Virginia: Recap Of The Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting On Monday, January 13 2020

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Virginia: Recap Of The Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting On Monday, January 13, 2020

Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- Several thousand gun owners turned out at the temporary General Assembly Building on Monday, January 13th, 2020! The hearing room was divided into two areas – the larger area for gun-rights supporters and the other was a smaller area for gun-control supporters.

Gun owners filled up their side of the room quickly, while the gun controllers' side was still pretty empty. To make it looked like they had more people and not look so pitiful, a search for gun-controllers in the waiting line outside the meeting room doors was conducted. Countless gun owners in the line were skipped over in the search for more gun-controllers.

Whenever a gun controller was found, they were allowed to go into the meeting room, but no more gun owners were allowed in.

Sheriff Scott Jenkins of Culpeper County and Sheriff Richard Vaughn of Grayson County were in the room in support of gun owners. Sheriff Jenkins spoke twice during the hearings.

The meeting was chaired by Democrat Senator John Edwards. The Republicans on the committee pointed out multiple mistakes and even rules that were broken in the running of the committee, but the Democrat-controlled committee ignored the complaints and lurched forward anyhow, rules be damned.

Republican Senator Bill Stanley, who could not be at the hearing due to a trial he had to attend, had been promised by John Edwards that no gun bills would be heard on Monday, but Senator Edwards went back on his word and gun bills were heard anyhow. Senator Mark Obenshain brought up that broken promise, but to no avail.

Each side was only given 5 minutes total to speak on each bill.

The first gun-control bill to pass out of committee was SB 69, a one-handgun a month bill, which reinstated the last version of that law before it was repealed. Senator Saslaw's version of that same bill, SB 22, was rolled into SB 69 and SB 69 was passed out by a partisan vote of 9 to 5. Republican senators Mark Obenshain and Ryan McDougle put up strong resistance, as did speakers who pointed out that the law had been a failure but to no avail.

Next up was SB 70, a Universal Background Check Bill. Saslaw's version of the same bill, SB 12, was rolled into SB 70. A substitute bill was then offered for SB 70, which made the background checks only apply to sales of guns and not transfers, which fixes the problems with letting a friend or family member use one of your guns without you being constantly present. However, it still strips an 18, 19, or 20 years old from being able to own a handgun, since a dealer cannot process a handgun purchased by federal law for someone that age. Also, a background check would have to be run on all sales, even sales to immediate family members, friends, etc.! SB 70 passed by a partisan vote of 9 to 5.

Senator Barker's Red Flag Law bill, SB 240, was eviscerated, as all the flaws and dangers of that bill were brought up by Republicans Obenshain, McDougle, and Chafin on the committee, as well as by the pro-gun speakers. None of the concerns were addressed and the bill was passed by a partisan vote of 9 to 5.

Finally, SB 615, SB 450, and SB 505, all of which allow localities to pass various gun-control ordinances, were rolled into a substitute version of SB 35, making SB 35 an omnibus bill that destroys preemption by allowing Virginia localities to create a confusing set of local gun-control laws. Again, speaker after speaker spoke against SB 35, but it passed by a partisan 9 to 5 vote.

The gun-control bills that passed out of the committee will now head to the Senate Floor to be voted on in a few days. VCDL will have an action item shortly to bombard Senators with calls and emails encouraging them to oppose the four bills.

Elections have consequences and we are in a real fight to protect our rights.


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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Every sheriff in every county in Virginia should receive letters from every gun owner stating that they are having property stolen from them illegally by Mr. X, Mr. Y etc. where X and Y are their representative and senator that have voted for these bills. Also referencing the Second Amendment stating ” shall not be infringed.”

The Sheriff is required to document this as either a criminal intent or as an incident report so it is documented.

Get Out
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Get Out

Hmm, after reading the article it appears that there were more pro gun than anti-gunners in attendance! Yet, these buffoons still voted to pass their anti-gun laws anyway.

Arny
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Arny

I think tar & feathers will be needed at the senate hearing. That may get the point across.

Will
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Will

@Arny,how about a properly tied hangman’s noose on full display at the Senate chambers? Would that have a visual effect on the socialists who are in attendance?

Link
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Link

Does VA have a recall system ??
When the clowns in Colorado did their stupidity years ago the people recalled a few and the anti-gun people backed off.

Considering the amount of pro gun people in the building they should have done a peaceful takeover and marched to the table in force and removed the anti-gun people from the building saying your tossed from office.

