USA -(Ammoland.com)- Lobby Day continues to pay off. All the gun-control bills are now dead for this year.
The following three pro-rights bills have passed both the House and Senate and are headed to the Governor's desk for his signature or veto: HB1432, Delegate Lee Ware, legalizes switchblades and allows for concealed carry of them in certain cases.
HB 1582, Delegate Jeffrey Campbell, allows active duty or honorably discharged military members who are over 18 and under 21 years old to apply for a CHP. This would also fix the issue with Georgia not honoring our CHPs.
HB 1849, Delegate Gilbert, allows Circuit Court Clerks to laminate or create plastic CHPs. There are another 15 pro-rights bills still working through the system in both houses.
We suffered one loss: SB 1441, Senator Glen Sturtevant, would have allowed gun owners to vote absentee if their poling place bans guns.
This bill was put in for VCDL and we thank the Senator for doing so. We will look at other ways to skin that cat next year.
About Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL):
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.
For more information, visit their website.