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Legislative update for 1-23-23. State senate is Dem controlled, State House is Rep controlled, Gov is Rep.

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Virginia Citizens Defense League
Defending Your Right to Defend Yourself

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 1/23/23

Monday was not a good day for gun-rights in the Democrat controlled Senate Judiciary committee, with the exception of one uncontroversial bill.

All the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary committee (Edwards, Deeds, Saslaw, Lucas, Petersen, Surovell, McClellan, Boysko, Morrissey) voted against your right to self-defense every time except for one uncontroversial bill that passed unanimously. Republican Senator Norment voted against your right to self-defense on two bills.

All the Republican Senators on the committee (Norment, Obenshain, McDougle, Stuart, Stanley, Peake) voted correctly except for the two times that Norment voted with the Democrats. As promised to VCDL, Senator DeSteph withdrew his bill to make carry in hospitals illegal.

Senator Chase was ill today, so her two bills were deferred.

The bills that passed out of committee have started a long journey where there are many opportunities to kill them before they become law. (Gun-control bills that make it out of the Senate should be very vulnerable to defeat in the House.) Those bills are now headed either to the Senate Finance and Appropriations committee or to the Senate Floor for a vote by the whole Senate. The bills that go to Senate Finance, if they make it out, head to the Senate Floor also. Finance only considers whether the state wants to spend money to implement a bill, not whether the bill is a good idea from a policy point of view. Hence, VCDL generally does not attend or speak at bills in Finance.

Status of the bills that were in committee this morning (bill numbers in blue are support and in red are oppose):

Gun-Rights Bills Passed Out of Committee Unanimously

SB 898, Senator Stuart, adds another group that can offer CHP classes (USCCA)


Gun-Control Bills Passed Out of Committee on a 9 to 6 Party Line Vote (Voting wrong: Edwards, Deeds, Saslaw, Lucas, Petersen, Surovell, McClellan, Boysko, Morrissey. Voting correctly: Norment, Obenshain, McDougle, Stuart, Stanley, Peake)

SB 909, Senator Favola, only 21 or older and living elsewhere can hold guns for someone who is temporarily prohibited

SB 1139, Senator Boysko, firearms must be locked up in a home if someone under 18 is present unless the gun is carried on the person. This bill was improved in committee to not require the stored gun to be unloaded and reduces a violation to a Class 4 misdemeanor (up to a $250 fine, no jail time) from a Class 1 (up to a $2,500 fine and up to a year in jail)

SB 1167, Senator Petersen, opens the door to civil lawsuits against the firearms industry

SB 1181, Senator Ebbin, requires unfinished firearms and frames to be serialized, including a chunk of aluminum that can be milled into a frame.

SB 1192, Senator Ebbin, makes carry of an “assault firearm” in most public areas illegal, whether the gun is loaded or not. “Assault firearm” is redefined to include:
  • semi-automatic, centerfire rifles or pistols with a fixed magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds
  • semi-automatic, centerfire rifles that have a detachable magazine of any capacity and at least one of various other features, such as a threaded barrel or pistol grip
  • some pistols with a detachable magazine of any capacity and various other features, such as a threaded barrel
  • some semi-automatic shotguns with a detachable magazine of any capacity or a fixed magazine that holds more than 7 of the shortest rounds for which it is chambered and has various other features
  • any type of shotgun with a magazine that will hold more than 7 of the shortest round for which it is chambered

SB 1382, Senator Deeds, bans both “assault firearms” and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds made after 7/1/2023


Gun-Control Bills Passed Out of Committee on a 10 to 5 Vote (Voting wrong: Norment, Edwards, Deeds, Saslaw, Lucas, Petersen, Surovell, McClellan, Boysko, Morrissey. Voting correctly: Obenshain, McDougle, Stuart, Stanley, Peake)

SB 1484, Senator Deeds, bans guns in public university buildings

SB 1067, Senator Surovell, expands Red Flag law provisions


Gun-Rights Bills Defeated in Committee on a 9 to 6 Party Line Vote (Voting wrong: Edwards, Deeds, Saslaw, Lucas, Petersen, Surovell, McClellan, Boysko, Morrissey. Voting correctly: Norment, Obenshain, McDougle, Stuart, Stanley, Peake)

SB 1236, Senator Obenshain, strengthens the firearm preemption law. This bill was put in at the request of VCDL and we thank Senator Obenshain!


Gun-Control Bills Rolled into Another Gun-Control Bill

SB 918, Senator Morrissey, “assault firearm” ban, magazine ban, carry restrictions rolled into SB 1382

SB 1283, Senator Edwards, expands definition of “assault firearm” and limits to those over 21 rolled into SB 1382


Gun-Control Bills Withdrawn Without a Vote


SB 1489, Senator DeSteph, bans carry in hospitals. VCDL thanks Senator DeSteph for working with us and striking this bill immediately


Gun-Rights Bills Not Heard Today

SB 805, Senator Chase, strengthens the firearm preemption law, not heard today because Senator Chase was out sick

SB 1488, Senator Chase, repeals unconstitutional “Red Flag” law, not heard today because Senator Chase was out sick

The above two bills introduced by Senator Chase could be heard on Wednesday afternoon. We expect another large group of gun bills to be heard in the House on Thursday late afternoon and/or evening. Alerts will go out as soon as we have the details.

