This is a discussion on UPDATE -- Virginia carry-over bill HB-923 within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; The antis trying to backdoor change to Virginia law. [Re-posted from a VA-ALERT with prior approval of VCDL] [First person singular pronouns (I, my, mine, ...
The antis trying to backdoor change to Virginia law.
[Re-posted from a VA-ALERT with prior approval of VCDL]
[First person singular pronouns (I, my, mine, etc) and “PVC” reference Philip Van Cleave, President VCDL]VA-ALERT is a project of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL).Crime Commission moves rewrite of concealed weapons law forward!
On Tuesday I spoke at the Crime Commission hearing held in the General Assembly Building in Richmond. The Crime Commission had been tasked to analyze HB 923, a bill introduced by Delegate Scott Lingamfelter that reorganizes Virginia's concealed weapon laws. The Commission was to make sure that the very lengthy bill would not actually change the intent of any of the concealed weapon laws as it reorganizes them into a more logical, easer to read, and easier to understand configuration.
I spoke in favor of the bill, saying that gun owners want to obey the law and the rewrite should make that goal easier to achieve.
The antis spoke in favor (how could they possibly oppose such a bill with a straight face?), but they couldn't let good-enough alone and had to throw in a long laundry list of things they would like to see changed in Virginia's concealed weapons laws. That was a colossal waste of time as the bill was specially written to NOT CHANGE THE INTENT OF CURRENT LAW AT ALL and the Crime Commission's job was to make sure that was true! To put that idea to rest, Delegate Lingamfelter addressed the commission and told them that he would kill his bill if anyone modified it to change current law.
At the very end Senate Majority Leader, Tommy Norment, who is on the commission, also couldn't help himself, saying that he would like to see a FIVE-YEAR moratorium on changes to gun laws.
I'll bet he'd love to see that! He often votes wrong on gun bills, yet is from a gun-friendly part of the state. Nice try, Senator, but no cigar.
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Last edited by DaveH; October 6th, 2012 at 04:48 PM. Reason: misspelling
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
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Forgive my ignorance, what does this mean?
(Yes, I know I can google it. but I'd rather get it in proper context from here. Thanks.)
"To blame a gun for a mans decision is to foolishly attribute free will to an inanimate object"- Colion Noir.
Mors est libertas
Dave, correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't any changes to the bill require it to go back to both houses to be voted on again?
Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.
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Once we get constitutional carry and a few other concessions, they can lock it permanently for all I care. This junk of changing a few things every year is bull. Get it done already!
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