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  • Virginia lawmakers ban guns at state Capitol

    01/10/2020 1:09:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 62 replies ^ | Jan 10, 2020 | WTVR STAFF
    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia lawmakers have voted to ban firearms at the state Capitol, the first in what’s expected to be many contentious gun votes in coming weeks. Newly empowered Democrats in the General Assembly voted Friday to ban guns at the Capitol and a legislative office building, saying the move was needed to protect public safety.
  • (Attorney General) Herring to introduce bills to address hate crimes in Virginia

    01/07/2020 11:32:46 AM PST · by Perseverando · 18 replies ^ | January 06, 2020 | Web Staff
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia's Attorney General is urging lawmakers to toughen hate crime statutes. Mark Herring is re-introducing a series of bills he hopes will address the problem in the Commonwealth. His bills would expand Virginia's definition of a hate crime, put more restrictions on militia groups, and bar anyone convicted of a hate crime from having a gun. Herring says with the new democratic majority in the General Assembly, he's optimistic the measures will pass. In previous years his bills failed. "These are all measures designed to help stem the prevalence of hate crimes and white supremacist violence that...
  • Virginia HB568 To Require Firearms Transported By Car Or Boat To be Locked Container. No Glove Box Exception

    01/07/2020 10:40:25 AM PST · by oldvirginian · 89 replies
    HOUSE BILL NO. 568 Offered January 8, 2020 Prefiled January 6, 2020 A BILL to amend and reenact § 18.2-308 of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 4 of Chapter 7 of Title 18.2 a section numbered 18.2-287.5, relating to carrying or storing firearms in motor vehicles and vessels; exceptions; penalty. Patron-- Helmer Committee Referral Pending Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia: 1. That § 18.2-308 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted and that the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 4...
  • Forget Gun Free Zones, Virginia Gun Controllers Want Ammunition Free Zones

    01/06/2020 6:41:27 AM PST · by Perseverando · 36 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | January 06, 2020 | Unattributed
    There is no such thing as a gun free zone. A person intent on criminal violence will not be deterred from bringing a gun to a location because of a “no guns” sign or an anti-gun statute. The only consequence of such measures is to ensure law-abiding citizens are disarmed and vulnerable. As demonstrated by Texas churchgoer Jack Wilson and the other armed congregants of West Freeway Church of Christ, allowing law-abiding citizens to carry for the defense of themselves and others can prevent harm. As counterproductive as gun free zones are, Virginia’s Michael Bloomberg-bought General Assembly wants to go...
  • Gun ‘sanctuaries’ compared to slavery, ‘dangerous,’ ‘ugly,’ ‘disturbing’

    01/05/2020 9:38:58 PM PST · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 05, 2020 | Paul Bedard
    A new line of attack on Virginia’s fast-growing gun sanctuary movement, which is propelling similar pro-gun efforts in other states, compares it to slavery, drawing criticism from movement leaders who have won support in 91% of the state’s counties. In the latest Washington Post slam on the movement, dubbed “vigilantism” in a recent editorial, the paper gave space Sunday to a critic who said the “thinking” behind the organic movement is what propelled slavery and opposed the civil rights movement. Peter Galuszka called the movement “disturbing,” “reactionary,” “hysteria,” “ugly,” and “dangerous.” In linking it to slavery, he wrote, “A sad...
  • 01/05/2020 - VA-ALERT: Prince William pulling a fast one, action items, more... (Virginia)

    01/05/2020 9:06:16 PM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies ^ | January 05, 2020 | Philip Van Cleave
    1. ACTION ITEM: Prince William County trying to pull a fast one on a sanctuary repeal vote on Tuesday, January 7 2. ACTION ITEM: Highland County to vote on sanctuary resolution on Wednesday, January 8! 3. Reminder: Virginia Beach to vote on sanctuary resolution on Monday, January 6! 4. ACTION ITEM: Clarke County to vote on sanctuary resolution on Monday, January 6! 5. RSVP for Pre-Lobby Day Dinner on Sunday, January 19 1. ACTION ITEM: Prince William County trying to pull a fast one on a sanctuary repeal vote on Tuesday, January 7 In order to sneak by a vote...
  • UPRISING: Hundreds Of ‘First Time’ Pro-Gun Activists Flood NRA Town Hall In Virginia (Roanoke)

