Urgent! Virginia Gun Bills Being Heard Tomorrow, Monday, February 8th At 5 Pm

Urgent! Virginia Gun Bills Being Heard Tomorrow, Monday, February 8Th At 5 Pm

Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Virginia –-(AmmoLand.com)- The Militia, Police, and Public Safety subcommittee #3 (Death Star) will meet at 5 PM, TOMORROW, Monday, February 8th. It will meet in the 8th Floor West Conference room.

It would be good to flood this room with people wearing GSL stickers!

Here are the two gun bills scheduled to be heard:

HB 72, Delegate Carrico, reduces the penalty from a Class 6 felony to a Class 1 misdemeanor for someone inadvertently carrying a firearm on K-12 school property – STRONGLY SUPPORT

HB 32, Delegate Bob Marshall, allows faculty at a public higher- educational institution to be able to carry concealed on campus with a CHP – SUPPORT

The fate of the above two bills is bleak in this subcommittee. The subcommittee consists of two Republicans (Carrico and Merricks) and three Democrats (Jim Scott, Tyler, Paula Miller).

I would expect both Republicans to support the two bills and I would expect both Tyler and Scott to oppose the bills. That leaves the swing vote on guns in that subcommittee, Paula Miller, as the determining factor.

HB 72 brings the school weapons law back to where all laws should be: felonies should always involve actual harm or intent to harm – not mere possession of an otherwise lawful item.

Will Miller see the significance of that for all of Virginia law-abiding citizens? We’ll know on Friday.

Meanwhile, if you are a constituent of Paula Miller (Norfolk area), give her a call at 804-698-1087 and encourage her to support HB 72 when she votes on it on Monday afternoon. If she supports that bill, it will head to the full committee.

Also the full Militia, Police, and Public Safety committee, which was canceled Friday, will meet at 7 AM on Tuesday to consider all the bills that have passed out of subcommittees the last two weeks. The meeting will be in House Room C on the ground floor of the General Assembly Building, SE corner of 9th and Broad in Richmond.

If you can make this meeting, please do so.

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