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HB 1447 Firearms, loaded; carrying in public while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

Introduced by: Mark D. Sickles | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Carrying loaded firearms in public while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs; penalties. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs to carry a loaded firearm on or about his person in a public place and that a person found guilty of such act is ineligible to apply for a concealed handgun permit for a period of five years. Current law provides that such prohibition applies only to persons permitted to carry a concealed handgun.

By |2020-01-22T06:17:06-05:00January 22nd, 2020|2nd Amendment|Comments Off on HB 1447 Firearms, loaded; carrying in public while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

HB 1723 Firearm safety.

Introduced by: Glenn R. Davis | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Firearm safety. Designates the last full week in September each year as Firearm Safety Awareness Week in Virginia. The bill also creates a sales tax holiday the last weekend in September for firearm safety items.

By |2020-01-17T18:46:04-05:00January 17th, 2020|2nd Amendment|Comments Off on HB 1723 Firearm safety.

HB 1689 Limitations on laws regarding the control of firearms.

Introduced by: Ronnie R. Campbell | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Limitations on laws regarding the control of firearms. Provides that any law, executive order, administrative regulation, local ordinance, or court order shall be considered an unlawful infringement on the right of the people to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by Article I, Section 13 of the Constitution of Virginia and the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States if such law, order, regulation, ordinance, or order (i) imposes any tax, fee, or stamp on any firearm, ammunition, or firearm component; (ii) requires the registration of any firearm, ammunition, or firearm component; (iii) requires any person to register as an owner of a firearm, ammunition, or firearms component; (iv) prohibits any person from possessing, using, or transferring a firearm who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm; or (v) requires any person to surrender his firearm, ammunition, or firearm component who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm. The bill also provides that any person who knowingly deprives or attempts to deprive another person of such other person's right to keep and bear arms by enforcing any law, executive order, administrative regulation, local ordinance, or court order that unlawfully infringes on a person's right to keep and bear arms, even acting under the color of any state law, shall be liable for an unlawful deprivation of a person's constitutional rights and such injured person

By |2020-01-19T13:06:10-05:00January 17th, 2020|2nd Amendment, Tier #1 OPPOSE|Comments Off on HB 1689 Limitations on laws regarding the control of firearms.

HB 1687 Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund and Grant Program; firearm and ammunition tax.

Introduced by: Sam Rasoul | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund and Grant Program; firearm and ammunition tax. Establishes the Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund (the Fund), to be administered by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department), to distribute grants to localities and organizations for the purpose of improving public health and safety by supporting effective violence reduction initiatives in communities that are disproportionately impacted

By |2020-01-19T10:57:28-05:00January 17th, 2020|2nd Amendment, New Taxes/Fees|Comments Off on HB 1687 Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund and Grant Program; firearm and ammunition tax.

SB 1009 Firearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; regulation of weapons.

Introduced by: Amanda F. Chase | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Firearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; regulation of weapons; waiver of sovereign immunity. Provides that (i) if the Commonwealth designates any property owned by it as a firearm-free zone or (ii) if any locality designates such locality or any part of such locality as a firearm-free zone, the Commonwealth or such locality waives its sovereign immunity as it relates to any injuries sustained by persons lawfully present in such firearm-free zone. The bill further provides that, if the Commonwealth or a locality adopts any ordinance, rule, policy, or regulation regulating weapons, the Commonwealth or locality assumes an affirmative duty to protect invitees lawfully on the premises of the Commonwealth or locality and establishes a waiver of sovereign immunity for any governmental entity or official responsible for such regulation.

By |2020-01-19T13:05:00-05:00January 17th, 2020|2nd Amendment, Local Gov't, Tier #1 SUPPORT|Comments Off on SB 1009 Firearm-free zones designated by the Commonwealth or a locality; regulation of weapons.

SB 958 Carrying dangerous weapon to place of religious worship.

Introduced by: Amanda F. Chase | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Carrying dangerous weapon to place of religious worship. Repeals the statutory prohibition on carrying a gun, pistol, bowie knife, dagger, or other dangerous weapon, without good and sufficient reason, to a place of worship while a meeting for religious purposes is being held at such place.

By |2020-01-15T14:33:57-05:00January 14th, 2020|2nd Amendment, Tier #1 SUPPORT|Comments Off on SB 958 Carrying dangerous weapon to place of religious worship.

HB 1510 Carrying weapon into building owned or used by the Commonwealth or political subdivision thereof.

Introduced by: Delores L. McQuinn | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Carrying weapon into building owned or used by the Commonwealth or political subdivision thereof; penalty. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for a first or second offense for a person to transport any (i) gun or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile or projectile of any kind; (ii) frame, receiver, muffler, silencer, missile, projectile, or ammunition designed for use with a dangerous weapon; or (iii) other dangerous weapon into a building owned or used by the Commonwealth or any agency or political subdivision thereof for governmental purposes. The bill provides exceptions for law-enforcement officers, conservators of the peace, magistrates, court officers, judges, city or county treasurers, commissioners or deputy commissioners of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission, authorized security personnel, and active military personnel while in the conduct of such individuals' official

By |2020-01-15T14:50:07-05:00January 12th, 2020|2nd Amendment, Tier #1 OPPOSE|Comments Off on HB 1510 Carrying weapon into building owned or used by the Commonwealth or political subdivision thereof.

HB 1502 Handguns; limitation on purchases, penalty.

Introduced by: Jeion A. Ward | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Purchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and establishes such an offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exempts from this provision (i) persons who have been issued a certificate by the Department of State Police under certain circumstances and with an enhanced background check, (ii) law-enforcement agencies and officers, (iii) state and local correctional facilities, (iv) licensed private security companies, (v) persons who hold a valid Virginia concealed handgun permit, (vi) persons whose handgun has been stolen or irretrievably lost or who are trading in a handgun, (vii) purchases of handguns in a private sale, and (viii) purchases of antique firearms.

By |2020-01-15T14:52:12-05:00January 12th, 2020|2nd Amendment, Tier #1 OPPOSE|Comments Off on HB 1502 Handguns; limitation on purchases, penalty.

HB 1499 Virginia Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund; created.

Introduced by: Jeffrey M. Bourne | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund. Establishes the Virginia Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund to be administered by the Department of Criminal Justice Services for the purpose of supporting gun violence intervention and prevention programs, including street outreach, hospital-based violence intervention, and group violence intervention programs.

By |2020-01-12T14:46:43-05:00January 12th, 2020|2nd Amendment, New "Funds"|Comments Off on HB 1499 Virginia Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund; created.