(Gun owners voice options at VA. State Capital. Watch video below.)
There were some victories and losses for 2nd Amendment Rights in Virginia on Monday, January 13, 2020, as hundreds of NRA supporters and concerned citizens gathered around Virginia’s Capital building and in the Virginia Senate’s Judiciary Committee hearing, to speak out and voice their opinions on their 2nd Amendment gun rights.
The Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee wasted no time in advancing several pieces of gun legislation forward. However, Democrats voted down Senate Bill No.16 (Assault Weapon & AR-15 Confiscation Bill) for now. This was a huge victory for Virginia gun owners. (Look for more details of Virginia’s House and Senate bills that were passed. You will find them farther along in this article.)
Those opposing new gun bills outnumbered those who showed up to support it. Democrats in the Judiciary Committee demanded an equal amount of supporters into hearing room, even though those who were against it were lined up and down in hallways and outside the building.
Hundreds of 2nd Amendment Supporters
The media will never show you this:
— Red Nation Rising (@RedNationRising) January 13, 2020
— NRA (@NRA) January 13, 2020
— NRA (@NRA) January 13, 2020
State Lawmakers Meet with 2nd Amendment Supporters
RICHMOND, Va. – Proposals for stricter gun laws quickly moved forward in the Virginia legislature on Monday.The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee sent four gun control bills to the Senate floor.
(1) A limit of one handgun purchase per month.
(2) Expanded background checks to include private sales.
(3) The ability for localities to ban guns in public spaces, including government buildings.
(4) A Red Flag law, which gives law enforcement officers the ability to seize guns from people determined to be at risk of hurting themselves or others. More
Virginia Lawmakers Voted to Ban Firearms at State Capital
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia lawmakers voted Friday (01/10/2020) to ban firearms at the state Capitol . . . . Democrats initially indicated that the new ban had been recommended by law enforcement . . . . But Capitol Police Col. Anthony Pike said after the vote that he made no recommendations on whether guns should be banned . . . . The new policy takes effect at the end of Friday (01/10/20). More
“Virginia Bills to Watch”
*HB No. 567 – A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 3 of Chapter 12 of Title 18.2 a section numbered 18.2-511.2, relating to indoor shooting ranges; prohibited in buildings not owned or leased by the Commonwealth or federal government; exceptions; civil penalty. *Latest Update: 01/06/20 House: Committee Referral Pending
*HB NO. 568 – A BILL to amend and reenact (§ 18.2-308) of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 4 of Chapter 7 of Title 18.2 a section numbered (18.2-287.5), relating to carrying or storing firearms in motor vehicles and vessels; exceptions; penalty. *Updated: 01/06/20 House: Committee Referral Pending
*HB NO. 961 A BILL to amend and reenact §§ 16.1-278.9, (gun bills) 18.2-287.4, 18.2-308.2:01, 18.2-308.2:1, 18.2-308.2:2, 18.2-308.7, 18.2-308.8, and 19.2-386.28 of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding sections numbered 18.2-308.9 through 18.2-308.13, relating to prohibition of sale, transport, etc., of assault firearms, certain firearms magazines, silencers, and trigger activators; penalties. *Updated – 01/07/20 House: Committee Referral Pending
“Virginia Bills Passed in Senate Judiciary Committee”
*SB No. 70 Firearm transfers; criminal history record information check, penalty. (Background Check) Updated: 01/13/20 Senate: Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 5-N) (Passed in Committee) More
*SB NO. 240 – Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk of injury to himself, etc., penalties. (Red Flag Law) *Updated 01/13/20 Senate: Reported Proposed by Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 5-N) – (Passed in Committee) More
“Virginia Bill Voted Down by Senate Judiciary Committee”
*SB NO. 16 – A BILL to amend and reenact §§ 16.1-278.9, 18.2-287.4, 18.2-308.2:01, 18.2-308.2:1, 18.2-308.2:2, 18.2-308.7, and 18.2-308.8 of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 18.2-308.9, relating to prohibiting sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms and certain firearm magazines; penalties. *Latest Updated: 01/13/20 Senate Committee: Stricken at the request of Patron in Judiciary (9-Y 0-N) (Committee voted to strike SB 16 from consideration) More Failed Bills
(Check Out Video Below)
Virginians Encouraged to “Fight For Their Rights” to Protect Second Amendment Rights
It’s time to Stand Up! Speak Out & Get Involved!
Call Virginia’s Governor to voice your option!
Governor Ralph Northam: 804-786-2211
Please check back for continuing information on gun control laws in Virginia.
Check out links below:
(See Previous VA Gun Article – January 1, 2020)
(See Previous VA Gun Article – November 27, 2019)
Virginia General Assembly – Updated Bill Information