On Monday there are three bills coming up in committees or subcommittees:
HB 1666, Delegate Fowler, fixes an inequity in Virginia law where someone who has had their civil rights restored for a crime committed in Virginia cannot get their gun rights restored if they don’t live in Virginia any more.
SB 948, Senator Stuart, prohibits the Virginia State Police from providing Virginia concealed handgun permittee information to states, such as Maryland, which do not have a reciprocal licensing agreement with Virginia. The bill would help prevent police in a state hostile to gun rights from going on a “fishing trip” looking for an excuse to arrest or harass Virginia CHP holders.
SB 848, Senator Stanley, creates a “Governor’s Twenty” marksmanship award recognizing the top 20 pistol and rifle competitors at an annual marksmanship match held in Virginia.
We are also going to ask the General Assembly to support the following additional bills on today’s Action Items:
SB 1132, Senator Garrett, allows CHP holders to be able to carry on K-12 school property after school hours
SB 1137, Senator Garrett, allows CHP holders to have a loaded long gun in their vehicles on a public highway
HB 1329, Delegate Ware, will honor CHPs from all other states. Doing so will add Georgia, New Hampshire, and Colorado as states that will honor our permits
HB 2029, Delegate Wilt, will change how background checks are done on CHPs so that CHPs issued in the future will exempt the permit holder from having to do a NICS check when purchasing a firearm from a dealer
HB 1773, Delegate Berg, allows CHP holders to be able to carry on K-12 school property after school hours
Click here to send a pre-written message to your Delegate to support HB 1666, HB 1329, HB 2029, and HB 1773:
Click here to send a pre-written message to you Senator to support SB 948, SB 848, SB 1132, and SB 1137: