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Virginia House of Delegates Passes Critical Right-to-Carry Reform Legislation!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Please Contact Your Delegate and Thank Him or Her for Supporting SB436 and SB476! 

Earlier today the House of Delegates passed two critically important self-defense measures by overwhelmingly bipartisan majorities.  Senate Bill 436, sponsored by State Senator Jill Vogel (R-27), and Senate Bill 476 sponsored by State Senator Emmett Hanger (R-24), are now heading to Governor Tim Kaine (D) for consideration.  SB436, which passed in the House of Delegates 69 to 29, will allow law-abiding, non-concealed carry permit holders to store a handgun in a locked compartment or container in their personal vehicles or boats. SB476, which passed 62 to 36, will allow restaurant owners to decide if they will allow concealed carry permit holders to carry in their restaurants.  

Both of these bills represent significant advances in an ongoing effort to protect and enhance Virginia’s self-defense statutes. Please call and thank your Delegate if he or she voted for these important self-defense bills, and also please contact Governor Kaine and strongly encourage him to sign both of these measures into law! To contact your State Delegate click here, and to contact Governor Kaine please call (804) 786-2211 or click here to send email.

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