Senator Saslaw & Marsh Conspire Against Virginia Firearms Freedom Act
Virginia –-(AmmoLand.com)- Yesterday, Senator Mark Obenshain tried to get a committee vote on HB 69, the Virginia Firearms Freedom Act, that declares guns made and possessed in VA to be free of federal control under the interstate commerce clause.
Chairman Marsh was so flustered that his political boss Senator Saslaw took over the committee and ruled all Senator Obenshain's motions out of order.
Senator Obenshain then challenged the rule of the chair and lost 12-3. All Senators except, Hurt, McDougle, and Obenshain voted wrong. Senator Saslaw then tried to get the clerk not to record the vote.
Clearly the anti-gun forces are running scared and fear the recorded vote on such a popular issue.
There is only one option left and that is to use the rarely used Senate floor procedures to put the HB 69 on the Senator floor for a recorded vote.
Senator Jill Vogel has agreed to do this.
She has asked me not to say, for now, exactly how she will do it but she agrees with me that it is critical that you contact your Senator and urge them to support her efforts to get a vote on HB 69 on the Senator Floor.
The biggest excuse against doing this will be that is violates precedent.
However, I don't care about historical precedent. I care about my liberties. It is outrageous that Senator Saslaw and Marsh have conspired to deprive us of a vote by breaking Senate rules.
The Senate rules say that the sub committee that Senator Marsh created to kill HB 69 can only make recommendations on bills NOT kill a bill.
You can also tell your senator that the rules exist for such a time as this. If not for this situation, then when would they be used?
Please email Senator Vogel at [email protected] the following message.
Dear Senator Vogel,
I understand from Mike McHugh that you are going to try to get HB 69 to the Senate floor. Thank you. I am urging my senator to support you.
YOUR NAME HERE
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Please email your Senator the following message:
Dear Senator THEIR NAME HERE
It is outrageous that Senator Saslaw and Marsh have conspired to break the Senate rules by not even allowing a vote on HB 69 which overwhelmingly passed the House.
Senator Vogel is trying to get HB 69 to the Senate floor.
Whatever motions she makes are appropriate for such a time as this.
I urge you not to disregard my sacred liberties. Please stand up to the federal government and protect me.
Please stop the tyranny of Senator Saslaw and Senator Marsh.
Please support Senator Vogel's efforts to get HB 69 to the Senate floor.
YOUR NAME HERE
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