If you wish to keep an eye on all the gun bills, use VCDL’s Legislative Tracking System: VCDL's 2023 Legislation Tracking Tool







 

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A little more info on battle pieces.

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Here is a list of all the gun bills introduced in the House

22 gun-rights bills

  • HB 1393, March, Constitutional concealed carry
  • HB 1394, March, repeal of Red Flag law
  • HB 1398, March, allows CHP holders to store a handgun in their motor vehicle on private property that is open to the public even if the property owner has a “no guns” policy
  • HB 1407, Brewer, exempts CHP holders from ban on carry in the Capitol, Capitol Square, General Assembly, and state government property
  • HB 1420, Wiley, Constitutional concealed carry
  • HB 1422, Coyner, adds USCCA to list of organizations that can teach CHP classes
  • HB 1427, LaRock, restores firearms preemption for local parks, permitted events, and community and recreation centers
  • HB 1428, LaRock, repeals restrictions on carrying certain firearms in localities with larger populations
  • HB 1462, Wiley, repeals the 30-day wait to be able to purchase a firearm using a new or renewed drivers license
  • HB 1570, Walker, exempts highway rest areas from the state agency gun ban.
  • HB 1801, Freitas, Constitutional concealed carry
  • HB 1871, P. Scott, make CHPs valid for 10 years, instead of 5 years
  • HB 2228, Wachsmann, clarification that renewing CHP holders do not have to show proof original training was in person
  • HB 2298, Ware, removes switchblade knives from concealed carry restrictions
  • HB 2230, E. Campbell, removes carry ban in places of worship
  • HB 2420, Cordoza, sets a maximum of 90 days for the Virginia State Police to process a non-resident CHP application
  • HB 2421, McGuire, clarifies exactly where guns are prohibited in a building that has a preschool or child day center
  • HB 2449, Ballard, protects CHP information from being turned over to anyone, except for a criminal investigation or prosecution
  • HB 2459, McGuire, takes away sovereign immunity from the State or localities in gun-free zones
  • HB 2460, Fariss, allows state agency employees, with a few exceptions, to store their guns in their vehicles while on state property
  • HB 2464, Freitas, repeals Red Flag law
  • HB 2467, Runion, allows purchase of firearms using identification without a photograph


17 gun-control bills

  • HB 1579, Sullivan, five-year ban on purchase or transport of handguns for two or more motor vehicle or boat DUIs or two or more reckless operation of a boat
  • HB 1585, Sullivan, makes wearing hard body-armor in public illegal
  • HB 1656, Cia, study on effects of “gun violence” on communities
  • HB 1729, Bennett-Parker, requires person holding guns for another who is temporarily prohibited from owning guns be at least 21 and live at a different address
  • HB 1788, Filler-Corn, makes requirement that all new guns after 7/1/2025 have microstamping capabilities
  • HB 1936, Plum, creates a state-funded buy-up program for guns
  • HB 2070, Murphy, makes battery in a dating relationship grounds for losing gun rights for three years
  • HB 2078, Murphy, requires handguns be sold with a locking device
  • HB 2164, D. Scott, removes NRA training from list of training options to get a CHP
  • HB 2227, Murphy, creates a low standard for a civil suit against adults if child kills or injures another
  • HB 2240, Helmer, bans “assault firearms”, suppressors, magazines that hold more than 15 rounds
  • HB 2273, Hayes, mandatory 3-day waiting period for firearms purchase
  • HB 2288, Sickles, expands definition of “assault firearm” and restricts purchase to 21-year-olds and above
  • HB 2350, Simon, requires all firearms in a home with a person under 18 to be locked up, unless carried.
  • HB 2365, Hudson, prohibits firearms in state higher education buildings
  • HB 2407, Williams Graves, requires proof of training within five years to purchase a firearm
  • HB 2456, Williams Graves, bans guns in hospitals
 
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Things a jumping up here.

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Defending Your Right to Defend Yourself

1. Gun bills being heard on Thursday in House subcommittee
2. Great news! Lynchburg just reduced CHP fees!
3. Article: Dems in rural Virginia rebrand as 2A champions, but there is one big problem
4. Traveler’s Guides have shipped!
5. Article: Senate committee advances gun bills, including AWB
6. VCDL president interview on WCHV in Charlottesville
7. Shocker: Democrat run cities have highest homicide rates
8. 61% of U.S. counties are 2A Sanctuaries! [VIDEO]
9. Article: gun laws have disproportionate impact on black communities
10. LTE: Semi-automatic weapon advocates are ‘selfish’
11. Senator Feinstein files yet another “assault weapon” ban
12. No big deal if government loses their guns?
13. [IA] Homeowner shoots home invader to protect 10-year-old son
14. [FL] To protect his girlfriend, man shoots carjacker


1. Gun bills being heard on Thursday in House subcommittee


Here is the subcommittee information with agenda items for Thursday:
Virginia House of Delegates Committee Agendas

NOTE: All the gun-control bills in the House have now been assigned to a committee, but not all the gun-rights bills have been assigned. However, there is one more meeting of the Public Safety subcommittee next week (February 2), so the remaining bills should get assigned as that date gets closer. VCDL will let you know once those bills are headed to a committee.

