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Thursday, January 27, 2011

House Militia and Police Subcommittee #1 to Hear Gun Bills at 5:00 PM

The House Militia, Police, and Public Safety Committee will meet at 5:00 PM tonight and hear a number of firearm bills.

The following is a of the bills that will be heard that VSSA supports:
HB 1411 Reckless handling of firearms; revocation of hunting license. 
HB 1552 Concealed handgun permits; amends language relating to issuance of de facto permits.
HB 1699 Restoration of firearms rights; requires audio tape or recording be made of hearing.
HB 1856 Concealed handgun permits; holder may obtain replacement for lost or destroyed permits.
HB 1857 Firearms; documentation of residence for certain military members.
HB 2386 Concealed weapons permit; authorizes person to obtain permit to carry any lawfully possessed weapon.
HB 2445 Juvenile information dissemination; info. shall be disseminated to State Police or Attorney General.

Bills that will be heard that VSSA opposes:
HB 1600 Libraries; locality may adopt an ordinance that prohibits firearms, etc., on premises.
HB 1813 Handguns; prohibits possession of firearm in Capitol and General Assembly Building.
HB 2005 Firearms shows; promoter shall display materials developed by State Police at entrance.

VSSA's lobbying team will be at the subcommittee hearing.  Check back later tonight for results of the subcommittee hearing.

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