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Old January 21, 2021, 03:33 PM   #1
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Va gun control bills heard tomorrow, contact your delegate!

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Click link to send a pre-written, but editable, email to your Delegate (system automatically figures out who that is based on your address). It also will give you the phone number for your Delegate. Please email AND call them. Five gun-control bills are headed to committee tomorrow (Friday) and one is headed to the House floor.

https://igniteadvocacy.com/go/oppose...-and-hb2295/84
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Old January 21, 2021, 04:44 PM   #2
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If there is a problem with site, you can use this link https://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov

Here are the bills:
HB1909 - School Boards are offices with adult workers in them, just like thousands of offices across the Commonwealth. It makes no sense to treat them as if they were a school with children in them.

HB1992 - This bill expands the number of things that qualify as misdemeanor domestic violence beyond what the federal government uses to take away gun rights. There is no provision to restore rights in the bill and it would create a lifetime ban on gun ownership for a mere misdemeanor. From a gun-rights perspective under this bill, the person charged would be better off seriously harming the other person and getting a felony conviction, from which their gun-rights could eventually be restored.

HB2128 - This bill could make a person wait up to five business days for a background check approval, which would take more pressure off the government to do a timely background check. The promise to gun owners is that the background check system is supposed to be an INSTANT CHECK, not a five-day waiting period check, which, with weekends/holidays could be up to NINE-days in realtime. The current three days is more than sufficient.

HB2276 - This bill was written without a clear understanding of the current law on homemade guns for a person's own use, which has been legal since America's founding. Besides banning personally-made guns completely, the bill makes the owners of such guns instant criminals, even if the owner had applied directly to the ATF for a serial number and put the serial number on the gun.

HB2295 - A solution in search of a problem. There has been no events that justify stripping the very people represented by the General Assembly of their right to self-defense. Citizens have been carrying on Capitol grounds and buildings for years responsibly and without incident.
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Old January 27, 2021, 07:11 AM   #3
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Update and action required!

HB1992, Murphy, takes away gun rights for a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction and it expands what is considered "domestic violence." This bill is being heard on Wednesday, January 27, at 1 pm.

To take action, click https://igniteadvocacy.com/go/oppose-hb1992-/96
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Old January 27, 2021, 07:47 AM   #4
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Most states take your guns if convicted of domestic violence. I’m surprised this is something new in Va. What have they been doing?
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Old January 27, 2021, 12:16 PM   #5
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Most states take your guns if convicted of domestic violence. I’m surprised this is something new in Va. What have they been doing?
Federal law takes away your gun rights for conviction of misdemeanor domestic violence. I think the point here is that Virginia is proposing to expend the definition of what constitutes domestic violence to encompass more than the existing laws include.
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