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Four Pro-Gun Bills Head to House Floor in the Old Dominion!

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Virginia House Militia Police sub-committee passed four bills of importance to gun-owners on Thursday, February 5.

House Bill 1655 would require a court to award attorney fees, expenses and court costs to any person or entity that prevails in a action challenging an ordinance or administrative action taken in bad faith that violates Virginia's firearm preemption law. This bill is similar to one that already passed in the Senate Courts of Justice Civil sub-committee.

House Bill 1851 would exempt active duty members of the United States Armed Forces or Virginia National Guard from Virginia's “one-gun-a-month” law. 

House Bill 2144 protects those with concealed handgun permits from public disclosure.  Information would still be available to law-enforcement agencies in course of investigation, and non-identifying statistical info is available to the public.

House Bill 2528 would establish that no locality or entity may participate in a gun buy-back program where individuals are given a thing of value or money in exchange for surrendering a firearm to the locality unless the governing body passes an ordinance authorizing a gun buy back. The ordinance shall require that such firearms be sold by public auction or by a sealed bid to Federal Firearms Licensees. 

Please continue checking your email and www.NRAILA.org for updates on these bills.

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