Pro-Gun Bills Clear Committee On Friday & Head To Virginia House Floor

Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Covington VA –-( All the pro-gun bills that were reported out of the Militia, Police, and Public Safety subcommittee on Thursday, were reported out of full committee on Friday morning.

They now head to the House Floor.

These are the bills that reported out Friday:

  • HB 1329, Delegate Ware, R. Lee, Jr., changes the concealed handgun law to honor the concealed handgun permits from all other states if the permit holder is at least 21 years old. The out-of-state permit holder will have to also show government-issued photo-identification at the request of a law-enforcement officer. By honoring all other states, Virginia permits will be honored in more states, including Georgia, New Hampshire, and Colorado. Eighteen other states already honor all permits.
  • HB 2009, Delegate LaRock, requires the chief law-enforcement officer to certify a request for the transfer of a firearm that is covered under the National Firearms Act (NFA), unless the officer knows the person receiving the firearms is prohibited from doing so. This bill will make ownership of NFA firearms uniform across the state. Currently the chief law-enforcement officers in some jurisdictions refuse to do any such certification, while others do them as a matter of course.
  • HB 2029, Delegate Wilt, re-appropriates concealed handgun permit fees between the Circuit Court Clerk and law enforcement. It also requires a National Instant Check System background check be done on concealed handgun permit holders, which will then allow the permit holders to purchase firearms without needing a background check, as per federal law.
  • HB 2214, Delegate Rush, lays out some particulars on how a felon’s gun rights are restored and allows for an appeal.

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