The Virginia Restaurant Ban Repeal Bill Clears House Committee!!!


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February 19, 2008, 01:47 PM
THE VIRGINIA RESTAURANT BAN REPEAL BILL CLEARS HOUSE COMMITTEE!!!

MORE GREAT WORK BY THE VCDL!:):)

Senator Hanger's restaurant ban repeal, SB 476, passed out of the FULL House Militia, Police and Public Safety committee today by a 16 to 5 vote!!

The bill is now on its way to the Floor of the House and we should know its fate in the House by Friday!

As expected, the antis railed against the bill. The Virginia Restaurant Association (VRA) railed against the bill. But the committee was having none of it.

The VRA are hypocrites, BTW. The VRA wants the restaurant owner, and not the government, to set a restaurant's smoking policies. But the VRA then speaks out of the other side of its mouth saying that they want government, and NOT the restaurant owner, to set the restaurant's firearms policies. Which is it, VRA? The owner decides policies or the government does?

Delegate Morgan Griffith did a superb job of carrying the bill for Senator Hanger, who was delayed in getting to the meeting. The antis and the VRA lobbyist were grilled on their illogical reasoning and not given a free pass to say things that were flat out wrong or misleading.

Honorable mention for helping with the debate also goes to Delegates Janis, Kilgore, and Athey.

If any of the following Delegates represent you, be sure to take a few minutes to thank them for their support of SB 476 with a call or email:

Sherwood, Griffith, Kilgore, Wright, Carrico, Lingamfelter, Nutter, Athey, Janis, Cline, Gilbert, Poindexter, Merricks, Shuler, Lewis, Bowling

Voting against your rights:

Jim Scott, Barlow, Paula Miller, Poisson, Tyler

Delegate Moran didn't vote.

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The vehicle carry in a locked container bill clears committee!!!

Senator Vogel's locked container bill, SB 436, cleared the FULL House Militia, Police and Public Safety committee today by a 17 to 4 vote!!

The bill is now on its way to the Floor of the House and we should know its fate in the House by Friday!

The State Police (VASP) spoke against the bill, saying that more guns would be in stolen cars (they really did try to argue that with a straight face). The committee grilled the VASP spokesman and he had to admit that many of his arguments were specious. For example, the VASP spokesman said that officers wouldn't know if a car had a gun in it if the gun could be locked away out of sight. When he was asked if the police don't assume that every car has a gun in it anyway, he had to admit that they do teach their officers to make such an assumption.

Alice Mountjoy, spokeswoman for the latest reincarnation of anti-gun Virginians Against Handgun Violence, inadvertently did a great job in making a good case for the bill to pass! Thanks, Alice! The committee chair asked her to please be brief, but Alice droned on and on. At one point Alice totally misquoted Senator Vogel to the point that Senator Vogel went to the microphone to set the record straight!

Oh, and then Delegate Janis asked Alice a question about how transporting guns is handled in surrounding states and Alice disrespectfully told Delegate Janis that his question didn't matter because we were talking about Virginia! Nothing like being disrespectful to make your point.

Antis truly have anger-management issues.

If any of the following Delegates represent you, be sure to take a few minutes to thank them for their support of SB 436 with a call or email:

Sherwood, Griffith, Kilgore, Wright, Carrico, Lingamfelter, Nutter, Athey, Janis, Cline, Gilbert, Poindexter, Merricks, Barlow, Shuler, Lewis, Bowling

Voting against your rights:

Jim Scott, Paula Miller, Poisson, Tyler

Delegate Moran didn't vote.

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Paula Miller tried to tell me last year that she is NOT anti-gun. I sure haven't seen a voting record to back up her assertions.

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The following pro-gun bills passed the Senate today. HB 873 had a minor change and will go back to the House Floor for a final up or down vote. HB 529 heads to the Governor's desk for a signature:

HB 529, Delegate Pogge's bill to allow CHPs to be reissued with a change of address and also makes CHP renewals run sequentially from the ending day on the person's old permit.

HB 873, Delegate Johnson's bill that clarifies that training for a CHP never expires.

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Great work, VCDL! However, the fight is far from over. Please be ready for a huge push to lobby the Governor in a few days.

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chris in va
February 20, 2008, 06:27 PM
I hope Kaine veto'es 476 now the little technicality has been added.

bossgs4
February 3, 2009, 02:45 PM
The only thing Kaine is going to do for the next year is his "part-time' work as chair of the DNC.

Notice how the VA budget has gone to hell in a handbasket since all he's been doing is stalling VA State Executions and campaigning for Obama since 2006.

IMHO Kaine is a one-eyed political climber who could give a RAT'S A$$ about the Commonwealth of Virginia !

uh-oh
February 3, 2009, 03:15 PM
Time to call Weaselface's office and tell him NOT to veto.

devildog66
February 4, 2009, 07:16 AM
The bill has cleared the Virginia Senate and will no go through the House. All Virginians who want this bill to succeed need to ensure that they contact their rep to let them know of their position. Simple way to follow and support is through the VCDL.

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