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Virginia Members! Contact Governor Warner And Urge Him To Sign Bills!

Friday, February 25, 2005

The General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn on February 26, and the 2005 session proved to be successful for Virginia’s law-abiding firearm owners and sportsmen. The following bills have passed both houses in Richmond, and will soon be on their way to Governor Mark Warner (D).

Please contact Governor Warner and encourage him to sign the following pro-gun reforms into law: HB 2282: further protects existing and proposed sport shooting ranges from future local noise standards; HB 2535: allows Right-to-Carry permit holders to carry a concealed handgun on school property while in a motor vehicle; HB 2928: provides due process for carry permit applicants when a denial is based only on written statement from a Sheriff, Chief of Police, or Commonwealth Attorney; HB 2931: eliminates duplicate questions on Virginia State Police firearm transaction form and the federal form 4473; HB 2689: establishes a provision for stationary duck blinds in certain counties on the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers; HB 2683: improves reporting process for gun show promoters. Thanks again to the many pro-Second Amendment members of the General Assembly for their efforts to protect Virginia’s law-abiding gun owners and promoting hunting and sport shooting in the Commonwealth.

To see how your Delegate and Senator voted on the above-referenced bills, please visit legis.state.va.us. Please be sure to contact Governor Warner and encourage him to sign these important pro-gun measures.

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