Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Virginia: Report on Legislative Action for the Week of February 3

Friday, February 7, 2014

Today, the state Senate passed Senate Bill 510 by a 29-6 vote.  Sponsored by anti-gun Senator Barbara Favola (D-31), SB 510 expands “prohibited persons” for ownership and possession of a firearm to individuals convicted of certain misdemeanors.

Also today, the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee carried over House Bill 1118 until 2015 by a voice vote.  Sponsored by pro-gun Delegate Tony Wilt (R-26),  HB 1118 provides that a licensed gun dealer does not have to perform a state criminal background check to purchase a firearm if the purchaser possesses a valid Concealed Handgun Permit and presents a photo-identification issued by an agency of the Commonwealth or the Department of Defense.

Also today, the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee passed House Bill 786 by a 15-7 vote.  Sponsored by pro-gun Delegate Tony Wilt (R-26), HB 786 forbids the dismissal of a teacher for a firearm legally stored in their vehicle. (now goes to the House floor)

Yesterday, the House of Delegates passed House Bill 752 by a 96-2 vote. Sponsored by Delegate Tom Rust (R-86), HB 752 would remove air guns from the list of weapons requiring school expulsion. (now awaiting Senate committee referral)

Also yesterday, the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee passed the following two hunting-related bills:

Senate Bill 9: Sponsored by pro-gun state Senator Tom Garrett (R-22), SB 9 would make it lawful to hunt or kill coyotes on Sundays. (passed by a 9-3-2 vote and sent to the Senate floor)

Senate Bill 42: Sponsored by anti-gun state Senator David Marsden (D-37), SB 42 establishes a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who erects or maintains an enclosure for the purpose of hunting a fox or coyote with dogs unless possessing a permit issued prior to January 1, 2014. (passed by a 8-7 vote and sent to the Senate floor)

On Monday, February 3, the House of Delegates passed House Bill 127 unanimously.  Sponsored by pro-gun Delegate Ed Scott (R-30), HB 127 allows persons to hunt big game with muzzleloading pistols of a caliber of .45 or greater where and in those seasons when the use of muzzleloading rifles is permitted. (now referred to the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee) 

Also on Monday, the House Courts of Justice Committee passed House Bill 43 by a 14-7 vote.  Sponsored by pro-gun Delegate Bob Marshall (R-13), HB 43 would prevent any agency, political subdivision or employee of Virginia from assisting the federal government in any way that infringes on the individual’s Right to Keep and Bear Arms. (now referred to the House Appropriations Committee)

Also on Monday, the House Courts of Justice Committee tabled House Bill 48 by a voice vote.  Sponsored by anti-gun Delegate Marcus Simon (D-53), HB 48 expands “prohibited persons” for ownership and possession of a firearm to individuals convicted of certain misdemeanors.  HB 48 is the House companion of Senate Bill 510.

Your NRA-ILA will keep you informed as these bills progress during this important legislative session so that you can contact your state legislators and urge them to support the bills that advance your Second Amendment rights and oppose those bills that would restrict those rights.  Also, please continue to check your e-mail and www.NRAILA.org for updates as well as additional legislation.

TRENDING NOW
California: Governor Brown Signs Remaining Anti-Gun Bill

Sunday, October 15, 2017

California: Governor Brown Signs Remaining Anti-Gun Bill

Yesterday, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 424, the remaining anti-gun bill on his desk. 

Illinois: Urgent Action Needed – Numerous Anti-Gun Bills Readied for Consideration Next Week

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Illinois: Urgent Action Needed – Numerous Anti-Gun Bills Readied for Consideration Next Week

Today, multiple gun control bills were released by the House Rules Committee and have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing.

Bad News For “Universal” Background Check Supporters

News  

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bad News For “Universal” Background Check Supporters

NRATV Host Cam Edwards describes a study that shows the ineffectiveness of so-called “universal” background checks

Spokane Police To Use Suppressors To Protect Hearing

News  

Monday, October 16, 2017

Spokane Police To Use Suppressors To Protect Hearing

The Spokane PD has 181 service rifles in its inventory; using suppressors on them has the potential to reduce workers compensation claims and lawsuits from bystanders.

Alleged Sexual Predator and Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Threatens NRA (Again)

News  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Alleged Sexual Predator and Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Threatens NRA (Again)

On October 5, the New York Times published an article titled, “Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades.” The piece detailed allegations that the mogul used his position of influence to make unwanted ...

Gun Banners Unmasked: The Vengeful Face of the Anti-gun Agenda Emerges Once Again

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Gun Banners Unmasked: The Vengeful Face of the Anti-gun Agenda Emerges Once Again

What happens to the 400 million or so firearms already in private hands? How does society actually benefit from his plan? Stephens doesn’t say. He apparently just trusts that things would eventually work themselves out ...

“Death by a Thousand Cuts” – Latest Ninth Circuit decision proclaims “selling firearms is not part or parcel of the right to keep and bear arms”

Second Amendment  

Friday, October 13, 2017

“Death by a Thousand Cuts” – Latest Ninth Circuit decision proclaims “selling firearms is not part or parcel of the right to keep and bear arms”

Since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark rulings in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, lower courts across the country have expressed their disagreement with – or downright hostility to ...

California: Governor Vetoes Dealer Storage Bill and Signs Open Carry Ban

Saturday, October 14, 2017

California: Governor Vetoes Dealer Storage Bill and Signs Open Carry Ban

Yesterday, Governor Brown took action on two of the remaining three anti-gun bills by vetoing Senate Bill 464 and signing Assembly Bill 7. 

Oregon: Governor Signs Anti-Gun Bill into Law

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Oregon: Governor Signs Anti-Gun Bill into Law

Yesterday, Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 719A.  Based on a California law enacted in 2014, SB 719A will create a so-called “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) that could be obtained by a law enforcement ...

Shall-Issue Concealed Carry Coming Soon to the Nation’s Capital!

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Shall-Issue Concealed Carry Coming Soon to the Nation’s Capital!

It’s important to celebrate that law-abiding Americans are now closer than they have been in nearly half a century to being able to exercise their firearms freedom in our nation’s capital. That is real progress.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.