Virginia: Richmond Considering Expanding Gun Ban Thursday

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Virginia: Richmond taking first step for a gun ban on August 20th. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On Thursday, August 20th, the Richmond City Council will consider banning firearms in certain public locations. Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to OPPOSE Ordinance 2020-184. The meeting may be accessed remotely by video conference. Click here for information on attending the meeting and providing comments remotely.

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.

Proposed Ordinance 2020-184 prohibits firearms in public buildings and 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 and no exemptions for transporting firearms in private vehicles. This prohibition applies to both permitted events and events that “would otherwise require a permit,” making it extremely difficult for law-abiding citizens to determine which areas are suddenly a “gun-free zone.” Moreover, individuals who live in an area where an event is occurring may not enter or leave their own property with a firearm.

Again, please consider attending the meeting remotely to OPPOSE Ordinance 2020-184.


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Dan
Dan
1 year ago

The ‘public’ hearing is set for: “CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING DATE: September 14, 2020, or at the next Council meeting, whichever is sooner” “Sec. 19-334.1. Carrying firearms in certain places. No person shall possess, carry, or transport any [firearm within] firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof (i) in any [City-owned] building or part thereof, owned or used by the City, or by any authority or local government entity created or controlled by the City, for governmental purposes; (ii) in any public park [, or] owned or operated by the City, or by any authority or local government entity created or… Read more »

Wass
Wass
1 year ago

This is all the result of the concerted Democrat Party strategy of “changing the voters”. They cannot persuade Americans in great numbers to follow their Left/socialist ideals, so, instead, they use migrating liberals, gerrymandering and harvesting votes from immigrants (steered into red districts, some of whom are illegals). Boys and girls, expect Republicans to be vanquished, if the Dems triumph in November. Just sayin’.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
1 year ago

Setting up the mechanism for local gun confiscation en mass on public streets.

WI Patriot
WI Patriot
1 year ago

Hmmm, whatever happened to preemption laws…???

Baldwin
Baldwin
1 year ago
Reply to  WI Patriot

Democrap General Assembly and democrap governor.

RoyD
RoyD
1 year ago
Reply to  Baldwin

Wrong. The voters of Virginia is what happened to them.

Jerry
Jerry
1 year ago
Reply to  RoyD

I find it interesting that so many voters do not do any research on the candidate BEFORE voting for them. Then, when they crap all over you, you want them recalled. Which, by the way I agree with. Damn shame that so much (real) background information is not available on these people BEFORE they are elected. As far as I am concerned, they ALL can smoke a turd in hell.