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Virginia: "Red Flag" Gun Confiscation Vote Tomorrow in Senate

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Virginia: "Red Flag" Gun Confiscation Vote Tomorrow in Senate

On January 22nd, the Virginia Senate will be holding a floor vote on Senate Bill 240 to suspend Second Amendment rights and confiscate firearms without due process. Please click here to find your state Senator and call them to express your opposition to SB 240.

Senate Bill 240, sponsored by Senator George Barker, would grant the authority to seize a person’s firearms on baseless accusations without a hearing or other opportunity for a person to be heard in court. It permits the government to seize firearms based on weak evidence and nebulous standards of evidence.

A person subject to a suspension of a Constitutional right should be entitled to high evidentiary standards, an opportunity to be heard, and the right to face his or her accusers. Civil liberties advocates from across the political spectrum have expressed concerns with SB 240 and how the “red flag” procedure might lead to abuses of the process because of insufficient due process protections in the bill.

Your voice needs to be heard on this critical legislation – please take action today to help protect the Second Amendment! 

Contact your state Senator and express your opposition to SB 240.

District 1: T. Montgomery "Monty" Mason, (804) 698-7501
District 2: Mamie E. Locke, (804) 698-7502
District 3: Thomas K. Norment, Jr., (804) 698-7503
District 4: Ryan T. McDougle, (804) 698-7504
District 5: Lionell Spruill, Sr., (804) 698-7505
District 6: Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr., (804) 698-7506
District 7: Jen A. Kiggans, (804) 698-7507
District 8: Bill DeSteph, (804) 698-7508
District 9: Jennifer L. McClellan, (804) 698-7509
District 10: Ghazala F. Hashmi, (804) 698-7510
District 11: Amanda F. Chase, (804) 698-7511
District 12: Siobhan S. Dunnavant, (804) 698-7512
District 13: John J. Bell, (804) 698-7513
District 14: John A. Cosgrove, Jr., (804) 698-7514
District 15: Frank M. Ruff, Jr., (804) 698-7515
District 16: Joseph D. Morrissey, (804) 698-7516
District 17: Bryce E. Reeves, (804) 698-7517
District 18: L. Louise Lucas, (804) 698-7518
District 19: David R. Suetterlein, (804) 698-7519
District 20: William M. Stanley, Jr., (804) 698-7520
District 21: John S. Edwards, (804) 698-7521
District 22: Mark J. Peake, (804) 698-7522
District 23: Stephen D. Newman, (804) 698-7523
District 24: Emmett W. Hanger, Jr., (804) 698-7524
District 25: R. Creigh Deeds, (804) 698-7525
District 26: Mark D. Obenshain, (804) 698-7526
District 27: Jill Holtzman Vogel, (804) 698-7527
District 28: Richard H. Stuart, (804) 698-7528
District 29: Jeremy S. McPike, (804) 698-7529
District 30: Adam P. Ebbin, (804) 698-7530
District 31: Barbara A. Favola, (804) 698-7531
District 32: Janet D. Howell, (804) 698-7532
District 33: Jennifer B. Boysko, (804) 698-7533
District 34: J. Chapman Petersen, (804) 698-7534
District 35: Richard L. Saslaw, (804) 698-7535
District 36: Scott A. Surovell, (804) 698-7536
District 37: David W. Marsden, (804) 698-7537
District 38: A. Benton Chafin, Jr., (804) 698-7538
District 39: George L. Barker, (804) 698-7539
District 40: Todd E. Pillion, (804) 698-7540

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