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Thursday, December 7, 2017

ABC News: With New Clout, VA Democrats to Push Gun Control

You can find the full story here.  The VSSA Legislative team has already seen some of the expected bills prefiled.  Expect bills requiring in-person training to qualify for a concealed handgun permit (currently online courses qualify), a bill banning bump stocks, and the usual "universal background checks bills, to name a few. 
Del. John Bell, another northern Virginia Democrat and an Air Force veteran, said he plans to introduce several gun-related bills after campaigning heavily on the issue. One would require in-person training to obtain a concealed handgun permit. Currently, training can be done online or by video.

Another proposal already filed would ban bump stocks, the device used by a gunman who opened fire in Las Vegas, killing 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Gun ban advocates are going to attempt to pick off some of the "moderate" GOP members in each chamber to try and pass something. Gun owners are going to need to be ready to contact their legislators to keep bad bills from reaching the Governor's desk.

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