Core
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Core

We need to hold these legislators responsible and impeach them all! They are all in violation of Article VI within the US Constitution, and their leaders are violating their oaths.

Vince
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Vince

Anybody seen Wayne?

nrringlee
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nrringlee

Democracy dies in darkness. Leftists have turned out the lights in VA.

mmasquer
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mmasquer

Don’t be lulled into false sense of security. Demo plan is to slip the House bill by Levine past everyone figuring the Senate ploy will work. Levine has a radio and local tv show. Levine’s program is carried on 43 radio stations nationwide and locally on WPFW (89.3 FM)’s Pacifica Radio. Media shows have advertisers… just sayin’…. Levine is a known radical demo, who served as Congressional staffer for Barney Frank and many others. Drafted much anit-republication legislation and drafted several court actions Quote, ” In one week, we will have Virginia’s first true progressive majority in 400 years, matched… Read more »

Mack
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Mack

“The Richmond Showdown”

The Richmond Showdown

Will Flatt
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The commiecrats in VA clearly do not understand who they are messing with or what the consequences of their actions are.

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tetejaun
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tetejaun

I just finished talking to troops of 1st Sqdn– 18th Cavalry-(-AIR)- “D” Troop—Los Alamitos, CA. They state they are chomping to the bit to eliminate the communist democrats, along with the illegal alien invaders from our shores. The Military is fully aware that these communist democrats and their plans for a communist America. Americans MUST be ready to assist our military and do our OWN purging of these communists when the time comes. REACH OUT to the military and police in your area. See what they think of all this democrat talk of a communist America. TEACH our Constitution to… Read more »

Will Flatt
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Some may ask why civil war is inevitable, and why we will have to physically remove all of the leftists in America. WELL, THIS IS WHY: “Breitbart: Bernie Sanders Field Organizer Suggests Gulags to Help ‘Nazified’ Trump Voters” Organizer Kyle Jurek calls for putting conservatives & rich people in concentration camps, and massive civil unrest if Sanders isn’t selected as the Dem 2020 candidate: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/14/project-veritas-bernie-sanders-field-organizer-suggests-gulags-to-help-nazified-trump-voters/ The PLAN to EXTERMINATE TENS OF MILLIONS of American patriots was hatched 50 years ago by Obama’s buddy Bill Ayers and a central committee of communist revolutionaries, and has been refined and expanded by today’s… Read more »

tetejaun
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tetejaun

Yes, I just saw that. The Bernie and Warren supporters sound like the 1917 Bolsheviks and the 1933 Nazi SA more & more every day.

Will Flatt
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And let’s not forget they already have a proven track record of trying to assassinate conservatives!!! Ask Steve Scalise!

wolfzatDawn
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wolfzatDawn

sun Downer 22, 378$&-1-21-

Baldwin
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Baldwin

Looks like the democraps were taking notes during the impeachment clown shows.

tetejaun
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tetejaun

Bernie Sanders is an admitted hard line communist of the 1960s variety.
One of his insane anti-America activist supporters, Kyle Jurek, said “If Trump wins, cities will burn and if Bernie loses, drag those M-f**kers out by their hair, light them on fire in streets”.

AGAIN, we see the Hegelian Dialectic being employed.
Buy guns.
Tech your children and others to shoot and shoot accurately.
Buy ammo & magazines.

It WILL come to a bloodletting. These communist democrats WILL NOT stop until they win or they assume room temperature.
So, STAND, or KNEEL. FIGHT or SUBMIT. Your choice.

Superman
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Superman

Way, way too much drama, amigo. Simply put: we have the guns; they worry about which bathroom to use. Who you going to put your money on?

Will Flatt
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tete was making a valid point that cannot be stressed enough. This is gonna come to blows. The commiecrats wanna go full Stalin, so we must go maximum Pinochet. The commiecrats don’t give a damn about our rights, our lives or the Constitution – they only care for power and for ruling over the rest of us. When tyrants seize power, patriots must take up arms and KILL THE F#&KING TYRANTS, not dither and prattle.

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tetejaun
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tetejaun

In the United States, it is out Right & Duty to oust the tyrants.
NO other people on Earth have that Right.

Will Flatt
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All people have the right to put off tyranny. I think what you’re pointing out is that everyone outside the USA are denied the MEANS to depose tyrants!
If we ever allow our guns to be taken, then America ceases to be special and different from the rest of the world.

tetejaun
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tetejaun

Yes, you understood.

tetejaun
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tetejaun

NOT you communist democrat scum.