Virginia: Bipartisan Bills Head to the Governor’s Desk

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Virginia: Bipartisan Bills Head to the Governor’s Desk
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Washington, DC – -(Ammoland.com)- As previously reported, government leaders in Virginia struck a bipartisan deal to postpone the revocation of reciprocity agreements until March 1 2016.

Monday, all of the bipartisan bills will go to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. An outline of the legislation is below:

House Bill 1163 and Senate Bill 610, patroned by Delegate Michael Webert (R-18) and state Senator Bryce Reeves (R-17), would recognize all valid out-of-state concealed carry permits.  This legislation would also require the Virginia State Police to enter into reciprocal agreements with certain states so they will recognize Virginia’s concealed carry permit.

House Bill 1386 and Senate Bill 715, patroned by Delegate Scott Lingamfelter (R-31) and state Senator John Edwards (D-21), would require the Virginia State Police to attend gun shows in the Commonwealth and provide voluntary background checks for private transfers between attendees.  These voluntary background checks act as an important safeguard for sellers because they provide civil liability protection.

House Bill 1391 and Senate Bill 49, patroned by Delegate Kathleen Murphy (D-34) and state Senator Janet Howell (D-32), would make it unlawful for any person who is subject to a domestic violence permanent protective order to possess any firearm while the order is in effect.

Your NRA-ILA is closely monitoring all legislation with respect to this bipartisan deal and will continue to keep you updated on the status of these bills as they go to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law.

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Tet68survivor

I have to agree HLMA-167 Warrior, it’s just another back door entry into the Freedoms accorded by the Bill Of Rights and U. S. Constitution! No way can WE THE PEOPLE allow erosion of your hard fought for Rights!

HMLA-167 Warrior

Provide “voluntary” background checks for sales between private attendees? That, my friends, is the next “first step” towards further assault on your second amendment in Virginia. Following that “voluntary” step will come a mandatory step which will then be followed by “voluntary” background checks between all private sales. After that comes mandatory checks for all privates sales. NEWS FLASH: You can already perform voluntary background checks for any private transfer of a firearm (as well as checks to assure the firearm hasn’t been reported as lost or stolen) whether or not it is at a gun show. Putting it into… Read more »

Joe

Dear friend,

You wrote”You can already perform voluntary background checks for any private transfer of a firearm (as well as checks to assure the firearm hasn’t been reported as lost or stolen) whether or not it is at a gun show.”

Please tell how I can do that, and whom do I contact?

gary

there is a no ava you can call to transfer weapons– I do believe it is1-888-335-8438-this is for a transfer not sure on the stolen part of the question. This is the no I called to transfer my guns to my son.You can also talk to a gun dealer with ffl and I’m sure he can help

Rokurota

You meet at a gun store and ask them to do it.

HMLA-167 Warrior

Rokurota has the easiest and often safest way already written here (assuming you are not transferring a weapon to your trusted son as Gary mentioned). You can meet at your local gun shop or a pawn shop. The seller transfers the firearm to the gun shop and leaves with his/her money. The gun shop then transfers the weapon to the buyer. The seller is no longer the last registered owner of said firearm should some crime be committed with it in the future, the gun shop/pawn broker is, but only briefly. The seller is completely out of that equation at… Read more »