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A Little Bit Of Good News For Virginia Gun Owners

Postby jdege on Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:34 pm

https://bearingarms.com/cam-e/2020/02/03/little-good-news-va-gun-owners/
A Little Bit Of Good News For Virginia Gun Owners
We’re a little more than a week away from the crossover deadline in the Virginia legislature, and lawmakers are still hard at work in Richmond trying to infringe on the Second Amendment rights of residents. But as Dave Adams, legislative affairs director for Virginia Shooting Sports Association tells me on today’s Bearing Arms’ Cam & Co., several anti-gun bills were actually set aside or defeated in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, and Governor Northam’s proposed gun, magazine, and suppressor ban appears to be in some serious trouble as well.

Adams was in the Senate Judiciary committee this morning as a number of gun bills were brought up. Surprisingly, a number of bills were set aside by the committee, which basically means they will see no more action this year.

Another gun control bill was suffered an outright defeat in the committee today. SB 851 would have made it a misdemeanor to allow a child under the age of 18 to have access to a firearm, and during questioning Sen. Chap Petersen, a northern Virginia state senator who’s successfully amended several gun control bills this session to make them slightly less awful, talked about how this bill could impact gun owners like him who take their kids to the range to teach them responsible gun use. The bill ultimately died on a 7-8 vote, which is great news for gun owners and a sign that a similar House bill will face trouble in the state Senate, especially since the House version makes it a felony to allow a minor under the age of 18 to have unsupervised access to a gun, even for hunting or self-defense.
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Re: A Little Bit Of Good News For Virginia Gun Owners

Postby Bearcatrp on Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:41 pm

Its a start.
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Re: A Little Bit Of Good News For Virginia Gun Owners

Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:16 pm

I don’t know. A 7 to 8 vote is not very comforting.
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Re: A Little Bit Of Good News For Virginia Gun Owners

Postby jdege on Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:21 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:I don’t know. A 7 to 8 vote is not very comforting.

7-8 means that even when the Democrats control all branches of government, and pushing gun control is the leadership's top priority, there are still enough pro-gun Democrats to block the most egregious nonsense.
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Re: A Little Bit Of Good News For Virginia Gun Owners

Postby Holland&Holland on Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:38 pm

jdege wrote:
Holland&Holland wrote:I don’t know. A 7 to 8 vote is not very comforting.

7-8 means that even when the Democrats control all branches of government, and pushing gun control is the leadership's top priority, there are still enough pro-gun Democrats to block the most egregious nonsense.

It also means they only need one more AOC to make it 8-7.
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