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or Virginia Citizens Defense League. State level NRA type organization-- but a bit more right wing and dedicated. From the daily email they send me.

Same type organization at the one related here.

Nemo

http://vcdl.org/

Five Fast Gun Reforms President Trump Will Sign Into Law

President-Elect Donald Trump stunned the world last night with a commanding upset victory over the heavy favorite, Democrat Hillary Clinton. In addition to Trump’s victory in the contest to be the 45th President of the United States, the National Rifle Association’s five million members helped retain control of the Senate by backing victorious GOP contenders in Florida, Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina, and Wisconsin (at this time, New Hampshire’s Senate contest between Kelly Ayotte (R) and Maggie Hassan (D) remains too close to call). The House also remains comfortably under the control of the GOP.

The NRA pumped more money into Trump’s election than any super-PAC, and Trump has a reputation for standing by his allies.

Here are five fast gun law reforms President Trump and his Republican House and Senate can make.

Ending Gun-Free Zones On Military Bases

President Trump will have the authority to executive authority to pass an executive order allowing the United States military to carry firearms on duty. Our domestic military bases and facilities have been the site of numerous terror attacks and mass shootings. Trump can reverse that with the stroke of a pen. He would also apparently have the authority to end firearm bans on other federal property, but there are so many laws and regulations that I don’t want to make that claim prematurely.

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

There is significant momentum towards establishing national concealed carry reciprocity in all 50 states. President Trump, working with a Republican-controlled House and Senate, should be able to get this passed into law within the first 90 days. There are four different bills to choose from in the House and Senate.

Legalizing Silencers

Making a hearing safety device criminal was one of the dumbest things ever done under the Administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt… and that’s saying a lot. The Hearing Protection Act is already written and has co-sponsors. It should be passed within the first 60 days of President Trump’s administration, which is a blessing to high-volume shooters such as myself who would like to better protect our hearing.

NICS Background Check Reform

Gun control supporters want a “universal†background checks on all gun purchases in order to create a de facto gun registry… and that’s just not going to happen. What is going to happen is that President Trump, the House, and Senate are going to work on legislation to close the gaping holes in the existing background check system so that it is more effective, ensuring better and more accurate updating of prohibited persons. This will likely run in conjunction with mental health reform to both help people in crisis obtain the help they need, and ensure that fears of losing their Second Amendment rights won’t keep people from seeking help for a temporary but important mental health crisis. [PVC: !! We need to watch this particular reform very, very, very carefully. There is too much room for mischief.]

Allow Importation of Collectable Historical Firearms

President Obama has stymied the importation of historically significant firearms provided to allies after the Second World War and the Korean War through executive orders. The Collectible Firearms Protection Act will allow the reimportation of hundreds of thousand of M1 Garands, M1 Carbines, and M1911 pistols.

These are five laws that a Republican Congress and President Trump can pass within the first 90-180 days, but they are not the only laws being considered.
 

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National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

There is significant momentum towards establishing national concealed carry reciprocity in all 50 states. President Trump, working with a Republican-controlled House and Senate, should be able to get this passed into law within the first 90 days. There are four different bills to choose from in the House and Senate.
National reciprocity, yes. A federally issued license, no (to avoid a centralized federal database of [most] gun owners). The states should be responsible for issuing their carry licenses with national recognition available just like it is now with drivers licenses. There also has to be recognition for open carry nationally based on whether states permit it or not.
 

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National reciprocity, yes. A federally issued license, no (to avoid a centralized federal database of [most] gun owners). The states should be responsible for issuing their carry licenses with national recognition available just like it is now with drivers licenses. There also has to be recognition for open carry nationally based on whether states permit it or not.
I'm not a big fan of putting the responsibility for national reciprocity in the hands of the Feds for the above reasons.

But it sure would be nice to see the reaction from those folks in New Jersey and NYC! :lol:

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What happens when certain states not wanting us "outsiders" coming in and carrying there suddenly add a bunch of places to their off-limits list? Or make printing illegal? Or give any kind of anti-gun sign, even the smallest ones, the weight of law, with heavy fines and big jail time?

What good would carry be if you can't carry without worrying about such traps?

Trust me - California, NY, Connecticut, Maryland, D.C., and NJ for sure would do these things.
 

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What happens when certain states not wanting us "outsiders" coming in and carrying there suddenly add a bunch of places to their off-limits list? Or make printing illegal? Or give any kind of anti-gun sign, even the smallest ones, the weight of law, with heavy fines and big jail time?
Of course that's what will happen. Then some activist group and/or individual, or even better, the federal government, files a civil lawsuit for rights deprivation against the state and jails and/or fines some high level state official for it.

No one said it wouldn't get froggy! :lol:
 

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For those interested. Email I received from VCDL headquarters today. Keep your ear open for that Freitas name. I anticipate he will be on Repub ticket for Warner's Senate seat come election time next year.

