Virginia House Passes Bill Banning Sale of “Assault Weapons” – 3 Democrats Vote NO

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Virginia House Passes Bill Banning Sale of “Assault Weapons” – 3 Democrats Vote NO

Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- Tuesday, the Virginia House of Delegates passed HB 961, Governor Northam's ban on so-called “assault weapons”, standard capacity magazines and suppressors.

Three Democrats voted no – Delegates Carter, Heretick, and Tyler. Please contact them and thank them for voting no on this unconstitutional bill.

Delegate Kelly K. Convirs-Fowler did not vote. This vote now heads to the Senate. VSSA is concentrating on Senators Lewis, Petersen, Deeds and Edwards to help defeat this bill. Three of those are members of Senate Judiciary. If it is reported from Senate Judiciary, only two of those are needed to defeat the bill on the floor. Please contact them and politely ask them to vote oppose HB961. If you use AR-15 or similar rifles in competition, please share that information with the Senators and let them know. If you are not a competitive shooter, and would like some information that can be helpful in contacting your Senator, you can find some great information that you can use in your emails by clicking here.

Also passing today was HB264. HB264 started out as a bill that would remove the ability to take an online course to complete the required training to apply for a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP). As reported out of committee, however, it ends up making it difficult to complete the training even in person as the bill struck language that made it clear that NRA Certified Training is acceptable, and instead states that training must be from a state-certified trainer. Democrat Roslyn Tyler voted no. Please contact Delegate Tyler and thank her for her vote.

Other bills that passed the House today are:

  • HB600 Family day homes; storage of firearms. This bill requires family day homes (in-home childcare etc) to have firearms unloaded and ammunition locked up separately when in operation. 54-45 (Delegate Tyler voted no)
  • HB1288 Firearms; purchase, possession, etc., following two or more misdemeanor convictions. 52-47 (Delegates Tyler and Price voted no)
  • HB1499 Virginia Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund; created. Reported 8-0 (The Senate version of this bill was amended to remove the reference to guns) 68-31

In the Senate, two bills were on the calendar. One passed and one was defeated.

S.B. 67 Reporting lost or stolen firearms; civil penalty. Requires that, if a firearm is lost or stolen from a person who lawfully possessed it, such person shall report the loss or theft of the firearm to any local law enforcement agency or the Department of State Police within 24 hours after such person discovers the loss or theft or is informed by a person with personal knowledge of the loss or theft. Violation is a civil penalty of $250. This bill basically further victimizes the victim of a theft. Defeated 19Y-21N with Senators Petersen and Lewis voting no. Please contact them and thank them for their vote against further victimizing the victim of a crime (theft of a firearm).

S.B. 543 Firearms shows; mandatory background check. This bill makes the voluntary background check for private sales at gun shows mandatory. With the passage of SB70, not sure why this bill is necessary but the patron said there is no guarantee that SB70 will become law so he wanted to make sure this was made mandatory. Passed 26-14

There are no firearm-related bills on the Senate Judiciary Committee docket tomorrow [Wednesday 2/12/2020].


Virginia Shooting Sports AssociationAbout Virginia Shooting Sports Association:

The Virginia Shooting Sports Association (VSSA) was originally founded as the Virginia State Rifle and Revolver Association in 1938. VSSA is the official state association of the National Rifle Association. VSSA is also closely affiliated with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), Virginia Outdoor Sports Information Network (VOSIN), National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Virginia Gun Collectors Association, and the Virginia Wildlife Federation (VWF). Visit: www.myvssa.org

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jack mac
jack mac
4 months ago

Again, it is noted that even supporters of the right to arms describe what exist only in the imagination. There is not such thing as an assault anything. These things that do exist have no actions, including selective fire mechanisms. It is inappropriate to define any firearm as assault by anyone, including militaries, manufactures, sales people, or Hitler and friends. Having people believe that there is such things exist hinders the defense of the right to arms. Too many people have been duped by a definition of something that does not exist. The rights of the entire private citizen population… Read more »

MadDog
MadDog
4 months ago

Ochwill, your a friggin idiot. Infantry weapons, as you call them are fully automatic, not semi-auto.

