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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Saslaw is the closest thing in Virginia to a human snake other than Northam, Fairfax, Herring, Dem. State Rep. Mark Levin, and former governors Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va) and former governmor Terry “Clinton Bagman” McAuliffe.
The garden is full of them and getting fuller. Time for some Republican “mongooses” to get hungry and to work, say, around Nov. 2020.
Oh, Virginia Governor Black-face Boy wont ban ALL firearms in Richmond. He will still have government gunmen there to protect HIMSELF. They just wont protect YOU!
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