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Virginia Legislative Update!

Friday, February 16, 2007


Please Contact Your State Senator Today!

House Bill 2547, sponsored by State Delegate Charles Carrico (R-5) was passed by the Virginia Senate with an overwhelmingly bi-partisan vote of 34-4. This bill clarifies that localities shall not regulate the possession of firearms on public roads, unless for the purpose of hunting. This bill will now go to Governor Tim Kaine (D) for his consideration.


The Senate Courts of Justice Committee is scheduled to hear the following NRA-supported bills on Monday, February 19. Please contact your State Senator at (804) 698-7410 and strongly encourage him or her to support and vote for the following measures:


House Bill 1626, sponsored by State Delegate Janis, (R-56) provides for civil immunity if a person is found to have been justified in using force to defend himself or herself;


House Bill 3109, authored by State Delegate Janis reduces areas where localities may restrict hunting and discharge of firearms;


House Bill 3108, also sponsored by State Delegate Janis prohibits certain medical professionals from making inquiries regarding firearm ownership;


House Bill 2588, introduced by State Delegate Janis provides that the Superintendent of State Police may authorize transfers of NFA firearms; 


House Bill 2235, sponsored by State Delegate Dave Nutter (R-7) provides full recognition of out-of-state concealed carry permits issued to those 21 or older.

To find further contact information or help identifying your legislators
please use the "Write Your Representative" feature found at www.NRAILA.org.

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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.