Virginia Senate Kills One Pro-Gun Bill And One Anti-Gun Bill

Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Covington VA –-( The Senate Finance committee has killed Senator Black’s lifetime CHP bill, SB 689.

The Senate Finance committee also killed Senator Favola’s bill to take away gun rights for certain misdemeanors, SB 943. Senator Favola has vowed to bring up her bill on the Floor of the Senate and attempt to get funding for it there, so we will have to keep an eye on it for the the next few days.

Next Tuesday is cross-over day when any bills in either body that have not yet been heard or their status determined will all be dead. Bills that have passed then switch from one body to the other and we start all over again with those bills as they work through the system.

House pro-gun and anti-gun bills to be heard Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, February 5 2015, the House Militia, Police, and Public Safety subcommittee #1 will meet at 4 PM in the 8th Floor West conference room in the General Assembly Building. Bills to be heard. If you can make it to this meeting, please come to show support:

  • H.B. 1329, Delegate Ware, honors CHPs from all other states. In turn GA, NH, and CO will honor our permits
  • H.B. 1359, Delegate Campbell, lifetime CHPs
  • H.B. 1575, Delegate Pogge, adds drunk boating to list of items will make a person ineligible to have a CHP for 3 years for carrying concealed while intoxicated.
  • H.B. 1702, Delegate DeSteph, allows a gun dealer to run a background check on someone to whom the dealer is selling his PRIVATELY owned guns.
  • H.B. 2009 Firearms, Delegate LaRock, requires a chief law enforcement officer to sign off on a Class III application unless he knows of some reason the applicant would not be eligible to legally own such an item
  • H.B. 2024, Delegate BaCote, allows localities to ban guns in libraries
  • H.B. 2029, Delegate Wilt, would add a NICS check to Virginia’s current 5-year CHP permits, allowing the permit holder to purchase firearms without needing to do a background check
  • H.B. 2045, Delegate Filler-Corn, disarms a person in their home if they have a protective order issued against them
  • H.B. 2214, Delegate Rush, specifies method for gun-rights restoration
  • H.B. 2328, Delegate Simon, requires a person who has a protective order issued against them to surrender all of their firearms
  • H.B. 2359, Delegate Simon, makes proof of training to get a CHP have a 5-year expiration date
  • H.B. 2370, Delegate Toscano, provides that the Virginia State Police will have a person at each gun show to run a voluntary background check on a person purchasing from a private seller.

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