    01/05/2020 7:47:24 PM PST · by Perseverando · 97 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | January 04, 2020 | Ryan Saavedra
    Hundreds of pro-gun political activists showed up to an NRA town hall in Roanoke, Virginia, on Friday night as the backlash continues to grow over the plans by Virginia Democrats to enact their far-left agenda aimed at decimating Second Amendment rights. Sources told The Daily Wire that up to 400 people attended the event, many of whom were women and first time political activists. The event comes as Virginia Democrats attempt to confiscate legally-owned firearms from law abiding citizens in a move that resembles what communist China has called on the U.S. to do in recent days. China has millions...
  • 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Movement Sweeps State, Galvanizes Local Citizens (Virginia)

    01/04/2020 6:55:55 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Crozet Gazette ^ | January 03, 2020 | Lisa Martin
    The top of the photo shows three commonly owned AR-15 rifles (displayed at Albemarle County Firearms) which would be banned under proposed Virginia laws for having features such as a pistol grip, folding stock, and flash suppressor. If those features were removed, the weapon would be legal. By contrast, the gun at the bottom is a hunting rifle, which can deal two or three times the damage of the weapons above, but would not be banned under the proposed legislation because it is a bolt-action weapon instead of a semi-automatic. Photo: Lisa Martin. Following Governor Ralph Northam’s 2019 promise...
  • 2020 Virginia General Assembly Bills pertaining to "Weapons" and the "Paramilitary Activities Penalty" Bill

    01/04/2020 1:43:41 PM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Virginia's Legislative Information System ^ | January 04, 2020 | Unattributed
    I just did a search on the "Virginia's Legislative Information System," website and listed under the Bill Subject Index, these are the "Weapons" related active Bills for 2020 (so far): 2020 SESSIONWeapons HB 72 Children; allowing access to firearms by children. recklessly leaving loaded, unsecured firearm. HB 78 Firearms; purchase, possession, and transporting following certain convictions. HB 161 Carrying a concealed handgun; permit not required. HB 162 Firearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; waiver of sovereign immunity. HB 224 Carrying a concealed handgun; permit not required. SB 13 Capitol Square; possessing or transporting a weapon within Square,...
  • Ralph Northam’s Losing Battle on Sanctuaries (Virginia)

    01/04/2020 10:20:34 AM PST · by Perseverando · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | January 02, 2020 | Cam Edward
    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks to gun control activists at a rally by Moms Demand Action and other family members of shooting victims outside of the Virginia State Capitol Building in Richmond, Va., July 9, 2019. (Michael A. McCoy/Reuters) His attempt to enforce unpopular and unconstitutional gun-control laws is doomed to failure.Ralph Northam is about to make the biggest tactical mistake in Virginia since Cornwallis decided to park his army at Yorktown. With his attempt to force local commonwealth’s attorneys and sheriffs in Second Amendment sanctuaries to enforce his unconstitutional gun laws, Governor Northam is setting himself up for...
  • Inconvenient Truths About Guns and Gun Control (Virginia)

    01/04/2020 9:51:57 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | January 03, 2020 | Rob Morse
    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam nra-ila image U.S.A. –-( Politicians and journalists often portray fiction as fact. It is easy to be opinionated, but hard to be informed. This came to mind as I listened to Virginia Democrats tell us we’d be safer if we were disarmed. What is the truth about gun-control laws? What politicians say a law will do might have nothing to do with what the law actually does. Lives are at stake when gun-control laws fail. Saying that the next gun-control law is necessary to stop violent crime admits that the 23 thousand firearms regulations already...
  • Virginia Is Ground Zero in the War over Gun Control

    01/04/2020 6:57:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    American ^ | January 4, 2020 | Melanie Kowalski
    When Democrats won control of both houses of the Virginia Legislature November 5, 2019, Virginia gun-owners got a rude wake-up call. Now that wake-up call is spreading to gun-owners throughout the rest of the 49 states. In July 2019, Gov. Ralph Northam proposed a package of eight proposals that would tighten Virginia's gun laws, known as some of the least restrictive in the country. Currently, Virginia's gun control measures of merit ban the sale of firearms only to high-risk individuals and those convicted of domestic violence. However, the proposals would turn the least restrictive into what some would call dangerously...
  • Gun Rights Supporters Flood Northern Virginia Gun Control Budget Public Comment Meeting

    01/03/2020 8:17:20 AM PST · by Perseverando · 56 replies
    The Truth About Gun ^ | January 02, 2020 | Jeff Hulbert
    (Courtesy Jeff Hulbert) Virginia gun owners—incensed by harsh new gun control measures being floated at the statehouse—have harshly rebuked state lawmakers in a daylong face-off that marks the first skirmish of 2020 between citizens and politicians over gun rights. It took place in Northern Virginia, at a budgetary “public comment” event —one of four taking place across the Old Dominion that were focused on upcoming funding issues. Tempers flared between citizens and the legislators to the extent that one of the seven Virginia lawmakers on the panel hearing testimony threatened to shut down the gathering. The tense, and at many...
  • Virginia gun store says firearms, ammunition, and magazines flying off shelves with upswing in cash purchases

