Virginia General Assembly Opens for 2019 with 34 Anti-Gun Bills

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Virginia General Assembly Opens for 2019 with 34 Anti-Gun Bills

Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- The 2019 Virginia General Assembly session started on Wednesday 1/10/2019. Bob Sadtler and I have been at the General Assembly Building both Wednesday and Thursday lobbying key legislators. Lobbying provides important information in both directions: we explain why certain bills should be supported or opposed and we often get important inside-track information.

Bob and I learned last night that a bill that Virginia Citizens Defense League requested was not going to be submitted by a legislator who had hit her quota of bills, so today Bob and I found another legislator to put in that bill for us.

Bills will still be trickling in until January 18th. Virginia Citizens Defense League's Gun Bill Analysis document will be done that weekend and posted on the VCDL website so that you can preview what we will be handing to legislators on Lobby Day (the 21st).

That said, the VCDL 2019 Legislative Tracking System is up and running, and you can see all the gun bills that we are following. It will be updated as new bills appear.

Currently, there are seven bills that we Strongly Support, including Constitutional Carry and repeal of “good and sufficient reason” for church carry.

  • There is one bill we Support – no sales tax for those purchasing gun safes up to $1,000 in value.
  • There are 34 bills we Strongly Oppose, including Red Flag law (Emergency Substantial Risk Order), One Handgun a Month, Universal Background Checks, gun and magazine bans, gun rights lost for misdemeanor convictions, preemption weakening so localities can do their own gun bans at will, punishments for person whose gun is lost or stolen and is not reported to the police quickly enough, and more.
  • There are three bills we Oppose, including bills restricting Tannerite use.
  • There are six bills we are Neutral on.

Many of the legislators and aides that Bob and I talk to told us that they are looking forward to seeing all of you on Lobby Day!

VCDL ANNUAL PRE-LOBBY DAY DINNER SET!

Virginia Citizens Defense League will be having a pre-Lobby Day dinner at the same location we have had it for the last few years:

Hibachi Sushi And Supreme Buffet
8087 W Broad St, Henrico, VA 23294

Dinner starts at 6 pm on Sunday, January 20. No need to RSVP.

See you there!

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ITEMS COMING ON MONDAY

On Monday I expect the first Legislative Action Items to be going out here on VA-ALERT. Be ready to respond to those items so we can pound the General Assembly in huge numbers. We will be sending out more such Legislative Action Items for the next several weeks.

STILL SOME ROOM ON THE BUSES

There is still time to reserve your space on a Virginia Citizens Defense League bus (coming from Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Roanoke, Lynchburg, Virginia Beach, and Hampton. Contact Leyla and Tess at [email protected] to do so.


Virginia Citizens Defense LeagueAbout 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: www.vcdl.org.

  • 13 thoughts on “Virginia General Assembly Opens for 2019 with 34 Anti-Gun Bills

    1. Quote: “…submitted by a legislator who had hit her quota of bills,…” What????? Could a legislator who has no bills to sponsor, grant the use of their quota to another legislator? Since the session started Wednesday and the article stating she had hit her quota was posted on Friday just how many bills are they limited to?

      1. useless a**holes need a daily dose of legislative-imodium. 1st priority should be eliminating legislation from previous libtard d-suckers.

    2. GWD you’d be cutting out safety programs already in place.

      The Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937 (16 U.S.C. 669-669k; P-R) uses the proceeds from a federal excise tax to fund grants to states and territories for projects to benefit wildlife resources and to conduct programs for hunter education. The excise tax predates the act, having begun in 1919. The excise tax is set at 10% of the wholesale price for pistols and revolvers, and 11% for other firearms as well as shells or cartridges,1 and is collected by the wholesaler. An 11% tax on archery equipment is also deposited into the fund. The tax is applied whether the equipment is likely to be used for hunting or not. Total collections from these taxes were $388.2 million in FY2011 and $555.3 million in FY2012. Most of the tax is collected from firearms and ammunition. Of the tax on firearms and ammunition, approximately one-third is due to each source: 31% for pistols and revolvers, 37% for other firearms, and 31% for ammunition.2 These amounts become available for expenditure in the year following their collection.3 (See Figure 1.)

      https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42992.pdf

    3. My how Virginia (home of Washington, Jefferson, Jackson and Lee) has fallen. Once the first among the states to advocate and fight for personal freedom, now just another little California and New York politically.

