On January 30th, the Virginia House of Delegates will hold floor votes on the gun control bills rushed through the Public Safety Committee last week. Among them is House Bill 674 to take away Second Amendment rights in limited court proceedings. Please call your Delegate and ask them to OPPOSE these gun control bills. You may click here to look up your Delegate and find their Capitol phone number. If you already know who your Delegate is, click here.
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House Bill 2 criminalizes private transfers of firearms without first paying fees, with limited exceptions. Most transfers between friends, neighbors, or fellow hunters are not exempted. These proposals would have no impact on crime and are completely unenforceable.
House Bill 9 victimizes gun owners who suffer loss or theft of their property with a fine if they don’t report a lost or stolen firearm within 24 hours of discovering them missing.
House Bill 421 allows local governments to enact their own gun control ordinances, potentially resulting in a patchwork of laws and the Second Amendment not being protected across the state.
House Bill 1083 severely restricts parental decisions about firearms in the home while attaching excessive penalties for violations.
House Bill 674 allows the seizure of an individual’s firearms on baseless accusations without a hearing or other opportunity for the 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 on these “red flag” bills and how the procedure might lead to abuses of the process because of insufficient due process protections in the bill.
House Bill 812 arbitrarily rations an individual’s right to lawfully purchase a handgun to once within 30 days.
Again, please call and email your Delegate and ask them to OPPOSE these gun control bills.