Scroll down the page to review the latest about VA proposed legislative activities and the Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement:
Feb 17 Update:
TODAY however saw a very positive step AGAINST the Bloomberg funded anti-firearm agenda. Following last week's House of Delegates approval of HB 961 ("assault" weapons ban) and that bill's crossover for Senate consideration, it came before the Senate Judiciary Committee early this morning.
In a bipartisan 10:5 vote in the Senate, HB 961 was KILLED in committee with 4 Democrat senators joining 2 Amendment supporting Republicans in defeating this action for this legislative session. See the full announcement from VCDL-Alert of earlier today.
The 2020 Virginia Legislative session has been very fluid so far - making it impossible to make note of all actions in these pages. To keep yourself abreast of 2020 VA Legislative activities, VCDL has an excellent
BILL TRACKER .
Click the button below to view/download Pending/Submitted VA Legislative Bills – 2020 Session: (Disclaimer – this IS NOT legal, Legislative nor professional advice…only the opinion of your membership officer) Download
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
As of 2/6/20 there are now 141 2A jurisdictions:
91 (of 95!) Counties & 50 Municipalities!
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