From VCDL yesterday:
Note effective July 1, 2010
The House and Senate both just adopted Governor McDonnell's change to HB 885, so that starting July 1 a non-CHP holder can have a loaded handgun in an UNLOCKED compartment or container in a private motor vehicle or vessel!!!
Three Senators - Marsden, Saslaw, and Marsh - spoke against the
change, wanting to require the compartment or container be locked,
while Senator Vogel spoke in favor of the change.
The vote was 20 to 19 in the Senate, a squeaker, but we won!
Also, the Governor's changes to HB 1217, which makes only NRA gun safety curriculum something that elementary schools can use to teach gun safety, passed by a large margin.
Those emails you sent last week were critical! Good work, VCDL!!!