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Virginia Legislative Update

Friday, April 5, 2002

On April 4th Governor Mark Warner (D) signed SB 593, which prevents local governments from subverting your state`s firearms preemption law by enacting their own gun-control regulations. In recent years, Alexandria and other local governments have enacted their own firearm regulations to restrict purchase and use. With help from anti-gun judges, these local regulations are very difficult to combat. SB 593 puts an end to these back-door anti-gun schemes and restores the integrity of Virginia`s firearms preemption statute. In a statement to the Washington Post on April 5, 2002, Governor Warner said he opposed Virginia localities using administrative mechanisms that are inconsistent with legislative intent. Please contact your lawmakers and thank them if they voted in favor of SB 593. Also, please take a moment to call (804) 786-0000 and thank Governor Warner for signing this bill into law. Your lawmakers and the Governor can also be contacted via e-mail by using the "Write your Reps" feature.
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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.