This week, Senate Bill 626 and House Bill 766 were passed out of the Virginia General Assembly with bipartisan support, and have been sent to the Governor’s desk for his consideration. Patroned by state Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-27) and Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-15), SB 626 /HB 766 would allow the petitioner of a protective order to temporarily conceal carry without a permit, thus affording them immediate self-defense options while waiting for their carry permit to be approved.
This legislation would provide an avenue for someone to immediately protect themselves from impending harm when they have found it necessary to file a protective order against another individual. If signed into law, these bills would allow the petitioner of the protective order to immediately exercise their constitutional right to self-defense while providing them with an expedited process to get their concealed carry permit.
Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated on this legislation as more information becomes available.