Virginia: Very unfortunate results from committee hearings

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Unfortunately, almost all of Governor Northam’s ambitious gun reform bills failed immediately in Republican committees. Apparently, NRA members called their legislative representatives and those interested in gun sensible laws didn’t make as many calls.

The bills:

  • 👍Senate Bill 1163 passed. It is moving on to the Senate Finance Committee. It would have banned devices that can increase the rate of fire of assault weapons.
  • 👍Senate Bill 1084 failed. It would have enforced storage requirements on weapons.
  • 👍Senate Bill 1096 failed. It would have enforced penalties on adults who let children use guns.
  • 👍Senate Bill 1162 failed. It would have restricted gun sales to those 21 and over.
  • 👍Senate Bill 1454 failed. It would have required private sales of guns go through an authorized dealer for the purpose of background checks.
  • 👍Senate Bill 1303 failed. It would have allowed towns and cities to prevent people from bringing guns to local government meetings
  • 👍Senate Bill 1324 failed. It would have required the reporting of lost or stolen guns.
  • 👍Senate Bill 1446 failed. It would have limited handgun purchases to one every 30-days.
  • 👍Senate Bill 1458 failed. It was “red flag” type of law allowing guns to be removed from someone the courts deem to be dangerous.
  • 👍Senate Bill 1473 failed. It would have allowed officials to restrict guns from being at public events such as protests.
  • 👍Senate Bill 1482 failed. It would have added two counties to those that require concealed weapons permits.
  • 👍House Bill 1654 passed. It would have added several jurisdictions where concealed weapons permits are required for rifles and assault weapons.
  • 👍House Bill 1856 could be brought up again. It would have allowed libraries to keep guns out.
  • 👍House Bill 1992 failed. It would have allowed local communities to enact their own gun sensible ordinances.
  • 👍House Bill 1644 failed. It would have required the theft or loss of guns to be reported.
  • 👍House Bill 1691 failed. It would have banned the making of guns that use undetectable materials.
  • 👍House Bill 1763 failed. It would have allowed for a process of reporting of and the removal of guns from individuals who shouldn’t them.
  • 👍House Bill 1956 failed. It would have allowed for the restriction of guns from public events such as protests.
  • 👍House Bill 1957 failed. It would have allowed courts to restrict guns from households with children who are status offender.
  • 👍House Bill 2244 failed. It would have restricted guns from additional misdemeanor offenders.
  • 👍House Bill 2285 failed. It would penalize adults who allowed children to use guns.
  • 👍House Bill 2399 failed. It would have allowed the State Police 5 days to complete a background check instead of the current end of business day.
  • 👍House Bill 2479 failed. It would have prevented private weapons sales.
  • 👍House Bill 2492 failed. It would have outlawed assault weapons and magazines that hold more than 10 bullets.
  • 👍House Bill 2604 failed. It would have restricted handgun purchases to 1 a month.