12 Gun Bills To Be Heard in Virginia – Wednesday Jan 25 2012

By Philip Van Cleave

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Covington VA –-(Ammoland.com)- Wednesday, January 25 2012, 1/2 hour after the Senate adjourns, the Senate Courts of Justice is going to hear a bunch of gun bills and I will be there to speak on them.

If you can make it to the committee hearing to show support (and put on a “Guns Save Lives” sticker), that would be great!

The committee meets in Senate Room B on the ground floor of the General Assembly Building.

  • SB 4, Senator Stuart, Castle Doctrine (VCDL is neutral)
  • SB 64, Senator Stanley, Castle Doctrine (VCDL is neutral)
  • SB 67, Senator Stanley, removes option for localities to fingerprint first time CHP applicants (VCDL Strongly Supports)
  • SB 224, Senator Herring, makes it easier to disarm someone for LIFE who is convicted of MISDEMEANOR domestic violence (VCDL Strongly Opposes)
  • SB 323, Senator Carrico, repeals One Handgun a Month (VCDL Strongly Supports)
  • SB 379, Senator McEachin, makes private firearm sales illegal (VCDL Strongly Opposes)
  • SB 429, Senator Ruff, streamlines the Virginia form used for purchasing firearms (VCDL Strongly Supports)
  • SB 554, Senator Favola, disarms someone with an emergency protection order without due process (VCDL Strongly Opposes)
  • SB 563, Senator Ruff, cleans up some minor issues in the concealed weapon code (VCDL Strongly Supports)
  • SB 612, Senator Black, moves long gun to the federal NICS system from the Virginia Instant Check system to improve the amount of time needed to run background checks (VCDL Strongly Supports)
  • SB 648, Senator McEachin, adds yet another penalty to a gun owner who is in possession of a gun while intoxicated (VCDL Strongly Opposes)
  • SB 670, Senator Garrett, removes option for localities to fingerprint first time CHP applicants (VCDL Strongly Supports)

URGENT ACTION ITEMS!

Here are a bunch of automatic emails that you need to send ASAP in support of key bills that are on the move.  Click on the link below each bill to send a message (that you can customize if you wish) to your Senator or Delegate, as appropriate.  The system figures out who your legislator is based on your address and zip code.

SENATE BILLS

  • SB 67 and SB 670, Senators Stanley and Garrett, removes option for localities to fingerprint first time CHP applicants
  • SB 324, Senator Carrico, state-agency preemption that makes gun laws across the Commonwealth consistent, a concept supported by Attorney General Cuccinelli
  • SB 224, Senator Herring, makes it easier to disarm someone for LIFE who is convicted of MISDEMEANOR domestic violence (VCDL Strongly Opposes)
  • SB 323, Senator Carrico, repeals One Handgun a Month
  • SB 379, SB 554, and SB 648, Senators McEachin and Favola, makes private gun sales illegal, disarms person with emergency protection order in residence of victim, and makes open carry while intoxicated yet another crime, respectively
  • SB 612, Senator Black, requires that background checks for long guns be done by the federal NICS instead of the Virginia Instant Check System.  This helps fix the extremely slow firearms background checks that gun owners in Virginia have been experiencing for the last several years

HOUSE BILL
Let’s let our Delegates know that we want to protect shooting ranges.


About Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.:

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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