Gun Owners Batting 900

Gun Owners Batting 900 in Virginia

Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- A 1,000 is a perfect score in baseball, which we didn’t get, but we have done extremely well so far! Lobby Day continues to pay off in spades.

Highlights from today: the restaurant ban repeal and non-CHP glovebox carry passed the Senate. One handgun a month repeal, castle doctrine, emergency shelter carry, non-CHP glovebox carry passed the House.

Here are the status of ALL the key gun bills at the halfway mark (all surviving bills now switch houses and we start over again):

Bills That Passed The Senate Today, Heading To The House:

  • SB 334, Senator Hanger, restaurant ban repeal – 22 to 18 [details of the vote on this bill are at the end of this alert]
  • SB 408, Senator Vogel, non-CHP holder can have their loaded handgun in a locked compartment of container in a private vehicle or boat – 24 to 16
  • SB 3, Senator Smith, clarifies that a CHP can be renewed through the mail – 29 to 11
  • SB 533, Senator McDougle, clarifies that a new CHP applicant that is denied has the right to an ore tenus hearing – 32 to 8

Bills That Passed The House Today, Heading To The Senate

  • HB 49, Delegate Lingamfelter, repeals One Handgun a Month – 61 to 37
  • HB 854, Delegate Morefield, castle doctrine – 75 to 24
  • HB 52, Delegate Cole, makes it a $25 civil fine for not carrying a CHP while carrying concealed – 99 to 0
  • HB 26, Delegate Wright, limits what information must be supplied by a CHP applicant – 99 to 0
  • HB 1217, Delegate Lewis, lets school boards offer firearms safety classes – 99 to 0
  • HB 8, Delegate Carrico, clarifies that a CHP can be renewed through the mail – 75 to 24
  • HB 69, Delegate Carrico, Virginia Firearms Freedom Act (10 Amendment protection on guns made and sold in Virginia) – 70 to 29
  • HB 79, Delegate Ware, prohibits circuit courts from releasing CHP application information to the public – 87 to 10
  • HB 108, Delegate Cole, requires guns that localities get in a buy-up must be auctioned if possible – 75 to 24
  • HB 109, Delegate Cole, repeals law that allows localities to tax and register handguns – 80 to 18
  • HB 171, Delegate Pogge, prevents an employer and others from banning firearms in locked vehicles in a parking lot – 72 to 27
  • HB 236, Delegate Janis, allows for discharge close to a subdivision if done safely – 79 to 19
  • HB 490, Delegate Lingamfelter, authorizes the State Police to investigate a lifetime CHP – 78 to 20
  • HB 870, Delegate Cline, removes the authorization for a locality to fingerprint first time CHP applicants – 83 to 15
  • HB 871, Delegate Cline, clarifies that a new CHP applicant that is denied has the right to an ore tenus hearing – 92 to 7
  • HB 885, Delegate Athey, non-CHP holder can have their loaded handgun in an unlocked compartment of container in a private vehicle or boat – 74 to 25
  • HB 1070, Delegate Athey, CHP holder can carry in an emergency shelter – 74 to 24
  • HB 1191, Delegate Griffith, permits a judge to allow a circuit court clerk to issue CHPs if there are no problems with the applicant – 86 to 12
  • HB 1379, Delegate Sickles, requires that child-care facilities in Northern Virginia follow state law in regard to storage of firearms – 86 to 12

Bills That Passed Either The Senate Or House Before Today

  • HB 505, Delegate Gilbert, restaurant ban repeal – 67 to 27
  • HB 681, Delegate Jackson Miller, allows a police officer to arrest at will for a Class 1 or 2 misdemeanor – 68 to 28
  • SB 580, Senator Marsden, makes someone under 18 cannot possess an airsoft gun that can shoot a BB at over 250 FPS and is not marked orange – 33 to 5

Anti-Freedom Bills That Are Dead

  • SB 89, Senator Stuart, requires that someone getting their rights restored must include input from the local Commonwealth Attorney
  • HB 1271, Delegate Torian, allows schools to ban guns in containers in vehicles while on college or university school parking lots
  • HB 1214, Delegate Kory, bans gun in K-12 in vehicles
  • SB 595, Senator Lucas, “gun show loophole”
  • HB 1209, Delegate Ward, requires a machine gun owner notify the State Police with 24 hours of a move
  • HB 1146, Delegate Jim Scott, takes away the firearms rights of a person who parental rights have been terminated
  • HB 520, Delegate Morrissey, requires anyone selling 3 or more guns at a gun show have an FFL
  • HB 879, Senator BaCote, bans guns in libraries
  • HB 1234, Delegate McClellan, “gun show loophole”
  • SB 268, Senator Whipple, allows localities to ban guns in their buildings
  • HB 684, Delegate Jackson Miller, adds butterfly knives to the concealed weapons list
  • HB 1151, Delegate Iaquinto, adds butterfly knives to the concealed weapons list
  • SB 643, Senator Reynolds, allows a police officer to arrest at will for a Class 1 or 2 misdemeanor

Pro-Freedom Bills That Are Dead

  • HB 106, Delegate Cole, allows CHP holders to carry in a place of worship with approval and in restaurants that serve alcohol
  • HB 489, Delegate Lingamfelter, reorganizes the concealed carry law
  • SB 79, Senator Reynolds, removes the authorization for a locality to fingerprint first time CHP applicants
  • HB 54, Delegate Cole, allows carry in courthouses after hours if building is being used for some other function
  • HB 475, Delegate Carrico, allows CHP holders to carry outside of vehicle in K-12 school parking lots
  • HB 32, Delegate Bob Marshall, allows a professor to carry at schools of higher education

Restaurant Ban Repeal Vote In Senate

Here are the Senators that voted pro-freedom. If you are a constituent, please call your Senator and thank him or her:

Colgan, Deeds, Edwards, Hanger, Houck, Hurt, Martin, McDougle, McWaters, Newman, Obenshain, Petersen, Puckett, Quayle, Reynolds, Ruff, Smith, Stosch, Stuart, Vogel, Wagner, Wampler

Here are the Senators that vote anti-freedom. If you are a constituent, please call your Senator and politely tell them to support your right to keep and bear arms:

Barker, Blevins, Herring, Howell, Locke, Lucas, Marsden, Marsh, McEachin, Miller, J.C., Miller, Y.B., Norment, Northam, Puller, Saslaw, Ticer, Watkins, Whipple

The phone numbers for the Senators can be found here: http://tiny.cc/GXHZc

About:
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. Visit: www.vcdl.org

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