We started the year by attending Lobby Day to attending each pro and anti gun bills in the GA sessions to writing emails and calling ours legislators about the bills we support or opposed. We are almost at the end of the road for the 2017 legislation. Good news is all anti-gun bills were buried this year and several good gun bills got sign in to law by our governor who is a man of his party’s agenda. He did vetoed couple of good life saving gun bills such as, HB 1582, Campbell, military 18 and older can apply for a CHP and SB 1299 by Vogel, protective orders become CHPs. Ironically the Democrats talk so much about protecting women and children but only if it politically concerns their interest. We tried to override several good bills that were vetoed but failed yesterday.
I was watching the feeds yesterday from Philip Van Cleave, the president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League who was at the General Assembly watching the whole showdown.
Snippets taken from Philip’s Facrbook posting. Continue reading “2017 Virginia Legislation Wrap Up – Gun Bills” »
Anti freedom politicians didn’t realize that they would create a boomerang effect when their Attorney General decided to stop recognizing 25 states. Well that didn’t go as planed for them, thanks to the VCDL and all other gun owners who showed up for Lobby Day and pressure from other states as well.
July 1st the new law takes effect. Virginia now is required to recognize all states concealed carry permits. Recently we just gain Nevada and Georgia which I’m extremely happy.
But as soon as the first of this month rolled in, Maine and Colorado just officially recognizes Virginia. New Hampshire should follow soon.
Below is the current reciprocity map for VA concealed handgun permit holders. It’s a beautiful map isn’t it? A year ago I never thought we will this lucky And for those with UT, AZ or FL permits will have one or two more states.
Continue reading “Virginian Residents Are a Bliss As Reciprocity Expands!” »
Such great news today after a long journey since December the 22 2016 when VA’s Attorney General Mark Herring decided to stop recognizing concealed carry permits from 25 states. Thus they unleashed the hornet’s nest. This made sound all throughout the country and VA’s democrats didn’t expect such backlash. Virginia Citizens Defense’s League and gun owners swarmed general assembly building on Lobby Day. Which made a huge impact on this outcome. Continue reading “Virginia Will Honor Concealed Carry Permits From All States” »