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Virginia Senate Passes Important Sunday Hunting Legislation

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NRA Celebrates This Pro-Hunting Milestone

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association thanks the Virginia Senate for passing House Bill 1237 today by a bipartisan 28-11 vote. This important piece of legislation, which passed the Virginia House of Delegates by a bipartisan 71-27 vote on January 28, allows Sunday hunting on private lands with written permission from the landowner.

“This is great news for Virginia sportsmen as well as the future of gun rights and hunting in the Commonwealth,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. “We thank Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-15) and Senator Phil Puckett (D-38) for their leadership in bringing Virginia’s hunting laws into the 21st Century.”

This important pro-hunting legislation will encourage hunter retention and recruitment by providing more opportunities for Virginia hunters. It will also allow Virginia to enjoy the significant economic benefits that are created by hunters and sportsmen.

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