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Virginia: Senate Committee to Hear Numerous Gun Bills Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Virginia: Senate Committee to Hear Numerous Gun Bills Tomorrow

Tomorrow, January 18, the Senate Courts of Justice is expected to hear and possibly vote on several firearm-related bills.  Please contact members of the Senate Courts of Justice and politely urge them to support pro-gun legislation, and vote against any bill that would further restrict our Second Amendment rights.

A few of the Pro-Gun bills to be heard are:

Senate Bill 1299 and Senate Bill 1300, sponsored by state Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel, would allow any person who is 21 or older, not prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm and who are currently protected by an unexpired protective order to carry a concealed handgun for 45 days after the protective order was issued.  SB 1300 would also provide funding for reimbursement of training expenses as well as information for those individuals seeks training under the protection of a protective order.

Senate Bill 1023, sponsored by state Senator Richard Stuart, would prohibit the sharing of information regarding Virginia Concealed Handgun Permits with law enforcement in states that do not recognize Virginia CHPs.

Senate Bill 791, sponsored by state Senator Amanda Chase, would make the currently required $10 fee for renewing a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) with the county clerk discretionary. 

Your NRA-ILA will keep you updated on the status of these pro-gun bills and other important legislation.  To help assure success in 2017, please continue to check www.NRAILA.org and your email inbox for alerts on the latest action items.

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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.