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Private Firearms Transactions Under Attack in the Old Dominion!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Tomorrow, January 18 the Virginia House of Delegates Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee will hear two proposals that could serve as a first step toward regulating all private firearm transactions. Both bills, House Bill 592 offered by Delegate Dave Marsden (D-41) and House Bill 745 offered by Delegate Chuck Caputo (D-67), would require state and federal background checks to be conducted on all firearms transactions at Virginia gun shows.

Federal and state law already requires federally licensed firearms dealers to conduct a background check on all prospective purchases.  This legislation is simply a first step toward requiring government approval before individuals may sell their private property, even between family and friends.

Please act now by contacting all Committee members and urge them to defend your Second Amendment and privacy rights by opposing both HB592 and HB745!

Delegate Beverly Sherwood (Chairwoman)
Phone: (804) 698-1029
Email: DelBSherwood@house.state.va.us  

Delegate Scott Lingamfelter
Phone: (804) 698-1031
Email: DelSLingamfelter@house.state.va.us

Delegate Todd Gilbert
Phone: (804) 698-1015
Email: DelTGilbert@House.state.va.us

Delegate James Shuler
Phone: (804) 698-1012
Email: DelJShuler@house.state.va.us 

Delegate Dan Bowling
Phone: (804) 698-1003
Email: DelDBowling@house.state.va.us 

Delegate David Nutter
Phone: (804) 698-1007
Email: DelDNutter@house.state.va.us

Delegate Charles Poindexter
Phone: (804) 698-1009
Email: DelCPoindexter@house.state.va.us 

Delegate Morgan Griffith

Phone: (804) 698-1008

Delegate Lynwood Lewis
Phone: (804) 698-1000
Email: DelLLewis@house.state.va.us

Delegate Brian Moran
Phone: (804) 698-1046
Email: DelBMoran@house.state.va.us

Delegate Terry Kilgore
Phone: (804) 698-1001
Email: DelTKilgore@house.state.va.us

Delegate Clifford Athey
Phone: (804) 698-1018
Email: DelCAthey@house.state.va.us

Delegate Donald Merricks
Phone: (804) 698-1016
Email: DelDMerricks@house.state.va.us

Delegate Paula Miller
Phone: (804) 698-1087
Email: DelPMiller@house.state.va.us

Delegate Thomas Wright Jr.
Phone: (804) 698-1061
Email: DelTWright@house.state.va.us

Delegate William Janis
Phone: (804) 698-1056
Email: DelBJanis@house.state.va.us

Delegate James Scott
Phone: (804) 698-1053
Email: DelJScott@house.state.va.us

Delegate David Poisson
Phone: (804) 698-1032
Email: DelDPoisson@house.state.va.us

Delegate Charles Carrico
Phone: (804) 698-1005
Email: DelCCarrico@house.state.va.us

Delegate Benjamin Cline
Phone: (804) 698-1024
Email: DelBCline@house.state.va.us

Delegate William Barlow
Phone: (804) 698-1064
Email: DelWBarlow@house.state.va.us

Delegate Roslyn Tyler
Phone: (804) 698-1075
Email: DelRTyler@house.state.va.us


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