A good day in Virginia
Virginia Civil Defense League is reporting that today:
The following bills passed the Senate:
SB 334, Senator Hanger, restaurant ban repeal - 22 to 18
SB 408, Senator Vogel, non-CHP holder can have their loaded handgun in a locked compartment of container in a private vehicle or boat - 24 to 16
SB 3, Senator Smith, clarifies that a CHP can be renewed through the mail - 29 to 11
SB 533, Senator McDougle, clarifies that a new CHP applicant that is denied has the right to a hearing - 32 to 8
And the following bills passed the House of Delegates:
HB 49, Delegate Lingamfelter, repeals One Handgun a Month - 61 to 37
HB 854, Delegate Morefield, castle doctrine - 75 to 24
HB 52, Delegate Cole, makes it a $25 civil fine for not carrying a CHP while carrying concealed - 99 to 0
HB 26, Delegate Wright, limits what information must be supplied by a CHP applicant - 99 to 0
HB 1217, Delegate Lewis, lets school boards offer firearms safety classes - 99 to 0
HB 8, Delegate Carrico, clarifies that a CHP can be renewed through the mail - 75 to 24
HB 69, Delegate Carrico, Virginia Firearms Freedom, protection on guns made and sold in Virginia) - 70 to 29
HB 79, Delegate Ware, prohibits circuit courts from releasing CHP application information to the public - 87 to 10
HB 108, Delegate Cole, requires guns that localities get in a buy-up must be auctioned if possible - 75 to 24
HB 109, Delegate Cole, repeals law that allows localities to tax and register handguns - 80 to 18
HB 171, Delegate Pogge, prevents an employer and others from banning firearms in locked vehicles in a parking lot - 72 to 27
HB 236, Delegate Janis, allows for discharge close to a subdivision if done safely - 79 to 19
HB 490, Delegate Lingamfelter, authorizes the State Police to investigate a lifetime CHP - 78 to 20
HB 870, Delegate Cline, removes the authorization for a locality to fingerprint first time CHP applicants - 83 to 15
HB 871, Delegate Cline, clarifies that a new CHP applicant that is denied has the right to an ore tenus hearing - 92 to 7
HB 885, Delegate Athey, non-CHP holder can have their loaded handgun in an unlocked compartment of container in a private vehicle or boat - 74 to 25
HB 1070, Delegate Athey, CHP holder can carry in an emergency shelter - 74 to 24
HB 1191, Delegate Griffith, permits a judge to allow a circuit court clerk to issue CHPs if there are no problems with the applicant - 86 to 12
HB 1379, Delegate Sickles, requires that child-care facilities in Northern Virginia follow state law in regard to storage of firearms - 86 to 12
Sounds like a pretty good day!
Incredible! I think I live in the wrong state (CA)
Posted by: JJorgensen at February 16, 2010 07:31 PM
Time to move to Virginia.
Posted by: noName at February 16, 2010 11:50 PM
We need to elect these guys in AZ
Posted by: Bruce J at February 17, 2010 06:30 AM
Having lived for a year in Virginia recently, and having been a member of the Virginia Citizen's Defense League during that year, I will just say that this legislature, including on the democratic side of the aisle, are responding to a very-well organized and very hard-working bunch of pro-Second Amendment supporters in the VCDL.
In other words, its not just some luck of southern geography. Take a look at the legislature section of the VCDL site (http://www.vcdl.org/static/2010leg.html) and you'll see how hard they work to get sponsors for bills, bills introduced, folks visiting legislator's offices, etc. Or take a look at their annual day when the VCDL and gun-carrying folk visit the state legislature in Richmond (http://www.vcdl.org/ , scroll down to see a video or read more).
It is a model that could be copied in other states. But it requires a few folks willing to work very hard, and a lot of folks to work hard a few times a year.
By the way, they are a very friendly group and welcome members from out-of-state. I joined up the year before I was to move to Virginia.
Posted by: K. D. at February 17, 2010 01:18 PM
What's really stunning here are the vote totals- look at the lopsided proportions!
Posted by: WPZ at February 17, 2010 03:26 PM
There is no such organization as the Virginia Civil Defense League
Posted by: Dennis O'Connor at March 9, 2011 05:19 AM