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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Gun Bills on House Subcommittee Docket This Afternoon

The Militia, Police, and Public Safety Committee Subcommittee #1 will meet today at 4:00 PM.  There are 19 firearm related bills on the docket and the subcommittee has blocked them so that similar bills will be taken up together.  The list of bills is below.  There are a small number of bills that are pro-rights and they are noted in the list.  The last bill in Block 5 is not opposed by VSSA but it continues to set up a special class of gun owners to exercise rights that the rest of us cannot.  Updates will be posted via Twitter and Facebook as they occur during the meeting.

Block 1
HB68 Firearms; libraries owned or operated by localities.
HB261 Localities; regulation of firearms in government buildings.

Block 2
HB597 Firearms; mechanical devices designed to increase the rate of fire, penalty.
HB819 Firearms; prohibits mechanical devices designed to increase rate of fire, penalty.

Block 3
HB649 Firearms, certain; prohibited public carrying, penalty.
HB1009 Firearms, certain; prohibited public carrying, penalty.

Block 4
HB814 Firearms; control by localities, lawful demonstrations and protests.
HB1019 Firearms, etc.; permitted events.
HB1052 Firearms; control by localities, lawful demonstrations and protests.

Block 5
HB603 Concealed handgun permits, nonresident; fee. (increases fee from $100 to $150)
HB648 Transfer of multiple firearms; report to the Department of State Police. (requires dealer who sells more than two firearms to one individual to notify the state police)
HB681 Nonresident concealed handgun permits; time of issuance. (this is a good bill)
HB929 Licensed family day homes; storage of firearms.
HB949 Firearms; transfer, criminal history record check delay.
HB950 Firearm or pneumatic gun; allowing access by children age four or younger, penalty.
HB1255 Concealed handgun; eligibility to carry openly within Commonwealth. (Constitutional Carry - good bill)
HB1394 Firearms show; list of vendors or exhibitors submitted to State Police.
HB1398 Concealed handgun permit; new application via mail. (this is a good bill)
HB1443 Concealed handguns; retired law-enforcement officers may carry without a permit, etc.

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