Virginia: VCDL Responds to HR5717 Anti-Gun Legislation

Virginia State Capitol Building
Virginia State Capitol Building

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Despite the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on the United States, anti-gun politicians in VA still found time to try and push more gun laws on the American people. The Virginia Citizens Defense League has been hard at work reporting on and challenging any anti-gun legislation proposed, but many of their members are concerned with one of the more recent bills – HR 5717.

The so-called, “Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020” inflicts more unconstitutional Red Flag laws, extraneous licensing and waiting periods on lawful gun-owners. The VCDL explains this more in detail below in their recent official release.

We've been bombarded on Facebook and email by gun owners concerned about a bill in Congress – HR 5717, the “Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020.”  It was introduced back on January 30 by Henry Johnson, a Georgia Congressman.

There is no doubt that the bill is full of some really bad juju.  It has purchase waiting periods, universal background checks, Red Flag laws, a license requirement for owning guns and ammo, and more.

On the other hand, really, really bad bills being introduced in Congress are nothing new and not everyone is a serious threat.  (For quite a while there was a bill to repeal the Second Amendment introduced every year, for example.)  Don't get me wrong, we need to keep an eye on all gun bills, but the sky isn't falling every time one is introduced.

HR 5717 has a mere 18 cosponsors and has yet to be heard in a House subcommittee.  It can sit in that mode virtually forever, never seeing the light of day.  And I think there is a good chance that is exactly what's going to happen to it.  I know Gun Owners of America is keeping an eye on it, too.  If the gun controllers are trying to “sneak it by under the radar” while everyone is focused on the Coronavirus, they are doing a really poor job of doing so!

VCDL tries not to overreact to things and, in turn, get our members to overreact.  We don't want to burn people out tilting at windmills.  If HR 5717 were suddenly looking like a real threat, we will change our posture and do so quickly.

Two things:

1. Click HERE to see the status of HR 5717.  You can click on the various tabs to do things such as read the text of the bill or to see who is a cosponsor.  This way you can keep an eye on the bill yourself.

2. If you want to take action now (absolutely no harm in doing so), contact your Congressman.  Click HERE for the list of Virginia Congressmen.



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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Mike H
Mike H
4 months ago

The Virginia State constitution is even more clear than the US Constitution regarding the infringement of gun rights. So how is it that these lawless Democrats have been able to pass such legislation with impunity? They have all violated their oath of office and should be summarily removed.

nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
4 months ago

CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS AND VOTE THESE COMMUNIST DEMOCRAPS OUT OF OFFICE AT THE NEXT ELECTION! START BEING POLITICALLY ACTIVE!!!

StWayne
StWayne
4 months ago

This is what I call “Nacification” of a bill. The left has a motto for it, and it goes something like this: “Never let a crisis go to waste.” So Pelosi uses her power to fold ol’ Chucky Schumer like a cheap suit, and stuffs the “Corona Virus Relief Act” with over 1,400 pages of absolute political pork that has nothing to do with anything, other than feeding her supporters their portion of fat in times of lean. This is why the bill is being held up, and it’s because they are set on getting everything they want. And so,… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  StWayne

@StW, How do you define your new term? As to Pelosi, this could not be better if DJT wrote the script. The American voter will make the Dork Nasty Charloton party pay dearly in November.

StWayne
StWayne
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@WB —

I hope you’re right. Can’t imagine otherwise. To scary to even contemplate. As for “Nacification,” this where a swamp creature takes what’s critical, puts lipstick on it, and in turn makes it irrelevant. Stay well, and stay frosty.

StWayne
StWayne
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@USA —

Back in the day, this is why the people kept the Sears catalog hanging in the ol’ outhouse!

RoyD
RoyD
4 months ago
Reply to  StWayne

Been there, done that.

RJL
RJL
4 months ago

Many Career Criminals in Congress have endangered the American public, Anti-constitutionalist’s sense of morality is situational, based on incident and emotion, instead of rooted in God’s word and law. Anti-constitutionalist’s stand for nothing. The situation determines their support for an issue and their emotions rule, not reason and rationality. Moreover, they recognize the contradiction, but still cling to their situational justice. Situational justice is the tool of dictators, tyrants, despots, and unjust, unrighteous monarchs. It has no place in a free constitutional republic. In which the United States of America is… Anti-Constitutionalist’s=Anti-Americans=Enemies of the United States… “The Constitution is over… Read more »

Boomer
Boomer
4 months ago

Now see, THIS is what I’m talking about! Why cant ole Harold provide links to take action instead of just saying “contact your sen/rep”?! Thank you VCDL, I may be a Michigan man, but I sincerely appreciate everything you do for the Second Amendment! God Bless!

TheRevelator
TheRevelator
4 months ago
Reply to  Boomer

@Boomer Because Harold isn’t a real Second Amendment supporter…. He is a Gun Control Apologist. There are certain types of infringements against the second amendment and our constitution that he believes are necessary, and others he defends as necessary compromises because he doesn’t want his pack of buddies that he supports to look like the traitors that they are. To this day he has not apologized to the Second Amendment community for those actions, nor for his attacks he made against them when they rejected his nonsense. He is untrustworthy, and has been writing his form letter articles “Under the… Read more »

Mike H
Mike H
4 months ago
Reply to  TheRevelator

As I wrote to Boomer, the above article was written by Jim Grant, not Harold Hutchinson. did I miss something?

Mike H
Mike H
4 months ago
Reply to  Boomer

The above article was written by Jim Grant, not Harold Hutchinson.