Last week, House and Senate Committees considered and passed their chamber’s versions of important pro-self-defense legislation. Those bills, SB 1299 and HB 1852 have now been referred to their respective floors for a vote.
Senate Bill 1299, sponsored by state Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel, as well as House Bill 1852, sponsored by Delegate C. Todd Gilbert, 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, to provide time for the victim to apply for their concealed carry permit. Additionally, Senate Bill 1300 and House Bill 1853 are moving through the legislative process and would provide funding for reimbursement of training expenses as well as information for those individuals seeking training under the protection of a protective order.
It is important that you click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Senator and Delegate and politely urge them to support these important self-defense bills.