Virginia Senate Wastes No Time Targeting Second Amendment Rights

Eric Scheiner | January 14, 2020
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The Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee wasted no time in passing a series of gun control bills as their first order of business on Monday.

Hundreds of Second Amendment supporters showed up in Richmond to testify against the gun control measures, but their message seemed to fall on deaf ears.

Among the measures passed by the committee:

Senate Bill 69 commonly referred to as “one-gun-a-month bill,” imposing an arbitrary one gun limit on an individual’s right to lawfully purchase a handgun within 30 days.

Senate Bill 35  allows localities to create new “gun free zones” and allows firearms to be restricted at government events.  The measure essentially ends Virginia’s firearm preemption laws.

Senate Bill 70 bans many sales and transfers between private individuals without paying fees and obtaining government permission.  Firearm sales between friends, neighbors, or fellow hunters, would not be exempted.  

Senate Bill 240 creates “Red Flag” rules allowing for the removal of a person’s personal property before due process, calling for a hearing after gun confiscation orders are executed.

These measures all move forward even though over 100 counties and cities in the state have declared themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries.”

Democrats have vowed to use their majority to impose new anti-Second Amendment measures.

h/t WVTR

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