Virginia: anti-gun show bill is dead for this year

Virginia: anti-gun show bill is dead for this year

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    Thumbs up Virginia: anti-gun show bill is dead for this year

    [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]


    Today, in the Courts of Justice committee, anti-gun Senator Marsh's SB 1001, a bill to close the non-existent "gun show loophole" (VCDL STRONGLY OPPOSE), was KILLED by a vote of 8 to 7!

    There were many changes suggested to the bill, but in the end the clock ran out for this year.

    There are still some pro-gun Senate bills alive, but all the anti-gun Senate bills are now dead.

    Most of the remaining House gun bills, good and bad, will be heard in subcommittee tomorrow, Thursday.

    In other news, HB 1604, Delegate Farrell's bill to allow locksmiths and electronic alarm employees to carry a concealed handgun for their own protection, assuming they have a CHP (VCDL STRONGLY SUPPORT), passed easily out of the House and heads to the Senate.

    SB 1335, Senator Obenshain's bill to protect a person's CHP information from dissemination by a Circuit Court Clerk if that person has a protection order out against another person (VCDL STRONGLY SUPPORT), passed out of the Courts of Justice committee by a 14 to 1 vote and heads to the Senate Floor.
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    FYI note comment re: Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke in last two PP

    http://blogs.roanoke.com/politics/20...ions-continue/


    Gun show bill dead for this year, negotiations continue

    RICHMOND — Legislation aimed at closing Virginia’s so-called “gun show
    loophole” won’t advance this year, but members of a state Senate committee
    pledged today to work toward a compromise that could expand the use of
    criminal background checks for firearms sales.

    The Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted 8-7 today to kill legislation
    (Senate Bill 1001) that was originally designed to require criminal records
    checks for all firearms transactions at gun shows, including those by
    private sellers. The bill was voted down after committee members on both
    sides of the issue failed to cement a compromise that would enable private
    sellers at gun shows to seek background checks on a voluntary basis.

    Gun control advocates for years have pressed legislators to pass a law
    requiring criminal records checks for all firearms sales at gun shows.
    Buyers can purchase guns from private sellers at gun shows without
    submitting to a criminal records check. Federally licensed dealers who sell
    firearms at the same shows must conduct the checks.

    Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin County, who initiated the efforts to work out
    a compromise, promised to continue negotiations and come up with a bill for
    next year. Stanley said he and other committee members had developed “a
    working solution in conceptual form,” but need more time to work on the
    legislation.

    Under the framework that Stanley described today, gun show promoters “would
    create a kiosk or a desk where voluntary checks could occur.”

    Stanley said the legislation won’t require private sellers to use the
    background checks, but would contain incentives to encourage them to use the
    system and make background checks “a normal practice.”

    “I was encouraged by both sides’ willingness to sit at the table and discuss
    these issues openly and try to find a solution,” Stanley said.

    The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Henry Marsh, D-Richmond, asked the committee to
    hold the bill and give members more time to work toward a compromise this
    year. But the committee’s chairman, Sen. Thomas Norment, R-James City
    County, insisted that the panel act on the bill Wednesday.

    “I am not of an inclination to continue to drag this on,” Norment said.

    Norment was the only Republican on the committee to vote for a revised
    version of Marsh’s bill, which would have allowed private sellers to consign
    firearms to federally licensed dealers who can access the criminal records
    database.

    Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke, was the only Democrat on the committee who
    voted against the bill. But Edwards, who has been involved in the
    negotiations, also wanted more time to work on it this year.

    “I think everybody will be satisfied once this is done,” said Edwards, who
    often breaks with his party on gun issues.

    – Michael Sluss

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    That vote was too close for comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    That vote was too close for comfort.
    As the are far too often.
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