The 2020 VA General Assembly session had ended, and there has been a lot of propaganda from far-left media outlets saying Northam unequivocally got gun control passed. In reality, thanks to lobby day and our bombardment of email and voicemail boxes of lawmakers, we got major concessions on every single piece of Northam’s prosed gun control. Let’s take a look through each one:
“Assault” Weapons Bans: This was most certainly our biggest victory of all. Gun registration and confiscation bills SB16 and HB961 were killed, though HB961 did advance the House of Delegates, which will help GOP efforts in unseating them. The 10-5 vote in Senete committee on HB961 was to shelve the bill, not kill it, so we must return next year to say no!
Universal Background checks: The governor demanded universal background checks on all gun transfers whatsoever. Gun owners won a significant victory getting universal background checks limited just to gun sales.
Reinstating gun rationing law: Gun owners were able to get VA one-handgun-a-month bill to exclude CHP holders, even though they were not in the original bill!
Requiring reporting of lost and stolen firearms within 24 hours: Gun owners were able to get the deadline extended from 24 to 48 hours.
“Red Flag” Laws- Gun owners were able to get requirements for law enforcement to get a warrant, and offered punishments for false allegations. Though this is a victory, you should still pressure your sheriff to sign the... Read the rest of Letters to Rob: Unknown writes
Albemarle County is one of the few localities left that hasn't even considered voting on a Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance. It's important for supporters of the 2nd Amendment to show up so the Board can see that we haven't given up. The point is to be a visible source of pressure. Also, there will be two new supervisors on the Board at this upcoming meeting. They are NOT voting on anything 2A-related, nor is the issue on the agenda to my knowledge. But the meeting is open to public comment, so you are welcome to sign up to speak. If anyone wants to sign up to speak, you can sign up online up to 3 hours BEFORE the meeting at: http://www.albemarle.org/bosspeakers/06:00 PMLane Auditorium, 2nd Floor Albemarle County Office Building 401 McIntire Road Charlottesville, VA 229026:00 PM