Here are the bills that have not yet been assigned a committee:

HB 1393, March, Constitutional Carry.
HB 1420, Wiley, Constitutional Carry.
HB 1801, Freitas, Constitutional Carry.

HB 2421, McGuire, clarifies the exact parts of a preschool or a child day care center where guns are prohibited. Very important bill, especially for churches that have such facilities.

HB 1394, March, repeals Virginia’s Red Flag law.
HB 2464, Freitas, repeals Virginia’s Red Flag law.

HB 2449, Ballard, protects CHP information from disclosure to anyone, unless part of an investigation or prosecution. The FBI was trying to get a copy of the entire CHP database from another state but was denied.

HB 2459, McGuire, state or localities wave sovereign immunity if someone is hurt in a state or local government gun-free zone.

HB 1398, March, allows a person to leave a handgun in a locked vehicle on private property if that property is open to the public, but bans carry of firearms.


2. Great news! Lynchburg just reduced CHP fees!


Lynchburg City Councilman Jeff Helgeson just told me that effective immediately the fee for a CHP in the City has been reduced from $50 to $15! Jeff put in the proposal for the fee reduction and we thank him!

Congratulations, Lynchburg!


3. Article: Dems in rural Virginia rebrand as 2A champions, but there is one big problem


Democrats in rural Virginia county rebrand themselves as 2A champions, but there's one big problem


4. Traveler’s Guides have shipped!


All orders for the new "Traveler's Guide to the Firearm Laws of 50 States" have shipped.

They were received on the 18th and went to the Post Office on the 19th. Some of them have already been delivered and most of the remainder should have made it to mailboxes on Monday the 23rd.

For those that used this as an opportunity to make an additional donation to VCDL - Thank You!


5. Article: Senate committee advances gun bills, including AWB


VCDL quoted.

https://richmond.com/news/state-and...cle_a8dde6b0-9b57-11ed-bb7a-63bdf1ec2687.html


6. VCDL president interview on WCHV in Charlottesville


011623 @107wchv @VCDL_org Lobby Day w/ Philip Van Cleave - WCHV's Joe Thomas' "Morning Catch Up" Podcast


7. Shocker: Democrat run cities have highest homicide rates


Defunding the police; restricting the police; letting violent criminals out of jail early; low or no bail; restricting where citizens can carry; etc., what could possibly go wrong?

Atlanta, Baltimore, Detroit: Study shows Democrat-run cities have highest homicide rates


8. 61% of U.S. counties are 2A Sanctuaries! [VIDEO]




9. Article: gun laws have disproportionate impact on black communities


Sadly, for gun-controllers that is a net positive. Remember the history of gun control in the U.S. and who it was meant to control.

Gun Laws Have Disproportionate Impact on Black Communities


10. LTE: Semi-automatic weapon advocates are ‘selfish’


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, gun controllers are a hoot!

Mr. White says we are “selfish” if we want to own a semi-automatic firearm to protect ourselves! Don’t we know that criminals use semi-automatic firearms to murder people?

Uh, Mr. White, that’s exactly why we want to carry semi-automatics!

Mr. White, of course, misreads the 2A to apply only to government militias, not noticing that the 2A says “the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms will not be infringed”, not “the right of the MILITIA.” He then ties semi-automatic firearms to January 6, 2020, ignoring that the only people with semi-automatic firearms on that day were the government. And not to forget the kitchen sink, he even brings Jesus into his diatribe!

Like I said, they are a hoot!

Semi-automatic weapon advocates are ‘selfish’


11. Senator Feinstein files yet another “assault weapon” ban


Feinstein’s bill would not have changed a thing in the recent batch of public mass-shootings in California. California already gets an “A” rating from gun-control groups. But it isn’t about crime, is it?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Introduces Bill to Ban 205 'Assault Weapons'


12. No big deal if government loses their guns?


A Watchdog Finds Missing Guns, Other Issues With the Federal Government’s Firearm Donation Program


13. [IA] Homeowner shoots home invader to protect 10-year-old son


Guns saving lives:

https://www.theblaze.com/news/armed-intruder-breaks-into-home-iowa


14. [FL] To protect his girlfriend, man shoots carjacker


Guns being used to save lives:

Man Reportedly Shoots And Kills Suspect Trying To Carjack His Girlfriend Outside Florida Bar







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