Go back to your antifa cave and drink some of that koolaid.

StWayne
StWayne
4 months ago

The inch these bastards take today, will surely be the hallway to your bedroom tomorrow.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
4 months ago
Reply to  StWayne

I lock all the doors in my long hallway every night. That way if they come down the hall, I’ll have a 50 BMG round waiting and see how many it can go through.

StWayne
StWayne
4 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

You are the man!

Terry
Terry
4 months ago

I thought the supreme court already ruled on this being illegal

Some guy
Some guy
4 months ago

Yep, all your protests sure showed them who’s boss…….

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
4 months ago
Reply to  Some guy

Get is straight…that wasn’t a “protest”. That was a WARNING.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

@CL, If Some Guy did not get the meaning, and the legislature did not get the meaning, then maybe the people of VA. should turn to something more effective … like … say … going to vote!

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Naaaa…we’re way past that. The numbers of people refusing to give consent to the broken system shows that to be the case. Think of it the George Carlin way and show me where he is wrong… “I don’t vote. Two reasons. Two reasons I don’t vote: first of all, it’s meaningless. This country was bought and sold and paid for a long time ago. The shit they shuffle around every two or four years doesn’t mean a f*@&@n’ thing. And secondly, I don’t vote ’cause I believe if you vote, you have no right to complain. People like to twist… Read more »

Possum1500
Possum1500
4 months ago
Reply to  Some guy

They can write a thousand Bills, but doesn’t mean shit if they aren’t passed.

RoyD
RoyD
4 months ago
Reply to  Possum1500

Even then, it doesn’t necessarily mean much if anything.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Possum1500

@Possum, nor does it mean much if they are unconstitutional.

StWayne
StWayne
4 months ago
Reply to  Some guy

Don’t worry about the negative hits, because I said the same thing the other day. Stick to your guns by saying what you mean, and meaning what you say. Nothing worse than someone who says something one day, and then takes it back because they are guided by “likes.” Why should these piss-ant governments fear, what is the epitome of an armed, but well mannered, law abiding citizen? I Will say this about that, though: ignore us at your own peril.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
4 months ago

@truthman
Your FL kin are awake and watching sending e mails and making calls and most important VOTING
And I WILL NOT COMPLY UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY PASS.

Some guy
Some guy
4 months ago
Reply to  SEMPAI

Just stop. It doesn’t matter how many emails you send, or how many people mill around in front of the cameras. They will still do exactly what they are doing……. And you’ll still be talking about protest as the red guard kids herd you out of the cattle cars into the showers.

ochwill
ochwill
4 months ago
Reply to  Some guy

Take your medication. Find a good psychiatrist. Gun safety laws work. And in a nation with the worst per capita gun violence rate in the world, your post reveals real lack of knowledge.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
4 months ago
Reply to  ochwill

Oh, yes, John Lott just made up the information in his book, More Guns Less Crime. Funny how those who tell others to take medication and see a psychiatrist need both.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

@CL, Although you are correct, you must know that ochswill regularly vomits up his baseless libtard lies so that he can get “responses” that fatten his paycheck.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
4 months ago
Reply to  ochwill


You mean like chicago ..new york? Toughest gun laws in the nation but yet murder and crime rate higher than anywhere else? Your post reveals that you are a puss ..I hear that antifa is looking for girls like yourself and your uncle Schumer would be sooooo proud.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
4 months ago
Reply to  ochwill


I get it now my wife loves that show, OCH stands for ORANGE COUNTY HOUSEWIVES, which one are you??

GAMtns
GAMtns
4 months ago
Reply to  ochwill

1. Gun safety laws work? You give no data as proof. We have data that proves your statement is wrong. Check the government data compiled in the Crime Prevention resource center. 2. Worst gun violence per capita in the world? Wrong again. You give no data to prove your point. We have data. again, check the CPRC.

