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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Another Anti-Rights Bill Pre-filed At General Assembly

Other than being just one more bill aimed at firearms in some small way, I just don't know why a legislator introduces a bill like this.  The summary of House Bill 102 states that it would prohibit the possession of weapons in legislative buildings except by any person who lawfully possesses a handgun.  Then we go to the actual bill and we see:
With the exception of any person who lawfully possesses a handgun, no person shall possess any weapon set forth in subsection A of § 18.2-308 while in the Capitol of Virginia or in any other building owned by the Commonwealth and used predominantly for the conduct of the business of the General Assembly.
The code section referenced in the bill sets out those items that cannot be carried concealed as the one being prohibited.  Those weapons are:
any dirk, bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, machete, razor, slingshot, spring stick, metal knucks, or blackjack; (iii) any flailing instrument consisting of two or more rigid parts connected in such a manner as to allow them to swing freely, which may be known as a nun chahka, nun chuck, nunchaku, shuriken, or fighting chain; (iv) any disc, of whatever configuration, having at least two points or pointed blades which is designed to be thrown or propelled and which may be known as a throwing star or oriental dart.
It's also any firearm other than a handgun because Virginia's concealed carry permits are specifically for handguns.  So, the question is, just how many people have carried any of the above into a General Assembly Building and attempted harm with said item?

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