    01/02/2020 11:39:46 AM PST · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 02, 2020 | Kerry Picket
    With Virginia Democrats taking over all branches of state government, a firearms store owner in the state says sales of guns, magazines, and ammunition are up 200%, and more of his customers are paying in cash. “This is the largest Christmas and November, December that we've had, basically, since Trump has come on board. The only other person that was a better salesman right now is when we had President Obama,” said Jerry Rapp, owner of SpecDive Tactical, in Alexandria, comparing the administrations of President Trump and his White House predecessor, Barack Obama. “Every time [Obama] turned around he was...
  • Virginia governor’s call for 18-person gun ban force comes under fire

    01/02/2020 10:40:15 AM PST · by voicereason · 161 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/02/2020 | Paul Bedard
    Excerpt: Virginia’s pop-up gun sanctuary movement has turned its attention to fighting the governor’s call for a $4.8 million, 18-officer team to enforce his proposed “assault weapons” ban. Two key groups issued an alert this week to push gun owners to four budget hearings Thursday around the state, asking them to quiz state legislators if they will vote to ban or confiscate weapons.

    01/01/2020 11:32:30 AM PST · by Perseverando · 38 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | January 01, 2020 | Erich Pratt
    Please Make Plans to Attend a Meeting and Show Your Support for 2A-Protected Rights! The state’s Democratic legislature will be holding hearings on Governor “Blackface” Northam’s anti-gun budget in four locations around the state on Thursday. We understand that this is short notice. But it would have a significant impact if many of our members could show up and make a 3-minute statement and ask questions of the legislators in attendance. We have to speak out, because your rights are under attack by the Governor of Virginia. Consider: Governor “Blackface” is supporting SB 16, which would ban commonly-owned firearms in...
  • 12/31/2019 - VA-ALERT: How you can help with lobbying the General Assembly starting Jan. 8 (VCDL)

    12/31/2019 2:58:23 PM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies ^ | December 31, 2019 | Philip Van Cleave
    How you can help with lobbying the General Assembly starting on January 8, 2020While VCDL Lobby Day is on Monday, January 20, 2020, VCDL will actually be busy lobbying the General Assembly from the first day of the session, which is January 8 this year, to the last day that any gun bills are being considered. This is what we do every year and nothing is any different this year. The third Monday in January is VCDL Lobby Day every year. That date is picked because it is a federal holiday, which allows more gun owners to be able to...
  • 12/31/2019 - VA-ALERT: 2A Sanctuary Action Items, bus info, church shooting (VCDL)

    12/31/2019 2:52:02 PM PST · by Perseverando · 2 replies ^ | December 31, 2019 | Philip Van Cleave
    1. NEW! A bus from Southwest Virginia is now available! Also general info on buses 2. Good guy with a gun saving lives: Church killer stopped by one of several armed worshippers 3. Help needed: Hampton gun show on January 11 and 12 4. Town of Elkton was voted a sanctuary on December 16! 5. Action item: Lynchburg 2A sanctuary meeting January 14 6. Action item: Waynesboro 2A hearing on January 13 7. Action item: Clarke County to consider 2A resolution on January 6 8. Action item: Mount Jackson to have public hearing on 2A Sanctuary resolution on January 13...
  • Governor TO DISARM Virginia (Accuracy X, Inc. Video)

    12/31/2019 10:27:43 AM PST · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    Accuracy X ^ | December 18, 2019 | Steve Huff
    Just ran across this outstanding, very professionally done video by Steve Huff, the CEO of Accuracy X, Inc. which I understand to be located in Virginia. (I had not heard of him or Accuracy X until finding the video on Youtube a little while ago.) I see it has almost 206,000 views already, so I'm shocked that no one has posted it on FR. As January, 2020 rolls around, whenever the 2nd Amendment is discussed almost all talk eventually turn to what is going on in Virginia with their planned attack on the 2nd Amendment and the right to keep...
  • Freedom Loving Virginians Are Fighting Back, But Will It Be Enough?

    12/30/2019 4:03:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies ^ | December 30, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    Democratic governors of states with significant non-leftist populations tend to lean centrist. In part, it’s because they know they need the consent and at least some of the support of their state’s conservatives in order to win office and govern effectively. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, however, isn’t a centrist, but rather a radical left-winger made more radical – if that were even possible – by his constant need to grovel before the social justice wing of his party to “atone” for his blackface or KKK-robe-wearing medical school yearbook picture past. It’s a problem for freedom-loving Virginians that only intensified when...