Several pro-gun bills continue to move through both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly and will be voted on the floor this week. House Bills 1852 and 1853 are heading to the Senate floor for a vote and Senate Bills 1299 and 1300 are heading to the House floor for a vote. Please contact your Delegates and state Senators and urge them to vote for these important self-defense bills when they come up for a vote.
House Bill 1852, sponsored by Delegate C. Todd Gilbert, as well as Senate Bill 1299, 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. This would provide time for the victim to apply for their concealed carry permit. House Bill 1853 and Senate Bill 1300 would provide funding for reimbursement of training expenses as well as information for those individuals seeking training under the protection of a protective order