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1. Urgent Action Item: Contact Senate to OPPOSE SB 1250!
2. Status of legislation that is moving
3. Help Needed! Roanoke Gun Show on February 6 and 7
1. Urgent Action Item: Contact Senate to OPPOSE SB 1250!SB 1250, introduced by Senator Creigh Deeds, requires a background check be run before a person can rent a gun at a range. SB 1250 does not have any kind of limit on how long a person might have to wait for that background check - minutes, hours, days? What if the background check system is down?

Click here to send a pre-written message to your senator to oppose SB 1250.

2. Status of legislation that is moving


HB 2081 - prohibits firearms within 40 feet of a polling place - is on the House Floor and up for a vote on Monday. Voting pro-gun in committee: 

Orrock, O'Quinn, Head, Rush, Adams, L.R., Bloxom, McGuire, Walker, Runion
Voting anti-gun in committee: Simon, Price, Sickles, Rasoul, Krizek, Levine, Adams, D.M., VanValkenburg, Convirs-Fowler, Reid, Askew, Simonds, Mundon King

HB 1909 - allows school boards to ban guns in their buildings - is on its way to the House Floor for a vote next week
Voting pro-gun in committee: Wright, Robinson, Wilt, Fariss, Rush, Davis, Campbell, R.R., Batten
Voting anti-gun in committee: Hope, Bourne, Plum, Kory, Lopez, Rasoul, Price, Levine, Helmer, Cole, J.G., Jenkins, Coyner, Williams Graves, Mundon King

HB 1992 - takes away a person's firearm rights forever for a conviction on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge - is on its way to the House Floor for a vote next week
Voting pro-gun in committee: Wright, Robinson, Wilt, Fariss, Rush, Davis, Campbell, R.R., Coyner, Batten
Voting anti-gun in committee: Hope, Bourne, Plum, Kory, Lopez, Rasoul, Price, Levine, Helmer, Mundon King
Abstentions: Cole, J.G., Jenkins, Williams Graves
This bill passed by a razor thin margin, with three Democrats abstaining from voting in the hope the bill gets some changes on the Floor.

HB 2128 - increases the number of days a person has to wait for a background check to clear (from 3 days to 5) - is on its way to the House Floor for a vote next week
Voting pro-gun in committee: Wright, Robinson, Wilt, Fariss, Rush, Davis, Campbell, R.R., Coyner, Batten
Voting anti-gun in committee: Hope, Bourne, Plum, Kory, Lopez, Rasoul, Price, Levine, Helmer, Cole, J.G., Jenkins, Williams Graves, Mundon King

HB 2276 - bans 80% receivers and other homemade guns - is on its way to the House Floor for a vote next week
Voting pro-gun in committee: Cole, J.G., Wright, Robinson, Wilt, Fariss, Rush, Davis, Campbell, R.R., Coyner, Batten
Voting anti-gun in committee: Hope, Bourne, Plum, Kory, Lopez, Rasoul, Price, Levine, Helmer, Jenkins, Williams Graves, Mundon King
This bill had some resistance on the Democrat side.

HB 2295 - bans guns in Capitol Square, state buildings and parking lots - is on its way to the House Floor for a vote next week
Voting pro-gun in committee: Wright, Robinson, Wilt, Fariss, Rush, Davis, Campbell, R.R., Coyner, Batten
Voting anti-gun in committee: Hope, Bourne, Plum, Kory, Lopez, Rasoul, Price, Levine, Helmer, Cole, J.G., Jenkins, Williams Graves, Mundon King

3. Help Needed! Roanoke Gun Show on February 6 and 7

We need VCDL volunteers to run the VCDL table at the Roanoke Gun Show on February 6 and 7

Shifts:

SATURDAY:

 8 AM to 12:30 PM

12:30 PM to 5 PM


SUNDAY:

9 AM to 1 PM

1 PM to 5 PM


We need FIVE helpers per shift.

Please RSVP to al@vcdl.org to reserve your shift!


YES--face masks MUST be worn due to the COVID-19 medical requirements. If the show didn't require this, they'd be shut down.

VCDL will again offer "GET IN FREE" with new--or--renewal memberships at this event!



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