      1. Most people in the rest of the country probably don’t realize that Virginia and Maryland are “bedroom” communities for people who work in Washington DC. So for about 100 miles around you have a concentration of people who just love having that very well paid federal government job and being part of the Elite class. Unfortunately these people are predisposed to think everything is or should be controlled by government. That includes disarming the unwashed masses.
        Northern Virginia is knee deep in these little bureaucrats that come from all over the country, who desperately hope to be part of The Swamp one day. And that affects Virginia politics. I know, I used to live there.
        The counties surrounding DC are some of the highest income level and cost of living in the nation. What does that tell you.

          1. @Joe, I don’t think that he meant to include all people in Northern Va. It was just the structure of the sentence. Still, there are a lot of people, as described, in the commuting distance around the District of Corruption.

      2. Anti gun politicians are attacking lawful gun owners at the state level and our Supreme Court won’t overide the lower courts. When their feel good laws are implemented most Americans will be criminals because they will not comply with anti 2nd amendment laws!! If Americans comply with bad laws and give up their rights to self defense only criminals will have guns!!

    4. Equipment such as gun safes, gun locks, ear muffs, glasses, etc. would be something (regardless on which side of the fence we stand on) would be a welcome idea for no sales tax, and a government rebate on the product. We could also expand this for safety training of weapons. Write your government officials, contact GOA, the NRA etc. to voice your support. I will! The GWD.

      1. Then you’ll be undercutting a voluntary excise tax that’s been in effect since 1938.

        The Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937 (16 U.S.C. 669-669k; P-R) uses the proceeds from a federal excise tax to fund grants to states and territories for projects to benefit wildlife resources and to conduct programs for hunter education. The excise tax predates the act, having begun in 1919. The excise tax is set at 10% of the wholesale price for pistols and revolvers, and 11% for other firearms as well as shells or cartridges,1 and is collected by the wholesaler. An 11% tax on archery equipment is also deposited into the fund. The tax is applied whether the equipment is likely to be used for hunting or not. Total collections from these taxes were $388.2 million in FY2011 and $555.3 million in FY2012. Most of the tax is collected from firearms and ammunition. Of the tax on firearms and ammunition, approximately one-third is due to each source: 31% for pistols and revolvers, 37% for other firearms, and 31% for ammunition.2 These amounts become available for expenditure in the year following their collection.3 (See Figure 1.)

        https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42992.pdf

        1. @GO, According to his past writings the socialist free lunch dog knows little and cares little for wildlife, wildlife management, or us having firearms. He has an ulterior agenda. You have unmasked him, again!

      2. There’s already a voluntary excise tax on these items, you’d be undercutting a program that’s been in effect since 1938.

        The Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937 (16 U.S.C. 669-669k; P-R) uses the proceeds from a federal excise tax to fund grants to states and territories for projects to benefit wildlife resources and to conduct programs for hunter education. The excise tax predates the act, having begun in 1919. The excise tax is set at 10% of the wholesale price for pistols and revolvers, and 11% for other firearms as well as shells or cartridges,1 and is collected by the wholesaler. An 11% tax on archery equipment is also deposited into the fund. The tax is applied whether the equipment is likely to be used for hunting or not. Total collections from these taxes were $388.2 million in FY2011 and $555.3 million in FY2012. Most of the tax is collected from firearms and ammunition. Of the tax on firearms and ammunition, approximately one-third is due to each source: 31% for pistols and revolvers, 37% for other firearms, and 31% for ammunition.2 These amounts become available for expenditure in the year following their collection.3 (See Figure 1.)

        https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42992.pdf

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