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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Senate Courts of Justice Committee Defeats Gun Show Bill

In a vote that is a major loss for anti-gun Governor Tim Kaine (D), the Senate Courts of Justice Committee rejected SB 109 - a bill that would have required more background checks on private sales at Virginia gun shows. While the General Assembly LIS is only reporting the vote on refering the bill to the Crime Commission, the vote prior to the one referring it to the Crime Commissin fell mostly along party lines. Two pro-gun rural Democratic Senators (Edwards and Reynods) partnered with Republicans to reject the bill. Democratic Senator Creigh Deeds, who usually votes pro-gun sided with the gun ban crowd. It has now been sent to the State Crime Commission for more study, which kills the issue for this year.

Please be sure to contact the following members who voted against SB109 and thank them for protecting our Second Amendment rights.

Senator Kenneth W. Stolle (R-8)(804) 698-7508 district08@sov.state.va.us
Senator Frederick M. Quayle (R-13)(804) 698-7513 district13@sov.state.va.us
Senator Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (R-3)(804) 698-7503 district03@sov.state.va.us
Senator John S. Edwards (D-21)(804) 698-7521 district21@sov.state.va.us
Senator W. Roscoe Reynolds (D-20)(804) 698-7520 district20@sov.state.va.us
Senator Ken T. Cuccinelli (R-37)(804) 698-7537 district37@sov.state.va.us
Senator Mark D. Obenshain (R-26)(804) 698-7526 district26@sov.state.va.us
Senator Ryan T. McDougle (R-4)(804) 698-7504 district04@sov.state.va.us
Senator Robert Hurt (R-19)(804) 698-7519 district19@sov.state.va.us

Click Here to hear the WRVA radio report on the vote.

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