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    March 8, 2017

    At the end of February the Virginia State Senate passed some important legislation which relates to conceal carry rights in Virginia. The bills are waiting for Governor Terry McAuliffe to take action, either by signing them into law or by vetoing the bills. Gun Safety Classes for Abuse Victims Bill SB1300 is meant to assist victims of abuse with attending gun safety training, possibly …

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    March 6, 2017

    On February 2, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 235-180 to strike down President Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban. The regulation addressed concern about mass shootings and the role of gun ownership and mental health play in these tragedies. The regulation would require the Social Security Administration (SSA) to report people who had documented mental health issues and who were unable to manage …

  • October 11, 2016

    A Brief Summary of West Virginia’s New Law Regarding ‘Constitutional’ Concealed Carry W.Va. House Bill 4145 became effective on May 24, 2016 and is commonly called West Virginia Constitutional Carry. What does this mean for you and me? Well, simply stated, if you are 21 years of age or older and are not what is known as a “prohibited person” then you may carry …

  • January 14, 2016

    The Virginia General Assembly opened the 2016 session on Wednesday, January 14 in Richmond. Coming on the heels of Governor McAullife’s announcement that all Executive buildings are now gun free zones and the VSP audit of reciprocating States’ concealed carry laws resulting in AG Herring’s withdrawal of Concealed Carry Reciprocity with 25 previously recognized States, gun bills will likely take center stage during this …

  • September 29, 2015

    From the Associated Press: West Virginians can carry firearms to many city swimming pools, tennis courts and afterschool centers under gun protections okayed by state lawmakers and their governor in 2014. Now those officials in the gun-friendly state are debating whether to ratchet up security at their own Capitol. At the gold-domed Capitol in Charleston, there are no metal detectors to walk through …

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    September 16, 2015

    In a move certain to be opposed by most gun owners, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine is using the recent shootings of two Roanoke TV journalists and a local Chamber of Commerce staffer to make another push for gun control. From the Richmond Times Dispatch: Almost two weeks after two journalists were fatally shot during a live broadcast near Roanoke, U.S. Sen. Timothy M. …

  • September 10, 2015

    VSSA

    The Virginia Shooting Sports Association (VSSA) is the official state association of the National Rifle Association and has been protecting the rights of Virginia gun owners for over 75 years. In addition to being the NRA state affiliate, VSSA is also closely affiliated with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), and the Virginia Gun Collectors Association. It is …

  • September 7, 2015

    VCDL The Virginia Citizens Defense League

    According to the VCDL website: “The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) was founded in October 1994 as the Northern Virginia Citizens Defense League (NVCDL). The group experienced enormous growth in membership statewide and was incorporated as VCDL in May of 1998. VCDL is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to advancing the fundamental human right of all Virginians to keep and bear arms …

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    July 7, 2015

    On June 12, HB 2636 became effective in West Virginia. Under this bill, concealed weapon permit application data became exempt from the Federal Freedom of Information Act. The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action and other groups argued successfully that the publishing of permit applicant information exposed gun owner data to burglars, endangered citizens, and violated individual privacy rights. Governor Tomblin signed …