Democrat’s Gun Control Pass Out Of Committee: Virginia Legislative Update 1/27/2020

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Gun Control Pass Out Of Committee: Virginia Legislative Update 1/27/2020

Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- More gun control bills pass out of committee

On Friday the House Public Safety Committee met to hear a series of gun-control bills. This type of hearing is normally done in subcommittee, but they skipped the subcommittee meeting.

Some of the bills duplicated or were similar to each other. Those bills were rolled together into one single bill. No pro-gun bills were heard and all the gun-control bills passed out of committee and are headed to the Floor.

Here are the seven gun-control bills that came out of the committee. Bad votes are in red, bi-partisan votes are underlined.

Not a single Democrat on the committee voted even once to support gun owners. Republican Delegates Ronnie Campbell and Amanda Batten stood with gun owners 100%:

HB 2, Plum, Universal Background Checks. It doesn't even allow for the loaning of a gun, even among hunters, unless both parties stay right next to each other the entire time. Passed on party-line vote:

YEAS–Hope, Bourne, Plum, Kory, Lopez, Rasoul, Price, Levine, Carroll Foy, Helmer, Cole, J.G., Simonds, Jenkins–13.

NAYS–Wright, Robinson, Wilt, Fariss, Rush, Davis, Campbell, R.R., Coyner, Batten–9.

HB 9, Bourne, requires reporting of a lost or stolen gun within 24 hours of the discovery of the loss or theft. This bill implies that the gun owner could be liable if the lost or stolen gun is used in a crime, unless it is reported within the 24-hours. That is a bad precedent. Passed by a vote of 15 to 7, with some Republicans supporting it:

YEAS–Hope, Bourne, Plum, Kory, Lopez, Rasoul, Price, Levine, Carroll Foy, Helmer, Cole, J.G., Simonds, Jenkins, Robinson, Coyner–15.

NAYS–Wright, Wilt, Fariss, Rush, Davis, Campbell, R.R., Batten–7.

HB 421, Price, destroys the firearm preemption law, allowing localities to make confusing ordinances, resolutions, or motions that affect the possession, carrying, storage, or transport of firearms or ammunition. It passed on a party-line vote:

YEAS–Hope, Bourne, Plum, Kory, Lopez, Rasoul, Price, Levine, Carroll Foy, Helmer, Cole, J.G., Simonds, Jenkins–13.

NAYS–Wright, Robinson, Wilt, Fariss, Rush, Davis, Campbell, R.R., Coyner, Batten–9.

HB 1083, Hayes, makes it a felony to leave a loaded, unsecured firearm where someone under 18 years old has access to it. Many home invasions have been stopped by someone under 18 using a firearm. Passed by a party-line vote:

YEAS–Hope, Bourne, Plum, Kory, Lopez, Rasoul, Price, Levine, Carroll Foy, Helmer, Cole, J.G., Simonds, Jenkins–13.

NAYS–Wright, Robinson, Wilt, Fariss, Rush, Davis, Campbell, R.R., Coyner, Batten–9.

HB 674, Sullivan, Red Flag law. Sullivan claimed this bill will help prevents suicides. Baloney. It shreds the Constitution. Passed by a party-line vote:

YEAS–Hope, Bourne, Plum, Kory, Lopez, Rasoul, Price, Levine, Carroll Foy, Helmer, Cole, J.G., Simonds, Jenkins–13.

NAYS–Wright, Robinson, Wilt, Fariss, Rush, Davis, Campbell, R.R., Coyner, Batten–9.

HB 812, Ward, One Handgun a Month. Worst of two bills that were rolled together. There is no exemption for CHP holders that the old law had. Passed on a party-line vote:

YEAS–Hope, Bourne, Plum, Kory, Lopez, Rasoul, Price, Levine, Carroll Foy, Helmer, Cole, J.G., Simonds, Jenkins–13.

NAYS–Wright, Robinson, Wilt, Fariss, Rush, Davis, Campbell, R.R., Coyner, Batten–9.

