Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Special Session is Here - Stack of Anti-gun Bills Filed

On the day before today's start of  Governor Northam's gun control special session a large number of bills dropped on the Legislative information system.  The GOP lived up to their promise to focus on criminals who use firearms in the commission of a crime as several bills were introduced to increase mandatory sentences.  And, unfortunately, another Republican, Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment introduced anti-gun legislation (two bills).  The list of bills and VSSA's position on the bills are below:

  • HB 4001 Right to keep & bear arms; codifies opinion of Supreme Ct. of U.S. in D.C. v. Heller, etc.  VSSA Supports
  • HB 4002 Concealed handguns; carrying with a permit by employees of any agency of the Commonwealth, etc. VSSA Supports
  • HB 4003 Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk, penalties. VSSA Opposes
  • HB 4004 Handguns; limitation on purchases, exceptions, penalty. VSSA Opposes
  • HB 4005 Firearms, ammunition, etc.; control by localities by governing possession, etc., within locality. VSSA Opposes
  • HB 4006 Firearms; allowing access to minors, penalty. VSSA Opposes
  • HB 4007 Firearms, ammunition, etc.; control by localities in local government buildings. VSSA  Opposes
  • HB 4008 Concealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence. VSSA Opposes
  • HB 4009 Protective orders; possession of firearms, surrender or transfer of firearms, penalty. VSSA Opposes
  • HB 4010 Stolen firearms; penalties. VSSA Supports
  • HB 4011 Firearms; reporting those lost or stolen, civil penalty.  VSSA Opposes
  • HB 4015 Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty.  VSSA Opposes
  • HB 4016 Use or display of firearm in committing felony; penalty.   VSSA Supports
  • HB 4018 Use or display of firearm in committing felony; firearm silencer; penalty.  VSSA Neutral
  • HB 4020 Purchase, possession, or transportation of firearms by prohibited persons; surrender or transfer of  VSSA Opposes
  • HB 4021 Prohibiting sale, transport, etc., of assault firearms, certain firearm magazines, trigger activat  VSSA Opposes
  • HB 4024 Purchase, possession, or transportation of firearm prohibited; person voluntarily admitted.  
  • HB 4026 Violation of provisions of protective orders while armed  VSSA Neutral
  • HB 4029 Firearm transfers; criminal history record information check; illegal alien; notification.  VSSA Supports
  • HJ 4001 Gun Violence Awareness Day; designating as June 1, 2020, and each succeeding year thereafter. VSSA Opposses
  • SB 4001 Firearms; control in chambers of local governing bodies.  VSSA Opposes
  • SB 4002 Handguns; limitation on purchases, exceptions, penalty. VSSA Opposes
  • SB 4003 Protective order; violation, armed with firearm or other deadly weapon, mandatory min. sentence.  VSSA Neutral
  • SB 4004 Firearms; brandishing, etc., at a law-enforcement officer, penalty.  VSSA Supports
  • SB 4005 Firearms; concealment while committing certain felonies, penalty.  VSSA Supports
  • SB 4006 Stolen firearms; penalties.  VSSA Supports
  • SB 4007 Firearms; use or display while committing felony, penalty.  VSSA Supports
  • SB 4008 Firearms, ammunition, etc.; control by localities by governing possession, etc., within locality. VSSA Opposes
  • SB 4011 Volunteer school security officers; authorization by local school boards, etc. VSSA Supports
  • SB 4012 Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk, penalties.  VSSA Opposes
  • SB 4013 Local government buildings; dangerous weapons, penalty.  VSSA Opposes
  • SB 4014 Denial of a concealed handgun permit; entry into Virginia Criminal Information Network.  VSSA Supports
  • SB 4015 Public schools; firearm safety education program.  VSSA Supports
  • SB 4016 Regulation of firearms by localities; workplace rules; limitation. VSSA Supports
  • SB 4017 Firearms; allowing access to minors, penalty.   VSSA Opposes
  • SB 4018 Protective orders; possession of firearms, surrender or transfer of firearms, penalty.  VSSA Opposes
  • SB 4019 Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks; penalty.  VSSA Opposes
  • SB 4020 Concealed handgun permit; disqualifications; assault, assault and battery, sexual battery.  VSSA Opposes
  • SB 4021 Reporting lost or stolen firearms; civil penalty.  VSSA Opposes  
  • SB 4022 Discharging firearm; penalty.  VSSA Neutral
  • SB 4023 Violation of protective order while armed with firearm or other deadly weapon; mandatory minimum.  VSSA Neutral
  • SB 4024 Assault firearms, certain firearm magazines, trigger activators, & silencers; prohibiting sale, etc.  VSSA Opposes

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