Thursday, January 17, 2019

House Militia, Police, and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 Defeats Northam Gun Grab

After a three hour marathon meeting, the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 dealt a blow to Governor Northam's gun ban proposals. All of the bad bills on the docket, including his attempt to ban and confiscate any firearm that is capable of holding a magazine of more than 10 rounds, were defeated and the one good bill, Constitutional Carry, was reported and rereferred to Appropriations.  The complete results are below.

HB2253 Nonresident concealed handgun permits; time of issuance.
Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)

HB1616 Firearms; use or display during commission of a felony, killing or injuring police animals, penalty.  Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (6-Y 0-N)

HB1644 Firearms; reporting when lost or stolen, civil penalty.
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)

HB1654 Prohibited public carrying of certain firearms in public areas; penalty.
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)

HB1691 Manufacture, import, sale, transfer, or possession of undetectable firearms; penalty.
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)

HB1763 Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk of injury to himself, etc., penalties.
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)

HB1856 Firearms; libraries owned or operated by localities.
Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)

HB1956 1956 Firearms, etc.; permitted events.
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 1-N)

HB1957 Children in need of services; disposition, certification by parent that firearms are secure.
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 1-N)

HB1992 Localities; regulation of firearms in government buildings.
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)

HB2244 Firearms; possession or transportation following convictions for certain misdemeanor crimes. Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 1-N)

HB2285 Minors; allowing access by minors, penalty.
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 1-N)

HB2399 Firearms; transfer, criminal history record check delay.
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 1-N)

HB2479 Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks, penalty.
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 1-N)

HB2492 Firearms magazines and firearms, certain; penalties, prohibition of sale, transfer, etc.
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 1-N)

HB2604 Handguns; limitation on purchases, penalty.
Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 1-N)

It has been a good two days for gun owners but we cannot get complacent.  If we lose the majority in this year's General Assembly elections, all of the above bills that failed tonight will become law.

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