HB 1004, Mullin, takes away a person's guns even in his own home if there is a protective order out against him, setting up that person to be murdered by a vengeful spouse or other person. Mullins had a chip on his shoulder when discussing his bill and was called out for how he was addressing fellow committee members who questioned him on the bill. Passed on a 20 to 2 vote, with many Republicans voting for the bill:

YEAS–Hope, Bourne, Plum, Kory, Lopez, Rasoul, Price, Levine, Carroll Foy, Helmer, Cole, J.G., Simonds, Jenkins, Wright, Robinson, Wilt, Fariss, Rush, Davis, Coyner–20.

NAYS–Campbell, R.R., Batten–2.

2. Action item: Let's flood the phone lines at the General Assembly!

Let's make calls and send emails to both our Senator and Delegate, saying “no more gun control,” including Red Flag laws, weakening of firearm preemption laws, any bans on guns, magazines, or suppressors, and Universal Background Checks.

Click here to take action.

This item is also on the main page of the VCDL.org website.


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.

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Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

Here in the United States politicians have been passing into law restrictive gun control laws for “over” ninety (90) years now. Presidents and Governors have been ignorantly signing them into law. All for the same purpose and none of them have worked, EVER! Not one has ever made a citizen safer or more secure. Do the politicians in VA not know that? If so why do they not know that fact? Furthermore, if laws passed do not do what they were passed to do why are they still on the books. Do these politicians only know how to put laws… Read more »

nrringlee
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All of this is simply boiler plate being passed around by Bloomberg funded astro turf groups like the march and the moms and the gabboid. If you ask these legislators to actually verbalize their public policy analysis on an of these bills you will get silence. All you will hear will be the “cha-ching” of the cash register as they cash the check from Mayor Mikey, Big Brother to all.

cokid
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cokid

Make no mistake, these so called laws have nothing to do with safety. It is all about control

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

Absolutely!

Nickname
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Nickname

Yeah, that pesky Constitution… when those morons took their oaths to uphold it, it was, “Yeah, yeah. Sure, sure…” for them. Like clicking an ‘I agree’ button on a terms of service. Nobody reads those, either.

nrringlee
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nrringlee

Progressive New Left oath of office involved raising right hand, crossing fingers of left hand behind back.

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

It’s coming…. They are going to push to far, and grab for too much only to find they have grabbed a lion by the tail, and it is not happy…

nrringlee
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nrringlee

In the words of Admiral Yamamoto (Harvard, 1922) “You have awoken a sleeping giant.” Semper Fi

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

In the words of Yamamoto “there would be a gun behind every blade of grass”. The 2A was not written for nothing. It was written to give Joe/Jane Citizen some recourse in dealing with governments, both inside and outside the U.S.A.; Invasion from other nations and governmental over reach. One might remember that our nation came into existence due to government over reach, as in tyranny, by king George, parliament and their bought and paid for politicians, for decades.. Any of this sound familiar? The last straw was….. drum roll…. gun control. Aint if strange how history tends to repeat… Read more »

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

Now that we are rid of Obama who wanted to destroy this country and install a communist state with a touch of Islam you are likely correct. As much as I personally hate to say it we may be headed for an inevitable war unless something breaks with these so called democrats who are no longer democrats at all. They are communists!

Gene Ralno
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Gene Ralno

I’m glad I don’t live there. These laws are so oppressive, so illogical, so harmful, the only alternative is to ignore them. Clearly, the universal background check notion is intended to create an illegal registry that ties owners to specific firearm serial numbers. What they really want is to register transfers between mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, uncles, cousins, friends, and neighbors. They’re after inheritances, bequeathals, gifts and sales of inherited collections, however small they are. This governor, known by his medical school classmates as coonman, will be gone by the time a recall could be organized and implemented.… Read more »

Arny
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Arny

Conspiracy to commit theft of your firearms. File a police report against the state. You’re staying ahead of the 24 hr curve that way. lol https://www.ammoland.com/2020/01/conspiracy-to-commit-theft-of-your-legal-arms-file-a-police-report/

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

There are so many gun friendly states today it is not necessary to live in a state like VA. I’m retired however, even if I was working and living in VA I personally would move out of state. Arizona and Wyoming come to mind immediately but there are fifteen others. Don’t want to move out west try Tennessee I understand it is moving in the direction of gun friendly. Do your research.

