They are on the floor -- 18 Bills ready for vote of full house

They are on the floor -- 18 Bills ready for vote of full house

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    They are on the floor -- 18 Bills ready for vote of full house

    More from a VA-ALERT.

    VA-ALERT is a project of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.

    [First person singular pronouns (I, my, mine, etc) reference Philip Van Cleave, President VCDL]

    I repeat, do NOT tell me Lobby Day doesn't matter!

    The full Militia, Police and Public Safety committee met this morning
    and the following bills passed and are now on their way to the House
    Floor for a vote next week. All passed by wide margins:

    HB 171, Delegate Pogge, prohibits employers and others from banning
    firearms left in locked vehicles in parking lots. Gives employers
    immunity if such guns are misused. The bill was amended to add a few
    exceptions - STRONGLY SUPPORT

    HB 79, Delegate Ware, prohibits Circuit Court Clerks from divulging
    CHP applicant information to anyone but police in performance of their

    HB 885, Delegate Athey, allows a non-CHP holder to have a loaded gun
    in an unlocked compartment or container in a personal motor vehicle or

    HB 1070, Delegate Athey, allows CHP holders to carry in an emergency
    shelter - STRONGLY SUPPORT

    HB 49, Delegate Lingamfelter, repeals one handgun a month - STRONGLY

    HB 870, Delegate Cline, repeals the option for localities to
    fingerprint first time CHP applicants - STRONGLY SUPPORT

    HB 26, Delegate Wright, clarifies exactly what paperwork is required
    from a CHP applicant - STRONGLY SUPPORT

    HB 8, Delegate Carrico, clarifies that a CHP holder can renew through
    the mail - STRONGLY SUPPORT

    HB 108, Delegate Cole, requires localities auction guns purchased in a
    gun buy-up - STRONGLY SUPPORT

    HB 236, Delegate Janis, allows someone to shoot a gun within 1/2 mile
    of a subdivision if they do so safely - STRONGLY SUPPORT

    HB 109, Delegate Cole, repeals a state law that allows localities to
    tax and collect information about handgun sales - STRONGLY SUPPORT

    HB 1191, Delegate Griffith, allows judges to approve Circuit Court
    Clerks to issue CHPs - STRONGLY SUPPORT

    HB 490, Delegate Lingamfelter, authorizes the State Police to come up
    with a plan to issue lifetime CHPs - STRONGLY SUPPORT

    HB 69, Delegate Carrico, Virginia Firearms Freedom Act (10th Amendment
    protection for guns made and sold in VA) - SUPPORT

    HB 1217, Delegate Lewis, allows school boards to offer firearms safety
    programs - SUPPORT

    HB 1092, Delegate Crockett-Stark, allows retired police officers to be
    able to carry without a CHP - NEUTRAL

    HB 637, Delegate Armstrong, waives CHP fees for boarding officers of
    the U.S. Coast Guard - NEUTRAL

    HB 1379, Delegate Sickles, allows Fairfax and nearby localities to
    required that firearms in child-care facilities be stored in a state
    specified fashion - NEUTRAL


    These bills look like they are headed for a "pocket veto" by the
    Speaker, as they were not heard today and if they not heard before
    crossover next week (very unlikely) are dead:

    HB 475, Delegate Carrico, allows a CHP holder to be able to carry in
    K-12 school parking lots - STRONGLY SUPPORT

    HB 489, Delegate Lingamfelter, reorganized the CHP laws - STRONGLY

    HB 106, Delegate Cole, allows a CHP holder to carry in restaurants or,
    with permission, in a church during a meeting - STRONGLY SUPPORT

    HB 54, Delegate Cole, allows handguns to be carried in courthouses
    after hours if the courthouse is being used for a non-judicial event -


    This bill was carried over until next year:

    HB 995, Delegate Nutter, allows a CHP or military ID to be used to
    purchase "assault firearms." - STRONGLY SUPPORT



    On the repeal of one handgun a month the Chairwoman allowed both sides
    time to speak in front of the full committee. Delegates Barlow
    (against the repeal) and Lingamfelter crossed swords. I though
    Lingamfelter did an excellent job in presenting the bill, covering the
    vast majority of important points about the need for the repeal.

    File this under "sometimes its great when the other side speaks:" one
    anti-freedom woman, when asked why Virginia is supposedly number 6 in
    gun-running WITH the one handgun a month law currently in place, she
    said it was because CHP holders are exempt from the one handgun a
    month law and are running guns!!!!

    Oh, no! Our SECRET is OUT!

    I had to bite my lip to keep from breaking out into laughter.
    Whatever credibility she had with the committee took a nosedive, as
    you can imagine.

    The vote was taken and the bill passed 15 to 6, broken down thus:


    Sherwood, Griffith, Wright, Carrico, Lingamfelter, Nutter, Athey,
    Cline, Gilbert, Merricks, Morefield, Edmunds, Cox, J.A., Shuler, Lewis


    Jim Scott, Barlow, Paula Miller, Tyler, James, Keam

    Delegate Cleveland wasn't present to vote as he was attending a sick
    family member.

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    DaveH's opinion: We need to keep showing up at the Polls and Labor Day. The Anties won't just go away. Let's not get complacent.
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    Folks, this is real grassroots at work. It isn't a network backed by millions of dollars. It's people like you and me. If we can do it in Virginia, with the committees that recommend or kill the bills stacked against us, you can, too! You can do it in MA, NJ and CA. It takes time and lots of effort and dedication, but you can do it.

    People say that VA is one of the more gun-friendly states in the nation, and so it is, but you can see from this list and from the VCDL Legislative Tracking Tool, that we have a long way to go before this right is fully restored. How much farther must we go in other states? Never has it been more vital for us to fight for our rights.
    - Tom
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    WE also need to thank Obama (Salesman of the Year), as it was him who woke up to a lot of people that if we don't stand up for our rights, he and others could try to take them away from us.

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