or leased by the locality. It would have also applied to access roads and parking areas for those facilities.

Please contact the following members of the Senate Local Government Committee and thank them for defeating SB268.
State Senator Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. (R-24)
(804) 698-7524
[email protected]

State Senator Mark R. Herring (D-33)
(804) 698-7533
[email protected]

State Senator Stephen H. Martin (R-11)
(804) 698-7511

[email protected]

State Senator Mark D. Obenshain (R-26)
(804) 698-7526
[email protected]

State Senator Frederick M. Quayle (R-13)
(804) 698-7513
[email protected]

State Senator Wm. Roscoe Reynolds (D-20)
(804) 698-7520
[email protected]

State Senator Frank M. Ruff, Jr. (R-15)
(804) 698-7515
[email protected]

State Senator Ralph K. Smith (R-22)
(804) 698-7522
[email protected]

State Senator Richard H. Stuart (R-28)
(804) 698-7528
[email protected]

Castle Doctrine Bills On House Courts Criminal Subcommittee Docket Today

A priority for VSSA for a number of years has been the passage of Castle Doctrine legislation. The Castle Doctrine provides that a person who uses justifiable force against an intruder shall be immune from civil liability for injuries or death of the criminal. Two bills aimed at establishing the Castle Doctrine in Virginia are scheduled to be heard today in the House Courts of Justice Criminal Subcommittee. The subcommittee will meet after the full House Courts Committee adjourns.

For a full list of firearm related bills be sure to check the VSSA Legislative Tracking Form.

The Virginia Shooting Sports Association (VSSA) was originally founded as the Virginia State Rifle and Revolver Association in 1938. VSSA is the official state association of the National Rifle Association. VSSA is also closely affiliated with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), Virginia Outdoor Sports Information Network (VOSIN), National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Virginia Gun Collectors Association, and the Virginia Wildlife Federation (VWF). Visit:

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