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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Please Contact Your Delegate Today!

Two critically important self-defense measures will likely be voted on by the House of Delegates tomorrow, Thursday, February 21.

Sponsored by State Senator Jill Vogel (R-27), Senate Bill 436 will allow for law-abiding, non-concealed carry permit holders to store a handgun in a locked compartment or container in their personal vehicles or boats. 

Senate Bill 476, sponsored by State Senator Emmett Hanger (R-24), will allow restaurant owners to decide if they will allow Right-to-Carry permit holders to carry a firearm for self-defense in their restaurants. 

Both of these bills represent significant advances in an ongoing effort to protect and enhance Virginia’s self-defense statutes. 

Also, on Wednesday, February 20, the House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 617.  Sponsored by State Senator Ken Stolle (R-8), SB617 establishes an “apprentice hunting license” which would allow for novice hunters to join experienced licensed hunters in the field to get a first-hand introduction to Virginia’s proud hunting heritage. This bill will now head to the full House for consideration.  

Please contact your Delegate today and strongly encourage him or her to protect your right to self-defense by supporting and voting for SB436 and SB476 without any amendments, and to support Virginia's proud hunting heritage by voting for SB617!  Contact information can be found by clicking here.  If you need help identifying your Delegate, please click here.

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