Will Flatt
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There is another thing that can be done. SHERIFFS CAN ARREST NORTHAM AND HIS POLITBURO OF COMMIECRATS FOR DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS UNDER COLOR OF LAW!!

Will Flatt
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And if they’ve not violated their OATH, what pray tell would you arrest THEM for?? Or are you just being a cop-hating libtard??

Berit
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Berit

Violating an oath isn’t illegal.

Will Flatt
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No, Berit, it’s an impeachable offense. But depriving someone of their rights under color of law is a felony.

Will Flatt
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@USA, Try saying that again in a coherent manner please.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@WF, Impeachable offense pursuant to what? We are talking about Va. state legislators, so I guess that we should start with the Virginia State Constitution.
Do any of you Virginians know if the Va. Constitution has an impeachment clause?

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

Yes for instance restrictive gun control laws assist the criminal in his law breaking by taking guns off the streets by taking them out of the hands of law abiding citizens. Nothing about that is difficult to understand is it?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Berit, Are you talking Federal Oath of Office or state Oath of Office?

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

Enforcing an unconstitutional law may be! All those red flag laws are very likely unconstitutional.

Will Flatt
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OK, so you’re a cop-hating commietard. Check!

I’m not saying there haven’t been some cops who haven’t violated people’s rights, because there have been and I certainly am not saying those bad apples should be forgiven or let off the hook…

But you’re saying that ALL cops ALL the time violate people’s rights CONSTANTLY, and I CALL BS ON THAT.

Will Flatt
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@USA – More like you refuse to accept facts, than that you don’t believe. I’ve known actual Oath-keeping lawmen. Do the names David Clarke or Richard Mack ring a bell? Jack Mc Lamb?? There are more. The fact that you refuse to believe doesn’t magically make them cease to exist. The burden here is for you to prove that good cops CAN’T exist, since that is the belief you’re positing. So PROVE that these champions of constitutional oath-keeping are LIARS, and I’ll accept your argument. PROOF, NOT OPINION.

Will Flatt
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I’m not falling for your strawman argument. I never said ALL cops are constitutionalists for one, and two, I’m not defending the politicians. You SHOULD know who Richard Mack is, as he was the one who challenged the Brady Act as unconstitutional. Hell, he was one of the founders of the constitutional lawmen’s association, CSPOA. He was the vanguard along with Jack McLamb of Phoenix AZ. The fact you dont recognize these two proves your ignorance and therefore your disqualification to pass judgement of people you don’t even know. Yes, you’re entitled to your opinions, but being entitled still doesn’t… Read more »

Will Flatt
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Again, you keep making strawman arguments. You dont know squat about policing and cops. I do. And of all the guys I’ve known who put on the badge and gone out to do the job, ZERO took the job to oppress others and infringe on people’s rights – they’ve done it to SERVE. Instead of being a libtarded cop hater, which you have ampy demonstrated you are, perhaps you ought to educate and convert those whom you believe are “just doing their job” in violation of their oaths. Do a ride-along. Get to know some of them. Till you do,… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

It would stop the war that will obviously come if they don’t.

Arm up, carry on.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@WF, It would make me happy, … but Deprivation of Civil Rights Under Color of Law is a federal charge.

Will Flatt
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Exactly, WB. Any LEO, but especially Sheriffs, can make the arrest and then remand them over to federal custody. Additionally, state courts and judges beholden to the state-level tyrants have no say in the matter.

I might be wrong as I was never a FLEA. But my reading of the laws doesn’t seem to indicate that Sheriffs are prohibited in any way from assisting the feds. In fact, the feds really do depend on Sheriffs; ICE detainers being a prime example.