First, here is a blow-by-blow report on yesterday's successful pro-liberty vote in the House to pass the SB 1335 substitute (Senator Obenshain's bill to protect concealed handgun permit information from being given out to the public by the courts).
The bill was carried on the House Floor by Delegate Todd Gilbert for Senator Obenshain.
Delegate Toscano, no friend of gun owners, immediately tried to get the bill struck by claiming the change from protecting CHP holders with protective orders to all CHP holders was not germane. The Speaker, Delegate Bill Howell, considered the motion and VERY IMPORTANTLY ruled that the substitute bill was indeed germane. I was watching the proceedings on my computer and finally was able to take a breath. ;-)
Anti-liberty Delegate Joe "Finger on the trigger" Morrissey then made a series of attempts to discredit the bill, all of which Delegate Gilbert and Delegate Lingamfelter batted down. Anti-liberty Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn also tried to discredit the bill.
In the end, it cleared the House Floor handily with a BI-PARTISAN vote with all the Republicans supporting the bill and some of the Democrats (some who supported the bill may surprise you!)
That important bi-partisan vote is a good sign for its chances in the Senate, tomorrow.
Voting with gun owners:
Albo, Anderson, Bell, Richard P., Bell, Robert B., Bulova, Byron, Cline, Cole, Comstock, Cosgrove, Cox, J.A., Cox, M.K., Crockett-Stark, Dudenhefer, Edmunds, Fariss, Farrell, Garrett, Gilbert, Greason, Habeeb, Head, Helsel, Hodges, Howell, A.T., Hugo, Iaquinto, Ingram, Joannou, Johnson, Jones, Kilgore, Knight, Krupicka, Landes, LeMunyon, Lewis, Lingamfelter, Loupassi, Marshall, D.W., Marshall, R.G., Massie, May, Merricks, Miller, Minchew, Morefield, Morris, O'Bannon, O'Quinn, Orrock, Peace, Pogge, Poindexter, Purkey, Putney, Ramadan, Ransone, Robinson, Rush, Rust, Scott, E.T., Sherwood, Stolle, Tata, Torian, Villanueva, Ware, O., Ware, R.L., Watson, Webert, Wilt, Wright, Yancey, Yost, Mr. Speaker
Voting against gun owners:
BaCote, Brink, Carr, Dance, Filler-Corn, Herring, Hester, Hope, James, Keam, Kory, Lopez, McClellan, McQuinn, Morrissey, Plum, Scott, J.M., Sickles, Spruill, Surovell, Toscano, Tyler, Watts
IF YOU DIDN'T DO THIS YESTERDAY OR TODAY THERE IS STILL TIME TO DO IT - THE VOTE IS TOMORROW
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