NRA-ILA: Arlington, Virginia Considering Gun Ban Tomorrow

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Tomorrow, the Arlington County Board will consider banning firearms in certain public locations IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Tomorrow, the Arlington County Board will consider banning firearms in certain public locations. Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to attend this meeting remotely, which will be conducted by video conference starting at 5 PM, to OPPOSE Item #63. Click here for information on how to attend this meeting remotely and make your voice heard.

NRA has submitted comments against this proposed ordinance. You may click here to view the comments.

For decades, Virginia’s strong preemption statute has prohibited localities from passing their own gun control ordinances. This not only prevents a confusing patchwork of laws but also ensures that Second Amendment rights are equally protected across the whole Commonwealth. Unfortunately, the anti-gun majority in the General Assembly and Governor Ralph Northam eroded those protections by passing and signing Senate Bill 35, which went into effect on July 1st.

Item #63 creates an incomprehensible patchwork of ever-shifting “gun-free zones” where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless while criminals ignore such arbitrary boundaries. It prohibits firearms in public buildings and parks as well as on public streets and sidewalks where or adjacent to where certain events are occurring. There are no exemptions for those with a concealed handgun permit or who have a firearm stored in their personal vehicle.

This prohibition applies to both permitted events and events which “would otherwise require a County permit,” making it extremely difficult for law-abiding citizens to determine which areas are suddenly a “gun-free zone.” Individuals who live in an area where an event is occurring may not enter or leave their own property with a firearm. Violations will be a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Again, please consider attending the video conference meeting to OPPOSE Item #63.


National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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donfranko
donfranko(@donfranko)
1 year ago

Calling the reps will have no effect. Government no longer listens to We the People. They have an agenda and will continue to push it until the people put a stop to them one way or the other. SCOTUS could have stopped all this and chose to let it all stand. We can’t count on any branch of gov. to uphold our Constitutional Rights. Prepare yourself accordingly. When they come for your neighbor, step and and protect each other, cause that’s all we have now….

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt(@gregoryromeu)
1 year ago
Reply to  donfranko

The NRA-ILA is still AWOL as are the apathetic 2nd Amendment arena and gun owners in general on the systematic shutdowns of gunshowd by mayors and/or city administrators across the state of Texas and elsewhere in the United States without authority.

https://www.ammoland.com/2020/05/gun-show-promoter-challenges-texas-citys-last-minute-reneging-on-venue-agreement/#ixzz6Oj4BQpm3

Last edited 1 year ago by USMC0351Grunt
a.x. perez
a.x. perez(@a-x-perez)
1 year ago

The Lee Brothers, tom Jefferson, George Washington, Pat Henry, et alia mist be spinning in their graves fast enough to power the planet for a hundred years.

Arizona Don
Arizona Don(@arizona-don)
1 year ago

It is impossible to reason with an unreasonable person. These so called democrats seem to be unreasonable at this time (they were always unreasonable about some things but much worse today). Furthermore, it is impossible to convince some people that people who do not obey laws cannot be effected in any way by passing more laws. In other words if an “outlaw” does not obey laws how is it possible to think if just one more restrictive gun law is passed it will convince him or her to not carry a gun or commit a gun crime?  Now I ask you is that thinking… Read more »

StLPro2A
StLPro2A(@stlpro2a)
1 year ago
Reply to  Arizona Don

Barney Fife was right…….. Surprise!! Surprise!!! Surprise!!

A politician with a law never stops a bad guy with a gun.
He only controls the good guys, which is his true agenda.
Lefties have no intention of “being reasonable.” Their only intent, is their way. And, that, Folks, is why our Founding Fathers gave us the Second Amendment. Our Founding Fathers would already have been finished shooting a second time. They are ashamed of how we have squandered what they gave us. The snake keeps eating our freedoms bit by bit. USE IT, OR LOSE IT!!!!

KDad
KDad(@kdad)
1 year ago

When in hell is our SCOTUS going to get off their collective butts and decree that the 2nd Amendment means EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS. The Right To Keep And Bear Arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED !!

tetejaun
tetejaun(@tetejaun)
1 year ago

So, Ralph “Black Face, KKK” Northam’s group is at it again. Communist democrats, yes, they are COMMUNISTS as they proudly call themselves Marxists, demand a communist America and communists do not allow their slaves to be armed. They brainwashed Americans to wear masks. They will get 95% of Americans to turn in their guns when told to do so. Inch by inch, step by step, the cell phone-addicted, self-absorbed, unaware Americans are becoming enslaved. Meanwhile…the communist terrorists are destroying towns, cites, statues and people. Americans remain sedentary. Remember…only 43% of Republicans voted in 2016. So, tell us about the 57%… Read more »

GUNFUN
GUNFUN(@manwithgun)
1 year ago
Reply to  tetejaun

NYC?