Nemo

THIS YEAR'S LAST GUN-CONTROL BILL JUST BIT THE DUST

Your emails and phone calls paid off - SB 1321, Senator Hanger's bill that would have banned a provider of Licensed Day Home from having a firearm on their person for self-defense, was DEFEATED in the Militia, Police and Public Safety subcommittee #1 by a 6 to 0 vote! That was it for bad bills this year.

That same subcommittee passed out 2 pro-gun bills and so did the full committee earlier today:

SB 1012, Senator Chase, allows fire and EMS personnel to carry for self-defense. Passed subcommittee by a 4 to 2 vote and full committee by an 11 to 10 vote.

SB 1179, Senator Stuart, allows members of the military who are domiciled in Virginia, but stationed out-of-state, to be able to apply for a resident CHP in the county where they are domiciled. Passed subcommittee by a 6 to 0 vote and full committee by an 18 to 1 vote.

SIX PRO-GUN BILLS ARE STILL ALIVE

HB 1656, Delegate Cole, private and religious schools can have armed security officers. On Governor's desk.

HB 2253, Delegate Pogge, requires State Police to process non-resident CHPs in 90 days. In route to Governor's desk.

HB 2548, Delegate Rush, requires information on firearms rights restoration be available to police in the field 24 hours a day. In route to Governor's desk.

SB 1012, Senator Chase, allows fire and EMS personnel to carry for self-defense. Headed to House Floor for a vote.

SB 1024, Senator Black, repeals the code section requiring "good and sufficient reason" to carry in a church during a service. Awaiting a hearing in the House Rules committee. We are watching this bill very carefully.

SB 1179, Senator Stuart, allows members of the military who are domiciled in Virginia, but stationed out-of-state, to be able to apply for a resident CHP in the county where they are domiciled. Headed to House Floor for a vote.

THANKS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE MILITIA, POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY SUBCOMMITTEE #1 WHO SUPPORTED OUR RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS

Special thanks to the following Delegates for their steadfast defense of our right to keep and bear arms this session in the all-important House Militia, Police and Public Safety subcommittee #1. They took on a very tough task of killing a multitude of gun-control bills and did so unblinkingly:

* Delegate Tommy Wright (chairman of the Militia, Police and Public Safety committee)

* Delegate Matt Fariss (subcommittee #1 chairman)

* Delegate Nick Freitas

* Delegate Mike Webert

* Delegate Jeff Campbell
 

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going back to the original November 2016 post which featured a discussion of five gun law reforms that President Donald Trump is expected to push for and happily sign into effect, let's see where they stand today, in early 2019.

SERVICE MEMBERS ALLOWED TO CARRY ON MILITARY BASES:
Trump has taken no action on this. He talked about it a few times, but it appears that nobody other than Donald Trump and the gun rights community (us) is interested in this, so it will not happen.

Unless you are in the military police and on duty, or serving in the danger zone where there's an actual shooting war going on nearby, you cannot have a functioning firearm and ammunition with you for self-defense when you're on military property.

National concealed carry reciprocity :

Trump stoped talking about this the moment he got elected. He didn't even pay lip service to this agenda item during his speech to the NRA at the annual convention in Atlanta. He has taken no action on this, and the Republican Congress hasn't either. It's dead.

HEARING PROTECTION ACT-- NFA rollback on silencer restictions:

Again, Trump has not lifted a finger or said one word in support of this law. A bill was drafted and put in committee in Congress, and it died there. Mainstream "swamp dwelling" GOP Senators and Representatives are not interested in making it easier or less expensive to have a sound suppressor to save your hearing. Trump is not going to push this, and it will go nowhere.

BETTER N.I.C.S. Instant background checks. Close gaps and loopholes in database :
I'm not sure about the status of this one. Does anybody else know?

ALLOW RE-IMPORT OF WWII ERA MILITARY SURPLUS GUNS that had been lent to other countries to help them fight the Cold War:


I think Trump did this. The CMP has obtained and is now selling off huge numbers of 1911 pistols, M1 Garands, and M1 carbines coming from Turkey, the Philippines, and South Korea.

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So, that's 1 out if 5 gun-related campaign promises kept.

since closing the background check gaps and loopholes is not really an expansion of gun rights, but simply better enforcement of a gun control law, let's say that there were four (4) pro-gun initiatives on the table.
Out of those, he has successfully completed one (1) after 3 full years in office.
 

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You can blame McMonnell for the HPA and the NCRA not getting through He is the one that took them out of a bill sent up from the house saying those should stand alone on their own separate bills. The BGC loophole fix I have no idea where it went. I don't think it has ever been brought up in the house or the senate. The only fix I am aware of is NICS on all gun sales so private ales must go through an FFL.
 
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