VA. Legislative Update- 1/25/20

Scroll down the page to review the latest about VA proposed legislative activities and the Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement: 

Senate Actions as of Tursday, 1/23:
From VCDL VA-Alert Friday AM:

Sat, 1/11, Legislative update:

from VCDL- Alert, 5:55PM, 1/10:
“With almost no notice and not even saying who is on the Rules committee until late last night, the Democrats changed the rules to ban guns in the General Assembly and the Capitol buildings.  THERE IS NO EXCEPTION FOR CHP HOLDERS.  
IMPORTANT: there is NO ban outside those buildings, including on the Capitol grounds.  Thus, those attending the VCDL Lobby Day Rally, which is an outside event on the Capitol steps, CAN be legally armed”
from VCDL- Alert, 6:52PM, 1/10:
“We need to absolutely bombard the Judiciary Committee's email! Click on this link to send a prewritten email to the Judiciary Committee:
https://oneclickpolitics.global.ssl.fastly.net/messages/edit?promo_id=7553

Legislation Introduced
 With the Va. Legislature opening their sessions on Wednesday 1/8 there are already over 90 firearms related bills filed or proposed, including ones directed at closing private ranges (indoors & outdoors) and making felons out of otherwise law-abiding citizens.  
To allow you to better inform yourself about these bills we have prepared a summary compilation.  Each bill is listed with its origin (House/Senate), bill number & sponsor, and a color coded indicator of the impact it may have on the liberty of law-abiding citizens.

Thur, 1/9:
The club has booked a bus from Kilmarnock to Richmond Monday, Jan 20 @ 05:30AM for the VCDL Lobby Day. See email of Wednesday night or contact Membership Officer Bob Heller for reservations.

Article I. Bill of Rights - Virginia Constitution
Section 13. Militia; standing armies; military subordinate to civil power

"That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power”.

Read the entire Virginia Constitution  CLICK HERE

NRA-ILA INVOLVEMENT (added Jan 5)
To date most of our posted content on this page has been taken from VCDL and/or area media. Apologies for not updating you on the following:

The NRA-ILA is having their "lobby day" next Monday, Jan 13th and need to have a strong showing. The intent is to have a pro gun presence at the first committee meeting.
CLICK HERE to be taken to the NRA-ILA Action page - RSVP is requested.

Say NO to Gov. Northam's extreme gun control agenda. This is anti-gun politics as usual. Let's demand real solutions from Richmond, not failed gun control schemes. Senate Courts of Justice Committee, Monday Jan 13 @ 8:00AM, Pocahontas Building. Go to> NRA-ILA VA Gun Ban page

It’s critical every gun owner in the Commonwealth contact their legislators, urging them to OPPOSE Gov. Northam’s anti-gun agenda during the next legislative session beginning January 8!

GAO/VCDL Statement: (added 12/26)
VA. AG Herring recently has made some claims/statements regarding how the State Government would handle 2A Sanctuary initiative.
An in depth analysis and response has been made jointly with Gun Owners of America Ex. VP Eric Pratt and VCDL Pres. Phillip VanCleave. Read the response HERE.

NORTHAM THREAT: Virginia's Governor was interviewed by TV 3 in Tidewater on Wednesday 12/11 threatening "consequences" for the 2A Sanctuary counties. WATCH HERE

INSPIRING VIDEO: Tue 12/10! Watch Suffolk, Va council meeting speaker; Well prepared, well said! Inspiration for our members going to upcoming meetings.  Please watch. CLICK HERE

Take a look at the map below!!!
As of 1/6/20 there are now 123 2A jurisdictions:
90 (of 95!) Counties & 33 Municipalities!

Black = Rejected
Green = 2A resolution passed

LOCAL 2A SANCTUARY/PROTECTIVE JURISDICTIONS

  • Essex County
  • CIty of Va Beach
  • Matthews County
  • Lancaster County
  • Northumberland County
  • RIchmond County
  • Westmoreland County
  • Middlesex County
  • Gloucester County
  • James City County

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