GAMtns
GAMtns
4 months ago
Reply to  ochwill

52% of gun violence happens in 2% of the counties which have the toughest gun restrictions. What’s really odd is that you’re putting yourself in harms way by supporting citizen disarmament. Evidently you’ve never read history to know what happens next. Stalin called people like you, “useful idiots” before eventually exterminating them. Happened in at least four country governments in the last century that disarmed its citizens. Of course, this could never happen to you, right? You’re far more intelligent than the Founders and Framers who secured our natural rights to protect us from people like you and yours. They… Read more »

Country Boy
Country Boy
4 months ago
Reply to  ochwill

Because disarming law abiding citizens stop gun crimes and keeps guns out of the hands of criminals that the courts failed to keep in prison? You’re a fuckin’ idiot. You likely actually believe criminals obey gun laws. STFU

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
4 months ago
Reply to  Some guy

I doubt that very much. Maybe for you, but there are many of us that will say SCREW IT and go on the hunt. It’s called the War of the Flea. You might look it up on Amazon. Hey Ammo Land… can we call a dork a dork when the dork is a dork without you folks getting upset?

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
4 months ago
Reply to  Some guy

@Someguy
They might be herding you but I will die at my doorstep knee deep in brass..o yea come get it

Possum1500
Possum1500
4 months ago
Reply to  SEMPAI

SEMPAI, look what you woke up….lol….we have momma’s wasted basement boy commenting again….someone give Some Guy a pacifier…..or Biden’s pinky to suck on

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
4 months ago
Reply to  Possum1500

I bet he would prefer Biden’s dinky.

truthman
truthman
4 months ago

Patriots in Florida Wake up! We are Next! Bloomberg has already bought our State Senate Republican Leader Bill Galvano Republican Bloomberg is using him to destroy the Florida Republican Party! Look at the amount of Money Bloomberg gave to Galvano’s pac To write SB-7028. Details: 10/26/18 Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund P. O. Box 4184 New York NY 10163 political org. 300,000.00 09/04/18 Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund P. O. Box 4184 New York NY 10163 political org. 200,000.00 This Radio station is right in galvanoes Home District It can be our local Voice. Call The Morning Road… Read more »

ochwill
ochwill
4 months ago
Reply to  truthman

Gun safety laws work. You really should do some reading on the topic of gun safety.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
4 months ago
Reply to  ochwill

We know where you’ve been reading…

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
4 months ago
Reply to  ochwill


For criminals yes …yes they do sir you are correct.

ochwill
ochwill
4 months ago
Reply to  truthman

What a wonderful and gracious post that builds trust and communication. Oh wait. Its just an ad hominem hate post….Never mind

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
4 months ago
Reply to  ochwill

So there is something wrong with hating a communist? Oh golly gee…I hope you don’t melt because of that terrible “hate” post you snowflake!

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
4 months ago
Reply to  truthman

Maybe someone will visit Bloomturd from 1000 yards. If it happens, I’m going out and getting drunk for the second time in my life.

RoyD
RoyD
4 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

A thousand yards, a hundred yards. What’s a few hundred yards among friends? Speaking hypothetically of course.

jack mac
jack mac
4 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

CL, that is a long way for a short rope.

Doszap
Doszap
4 months ago

Uneducated illiterates. I sent this to VCDL.Before the Senate votes they need to confronted with some facts I have a question, has any of these legislators been asked to define what an Assault weapon is?. There is a true definition for an assault weapon no semi automatic firearm is construed as an assault weapon. Also an assault weapon must have three characteristics, one use an Intermediate powered centerfire rifle round, be able to fire semi automatically, and capable of fully automatic fire. If said weapons DO not meet the criteria it is not an assault weapon. End of story. This… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  Doszap

@DZ – I thought the military used (and defined) assault RIFLE, rather than “assault weapon.” As a made up term “assault weapon” legally means whatever the law defines it to mean. Generally these idiot laws include definitions which are purposefully vague (in order to allow them to expand and include more) – or overly specific. For example the 1994-AWB banned specific models and cosmetic features. Gun owners and manufacturers quickly adapted by creating almost identical firearms lacking specific cosmetic features (such as removing bayonet lug – OMG a scary metal stub!). Proposed 2019-AWB banned pretty much anything similar to *… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

