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Thursday, March 3, 2016

General Assembly Votes to Override McAuliffe's Ban on Firearms in State Buildings

On Monday, the State Senate approved HB 1096 with and amendment.  That bill would override Governor Terry McAuliffe's Executive Order 50 banning firearms in state buildings.  Yesterday, the House approved the amended version and the bill now heads to Governor McAuliffe.  The Virginian Pilot reports:
Del. Michael Webert’s bill, HB1096, would negate the order by invalidating any administrative action governing the carrying of firearms unless authorized by the legislature. The measure won final passage Wednesday in the House of Delegates and now goes to the governor for his signature.

Webert, R-Fauquier County, acknowledged after the vote that the legislation could be undone by a veto.
Gun owners should contact the Governor's Office and urge him to sign HB1096.  Remind McAuliffe that in defending his agreement with the Republican leadership to override Attorney General Herring's out-of-state carry permit recognition action, acknowleded there is no proof that people carrying concealed firearms commit crime, much less in state buildings.

You can contact the Governor's office by clicking here.

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