Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Virginia Contact Your Delegate to Help Pass Pro-Gun Measures!

Friday, February 3, 2006

On Friday, February 3, the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee passed two important pro-Second Amendment bills: 

HB 162, sponsored by Delegate Scott Lingamfelter (R-31), which prevents law-abiding citizens from being subjected to an employer's policy prohibiting lawfully-possessed firearms in a locked vehicle on the employer's property; and HB 1265, sponsored by Delegate Bill Janis (R-56), that prevents any government authority from suspending or restricting your Right to Keep and Bear Arms during a declared state of emergency.

Both of these bills will be heading to the House floor next week, so it is critical that you contact your Delegate and strongly encourage him or her to support these measures on the House floor! 

Additionally, on Thursday, February 2, a House Militia, Police, and Public Safety Subcommittee passed a number of pro-gun measures that could be heard by the full Committee as early as next Friday. Please contact your Delegate and urge him or her to support all of the following bills:

HB 704 (Del. Clarke Hogan (R-60)), prevents counties from enacting any regulation regarding hunting or the discharge of firearms; HB 1577 (Del. Ben Cline (R-24)), allows any person designated by the issuing judge to sign a concealed handgun permit; HB 1578 (Del. Ben Cline (R-24)), clarifies language regarding "personal knowledge" and limits the disqualification relating to the likelihood of using a weapon unlawfully or negligently; HB 1401 (Del. Charles Carrico (R-5)), removes the option for a locality to require that an applicant for a concealed handgun permit submit fingerprints as part of the application; HB 167 (Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-31)), eliminates the need for Virginia residents to renew a concealed handgun permit (lifetime permit); HB 769 (Del. Mark Sickles (D-43)), requires the Virginia Attorney General to provide a website link to the Virginia State Supreme Court opinions regarding deadly and lethal force, and that notification of such information be contained on the application for a concealed handgun permit.

Also, on Thursday, the same subcommittee tabled (HB 1495), a bill by Delegate Kristen Amundson (D-44) that would have extended the prohibition against carrying firearms at schools to school board meetings, regardless of whether the meeting is held on school property. Special thanks to subcommittee Chairman Del. Tommy Wright (R-61) and committee members Del. Morgan Griffith (R-8), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-31), and Del. Dave Nutter (R-7) for their support and efforts on these bills. 

Finally, two more pro-gun bills will be heard in House committees next week: HB 1531, sponsored by Del. Ward Armstrong (D-10), would prohibit medical professionals from asking patients whether or not they own firearms; and HB 879, sponsored by Del. Tom Gear (R-91), would provide protection from civil and criminal action taken against an individual who is acting in defense of themselves, their family, or their property. 

Please be sure to contact your Delegate and urge him or her to support all of the above-referenced bills.  You can reach your Delegate at (804) 698-1500.

TRENDING NOW
Pennsylvania: House Committee to Consider Multiple Gun Control Bills Tomorrow

Monday, June 18, 2018

Pennsylvania: House Committee to Consider Multiple Gun Control Bills Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider several gun control bills that would only punish law-abiding gun owners.

Pennsylvania: House Committee Passes Firearm Confiscation Orders - Schedules Additional Gun Control for Tomorrow

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pennsylvania: House Committee Passes Firearm Confiscation Orders - Schedules Additional Gun Control for Tomorrow

Today, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 2227, legislation that creates so-called “extreme risk protection orders” whereby a hearing would be held, firearms would be seized and constitutional rights suspended with little to no due ...

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Targeted Gun Owners’ Speech

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Targeted Gun Owners’ Speech

The Supreme Court struck down a Minnesota law that forbade voters from wearing “political insignias” at polling places after the law was challenged by a voter who was told he must remove or cover his ...

The Rolling Stone Continues its Inaccurate Anti-NRA Reporting

News  

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Rolling Stone Continues its Inaccurate Anti-NRA Reporting

It is by no means a closely held secret that Rolling Stone magazine has aggressively promoted an anti-gun agenda for many decades.  It started in 1980, with the death of John Lennon at the hands of ...

D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA

News  

Friday, June 15, 2018

D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA

Gun control advocates can now boast of a new group of allies joining their dubious coalition: witches. It kind of makes sense. We all know that gun control is based mainly on magical thinking. Its advocates, after ...

Delaware: Contact Your Senator Immediately in Opposition to Gun Ban Legislation

Friday, June 15, 2018

Delaware: Contact Your Senator Immediately in Opposition to Gun Ban Legislation

On Tuesday, June 19, the Delaware Senate could consider legislation (Senate Bill 163) that would ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms in Delaware.

Pennsylvania: Gun Control Legislation to be Considered on the House Floor

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pennsylvania: Gun Control Legislation to be Considered on the House Floor

This morning, the House Judiciary Committee continued its push for gun control by passing House Bill 1872, legislation which would ban many firearm accessories.

California Farmer Has Guns Confiscated and Faces Felony Charges After Trying to Register Rifle

News  

Gun Laws  

Friday, June 8, 2018

California Farmer Has Guns Confiscated and Faces Felony Charges After Trying to Register Rifle

California residents attempting to comply with the Golden State’s ever-increasing swamp of firearms laws and regulations should take warning. According to a report out of Bakersfield, a good faith effort to obey the state’s labyrinthine ...

Oregon: Gun Ban Initiative Ballot Title Finalized

Friday, May 25, 2018

Oregon: Gun Ban Initiative Ballot Title Finalized

On May 23rd, the ballot title for Initiative Petition 43 was certified by the state Attorney General.  This final ballot title comes after over 1,000 comments were submitted on the previously proposed ballot title.  Initiative proponents will ...

Not So Breaking News: Trio of Anti-Gun Orgs Rehash Worn-Out Gun Control Policies

News  

Friday, June 15, 2018

Not So Breaking News: Trio of Anti-Gun Orgs Rehash Worn-Out Gun Control Policies

This week the press gleefully reported the anti-gun pronouncements of a trio of diverse special interest groups. The Washington Post announced, “Frustrated [American Medical Association] adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence.” In a separate ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

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.