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Virginia: Numerous Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard in House Subcommittee Today

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Virginia: Numerous Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard in House Subcommittee Today

Today, at 4:00 P.M., the Virginia House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 will hold a hearing on 11 anti-gun bills, and your urgent help is needed to ensure these bills fail to make it to the full committee.  It is critical that you use the information provided below to contact members of the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 immediately and urge them to OPPOSE the following anti-bills that severely infringe on your Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Virginia:

OPPOSE House Bill 1548: Sponsored by anti-gun Delegate Patrick Hope (D-47), HB 1548 would revoke the concealed handgun permit of those who are 90 days or $5,000 delinquent on their child support payments.  Being behind on child-support payments is not relevant to your constitutional right to defend yourself and does not indicate that you are a violent person or a danger to others.  Individuals who find themselves in hard times should not lose the ability to protect themselves as concealed handgun permit holders.

OPPOSE House Bill 1604: Sponsored by anti-gun Delegate Ken Plum (D-36), HB 1604 would require that a background check be performed on all private sales at gun shows, even though the vast majority of firearms sales at these shows are transacted by licensed retailers that already conduct such checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), as required by federal law.  This legislation will not reduce crime and serves only to affect law-abiding gun owners by creating mandates and restrictions on the lawful purchase and possession of firearms.

OPPOSE House Bill 1671: Sponsored by anti-gun Delegate Marcus Simon (D-53), HB 1671 would arbitrarily limit the number of handguns most Virginia residents could purchase to one-per-month.

OPPOSE House Bill 1801: Sponsored by anti-gun Delegate Lionell Spruill (D-77), HB 1801 would require private sellers at gun shows to display their contact information and restricts their freedom regarding what they can and cannot say about their transaction.

OPPOSE House Bill 1864: Sponsored by Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-11), HB 1864 would create additional reporting requirements to be provided to the Virginia State Police by gun show promoters, creating more work for exhibitors at gun shows with no clear public safety benefit.

OPPOSE House Bill 1904: Sponsored by anti-gun Delegate Alfonso Lopez (D-49), HB 1904 imposes an arbitrary minimum age to train someone to safely use a firearm, when it should be up to the parents to decide when their children are mature and physically strong enough to learn about gun safety.

OPPOSE House Bill 1909: Sponsored by anti-gun Delegate Alfonso Lopez (D-49), HB 1909 criminalizes the manufacture, importation, possession, purchase, sale or transfer of any standard capacity magazine able to hold more than 20 rounds, unless the magazine is registered with the Department of State Police.

OPPOSE House Bill 1923: Sponsored by anti-gun Delegate Kathleen Murphy (D-34), HB 1923 criminalizes the private transfer of firearms, except between immediate family members.

OPPOSE House Bill 1997: Sponsored by anti-gun Delegate Joe Morrissey (I-74), HB 1997 would arbitrarily limit the number of handguns most Virginia residents could purchase to one-per-month.

OPPOSE House Bill 2085: Sponsored by anti-gun Delegate Kathleen Murphy (D-34), HB 2085 expands “prohibited persons” for possession and transportation of a firearm to individuals convicted of certain misdemeanors.

OPPOSE House Bill 2232: Sponsored by anti-gun Delegate Scott Surovell (D-44), HB 2232 would extend the current prohibition on the purchase, possession or transportation of a firearm to ammunition for anyone who has been involuntarily admitted or ordered to outpatient treatment. Individuals are already barred from possession and transportation of a firearm in these instances.

Please urgently contact members of the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 and tell them to vote "no" on the above anti-gun bills. 

 

Delegate Thomas C. Wright, Jr. (R-61), Chairman
Email: DelTWright@house.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 698-1061 

Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-15)
Email: DelTGilbert@house.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 698-1015 

Delegate Michael Webert (R-18)
Email: DelMWebert@house.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 698-1018 

Delegate Matthew Fariss (R-59)
Email: DelMFariss@house.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 698-1059

Delegate Roslyn Tyler (D-75)
Email: DelRTyler@house.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 698-1075

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