News was just received that VSSA's longtime lobbyist, Tom Evans, has died. Tom served as VSSA's lobbyist until 2009 when health problems caused him to retire. Tom's relationship with both pro-gun and anti-gun legislators allowed him to work with both sides of our issue and accomplish many positive results. He was intimately involved in the passage of "Shall Issue" concealed carry legislation in 1995, partial repeal of handgun rationing in 2004, VSSA's range protection legislation in 2004, and Virginia's pre-emption statute.
VSSA currently does not have information related to final arrangements but will post them when it is received.