@Finnky, The various branches of the military define for their purposes. The various state legislatures are supposed to define for their judges, lawyer, police, and general population. Thus a Dept of the Army definition would not be binding on any of the states or federal civilian agencies.

tetejaun
tetejaun
4 months ago
Reply to  Doszap

ALL ‘gun control laws’ are unconstitutional. They ONLY work because cowardly Americans kneel and obey.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
4 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

HOW DID THIS GET ANY DOWN VOTES? WTF? OH wait, never mind. I realize there are a number of lemming zombies posting above that may have voted this OBVIOUS truth down. And of course those were the COWARDLY Americans tetejaun is referring too.

Some guy
Some guy
4 months ago
Reply to  Doszap

Seriously dude? These traitorous fucks don’t give a flying fuck about your questions, or the facts you present. I gave up talking, prepare for the shooting. You people will still be talking about protest and emails while the DNC’s red guards drag you out of your houses…….

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
4 months ago
Reply to  Some guy

Once the FIRST person is dragged out of his house, we’ll see what happens then.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Some guy

@Some, Really? What is your plan? Got comms, weaps, S-4?

ochwill
ochwill
4 months ago
Reply to  Doszap

Ah yes… The old assault weapons two step. Let me help you cletus. Modern infantry rifles designed for the modern battlefield and capable of killing scores of enemy combatants very quickly in semi automatic mode are a threat to all Americans in the hands of anyone who becomes unstable, decides to commit a mass murder and the unsafe and uneducated about gun safety. Gun safety laws work. Modern infantry rifles are designed for killing human beings, at an accelerated pace. If you want to play word games jethro, go ahead. But make no mistake. You are simply revealing that facts… Read more »

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
4 months ago
Reply to  ochwill

Do you know WHY I have a semi auto rifle chambered in .308? So that I can KILL SCORES OF ENEMY COMBATANTS when they try to steal my rifle. My motto is GIVE ME MY LIBERTY or I’ll give you YOUR DEATH. Simple isn’t it? We’re all going to die anyway, might just as well do it shooting SCORES OF ENEMY COMBATANTS which is what I consider ANYONE who tries to disarm me because they have declared war on me and my family. Now go stick you head back up where it must be most of the time. You ASS.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

@CL, He is just baiting you with tired, fake, liberal lies.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Well at least I get to respond with the truth.

StWayne
StWayne
4 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

CL —

Mine too, is chambered in .308. 50mm scope with every target aligning acquisition known to man built in. The amount of energy delivered to the target when compared to the .223 is phenomenal, not one you’re likely to survive. .308 = 2,500 FPE avg at 2800 FPS avg. .223 = 1,300 FPE avg at 3,200 FPS avg. Even so, I do have in my possession rounds rated at 3,500 FPS, for much longer kill shots. Even I miss, the concussion will likely get you.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
4 months ago
Reply to  Doszap

The problem is…THEY DON’T CARE and THEY have declared WAR on VA residents. Fact is…we should ALL Be able to possess “assault weapons” not just the vaunted “enforcers” or vaunted military. Doesn’t the 2nd say…SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED? What exactly would the MILITIA be armed with? So an ASSAULT rifle falls within the parameters of the 2nd amendment. PERIOD.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Doszap

@Doz, as one uneducated illiterate to another, we might hope that they fail to define “Assualt Weapon” so that their statute will be unconstitutionally void for vagueness. Then all their work will be wasted.

Buster
Buster
4 months ago

Stick a fork in `em – gun owners in Virginia are neutered and done.

Maybe they can take up archery?

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
4 months ago
Reply to  Buster

None of the bills have passed both houses and most have only passed out of committee, and not voted on the floor of either house. Even after any bill has passed both houses and signed by the governor, just as in every other state, the fight is not over. The Democrats never stopping fighting to pass their bad laws, we will not stop fighting to overturn these bad laws.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
4 months ago

If they pass I suggest overturning the bodies of those involved into a grave.