Please Contact Your State Legislators!
On Tuesday, January 13, the Virginia Crime Commission met to discuss and vote on regulating the sale of firearms at gun shows and the private transfer of firearms between Virginia citizens.
State Senator Janet Howell (D-32) proposed that the Virginia Crime Commission recommend a bill that would end the private transfer and sale of firearms between individuals, including family members, without a background check. Similar legislation was defeated last year in the Virginia House and Senate. This recommendation was defeated by the Virginia State Crime Commission.
A recommendation by State Senator Kenneth Stolle (R-8) proposed language that would assess a fee, paid by gun-show promoters to the Commonwealth, that would cover the cost of the Virginia State Police to monitor and attend gun shows when necessary. While Senator Stolle’s recommendation in itself is not legislation, it is likely that gun-owners will see similar language proposed in the coming legislative session.
Please contact your State Legislators and respectfully urge them to oppose any legislation that attacks or erodes our Second Amendment freedoms. Contact information for your State Legislators can be found by clicking here.