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Two Virginia Pro-Gun Bills Advancing in Richmond!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Please Stand-Up and Make Your Voices Heard!

Two important pro-gun initiatives are currently making their way through the Virginia General Assembly.

 

House Bill 1851, sponsored by Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter (R-31), is set for a hearing tomorrow, Wednesday, February 18 at 2 p.m. in the Senate Courts of Justice Committee.  This NRA-backed bill will exempt active duty military personnel or Virginia National Guardsmen from Virginia’s “one gun a month” law on handgun purchases.  It is important that you contact the members of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee and voice your support for this critical bill.

In addition, the Senate Local Government Committee passed House Bill 2528 by an 8-7 vote today.  HB2528 now heads to the full Senate for consideration.  Introduced by Delegate Mark Cole (R-88), HB 2528 would establish that no locality or entity may participate in a gun “buyback” 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 “buyback.”  The legislation requires that any locality holding gun "buybacks" sell the firearms to a federally licensed dealer.  In many cases those firearms are destroyed.

Please contact the members of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to support HB1851.  Contact information for the committee can be found below.  Also, please be sure to contact your State Senator and respectfully urge them to support HB2528.  Please click
here to find contact information for your State Senator.

 

Senate Courts of Justice Committee:

 

State Senator Henry Marsh III (D-16)
(804) 698-7516
district16@senate.virginia.gov

 

State Senator Richard Saslaw (D-35)
(804) 698-7535
district35@senate.virginia.gov

 

State Senator Janet Howell (D-32)
(804) 698-7532
district32@senate.virginia.gov 

 

State Senator L. Louise Lucas (D-18)
(804) 698-7518
district18@senate.virginia.gov 

 

State Senator Linda Puller (D-36)
(804) 698-7536
district36@senate.virginia.gov 

 

State Senator Ken Cuccinelli, II (R-37)
(804) 698-7537
district37@senate.virginia.gov 

 

State Senator Mark Obenshain (R-26)
(804) 698-7526
district26@senate.virginia.gov 

 

State Senator Ryan McDougle (R-4)
(804) 698-7504
district04@senate.virginia.gov 

 

State Senator Robert Hurt (R-19)
(804) 698-7519
district19@senate.virginia.gov 

 

State Senator Creigh Deeds (D-25)
(804) 698-7525
district25@sov.state.va.us

State Senator John Edwards (D-21)
(804) 698-7521
district21@sov.state.va.us

State Senator Roscoe Reynolds (D-20)
(804) 698-7520
district20@sov.state.va.us

State Senator Thomas Norment (R-3)
(804) 698-7503
district03@sov.state.va.us

State Senator Frederick Quayle (R-13)
(804) 698-7513
district13@sov.state.va.us

State Senator Kenneth Stolle (R-8)
(804) 698-7508
vasenate08@kenstolle.com

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