Covington VA –-(Ammoland.com)- First, the bad news: By a close vote of 18 to 20, the Senate killed Senator Garrett’s SB 1132 bill allowing CHP carry on K-12 school property after hours. The House version is still alive and I’m working to see if we can amend it to grab another three votes if it gets to the Senate.
Now, the good news: SB 1137, Senator Garrett’s bill to allow CHP holders to have loaded long guns in their vehicles, passed by a big margin: 25 to 13! The bill now heads over to the House.
Tuesday, February 3 2015, Senator Favola’s bill to take away gun rights for misdemeanors, SB 943, is being heard in Senate Finance. This is the bill that was initially killed, brought back to life, modified, and passed out of committee.
Besides taking away gun rights from someone for various misdemeanor convictions, the bill claims to allow for restoration of gun rights for a conviction of misdemeanor domestic violence. The trouble is that it WILL NOT restore those rights federally, based on federal case law. So, this bill has NO redeeming features and we need to kill it.
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