Skip to comments.Va. Senate committee strikes 'assault weapons' bill, advances other proposed gun laws
Posted on 01/13/2020 11:19:04 AM PST by 11th_VA
RICHMOND, Va. (WHSV) One of the most controversial gun control bills proposed in the Virginia General Assembly has been killed, while others passed out of committee on Monday morning.
Senate Bill 16, proposed by Sen. Richard Saslaw, would have expanded the definition of "assault firearms" under Virginia law, outlawed their possession, and outlawed the the selling or transfer of any firearm magazine with a capacity for more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
In the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday morning, as hundreds gathered outside the Virginia Capitol for a gun rights rally, Saslaw requested that his bill be pulled from consideration.
According to media outlets present at the meeting, Committee Democrats unanimously voted to dismiss the bill. Republicans all abstained from voting after arguing that it was too late to dismiss the bill since it had already been docketed...
After the committee voted to strike SB 16 from consideration, votes moved ahead on other proposed gun legislation.
Committee members voted on party lines, 9 to 5, to combine Senate Bills 22 and 69, which both would institute a "one gun a month" law for Virginia limiting citizens to one handgun purchase within any 30-day period, and moved those out of the committee.
Senate Bills 12 and 70, both of which would establish mandatory background checks for any transfer of firearms, including private sales, were combined as well and moved forward out of the committee.
Also on 9-5 party line votes, the committee reported SB 240, establishing red flag laws, out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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We'll remove the "Assault weapons" proposition if you'll go along with Red Flag laws, limited number of weapons you can buy laws, Universal background check laws... on and on and on.
Feelin’ the heat....
The stalinists bring it up again after things calm down.
And then come back for the “assault weapon” ban..
‘will’ bring it up again....
“expanded the definition of “assault firearms” under Virginia law”
To any semiautomatic weapon????
Incrementalism. Theyll get it next session.
Do you think our forefathers and military who veterans defended our country’s freedom would in their wildest imagination think the state of Virginia would end up in such a “state”?
One gun a month?
Good luck to any Virginians who want to buy somebodys collection.
Well, Franklin did say, "It's a Republic
if you can keep it" ...
Virginia, doing the best it can to catch up to Kalifornia...
SB16 was a headfake. The real bill is HB961 and it is several magnitudes worse than SB16. Northam has already stated that HB961 is the bill that he wants passed.
It will be touted by the media as a “fair compromise” because it contains a “grandfather clause” in reality, that “grandfather clause” requires the purchase of a permit, registration by serial number, and then you can only possess it at your house, at a shooting range, or while hunting.
Wow! An article that refers to magazines instead of clips; and ammunition instead of boo-lits. None of these morons can explain why a bayonet lug on a rifle makes it an assault rifle. BTW, when is the last time ANYONE has seen an AR with a bayonette attached?
I saw one in 91. Bayonet training in basic. It was fun, I literally tried to break my rifle doing buttstrokes. That’s hitting with the rear of the stock .. the m-16 held up great and gave me great confidence in it’s durability.
Don’t stop fighting or they going to take half of your cake and come back for the rest later.
All the paintballing “threepers” and “oath breakers” can go back to running around the woods with their paintball guns!
Wouldn’t it be hysterical if they flubbed the wording of the bill and ended up mandating a minimum purchase of one gun a month instead of a maximum?
I would LOL for days.
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