VA-ALERT: Legislative Update 2/19/09!


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February 19, 2009, 10:19 PM
VA-ALERT: Legislative Update 2/19/09!



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From: Philip Van Cleave
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 9:25 PM
Subject: VA-ALERT: Legislative Update 2/19/09!

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1. Good night for gun owners in subcommittee!
2. UK documentary today

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1. Good night for gun owners in subcommittee!
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Tonight was an excellent one for gun owners in the House of
Delegates. The Militia, Police and Public Safety subcommittee #1 took
up the following bills:

SB 1035, Senator Hanger's restaurant ban repeal. Delegates Griffith
and Lingamfelter, with Senator Hanger's consent, took the notification
provision out of the restaurant ban. So under the modified bill, a
CHP holder could just walk into a restaurant carrying concealed and
simply go about his business. The bill PASSED out of subcommittee.

Voting pro-gun:

Wright, Griffith, Lingamfelter, Nutter

Voting anti-gun:

Poisson

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SB 1166, Senator Watkin's bill to raise the background check tax for
firearms from $2 to $5 was DEFEATED! Thanks to Delegate Lingamfelter
for taking the lead on killing the bill.

Voting pro-gun:

Wright, Griffith, Lingamfelter, Nutter

Voting anti-gun

Poisson

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SB 1254, Senator Marsh's bill to require out of state permit holders
with photo-ids to show yet another photo-id to a police officer.
Marsh didn't show up and the bill was left on the table (KILLED).

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SB 1383, Senator Stolle's bill to repeal Virginia's silence law,
allowing federal law to rule, PASSED unanimously out of subcommittee.

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SB 1528, Senator Cuccinelli's bill to allow for on-line training for
CHP permits PASSED out of subcommittee.

Voting for the bill:

Wright, Griffith, Lingamfelter, Nutter

Voting against the bill (who else?):

Poisson

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2. UK documentary today
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I was interviewed today for a documentary called "32," which is being
done by a college group from the United Kingdom. After the interview
I took the four of them to a local gun range, gave them a quick course
on gun safety, and we shot a Glock 9 MM. Only one of the four had
shot before, and that was a shotgun. The one who was filming didn't
shoot.

Everyone had a great time.

Shooting is fun, let's face it.

They also taped me speaking at the subcommittee hearing in item #1,
above.

Earlier in the week, they spent some time with anti-gunners in NoVA.

Hopefully I gave them a good view of our side of the issue.



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