Virginia’s Democrat-controlled House of Delegates approved more than a half-dozen gun control bills Thursday afternoon, including a version of “red flag” legislation, “universal background checks,” and the gutting of Virginia’s firearms preemption laws, Bearing Arms reported.
Former delegate Scott Lingamfelter joins me on today’s Bearing Arms’ Cam & Co. to talk about the anti-gun agenda that’s being rushed through the legislature with fierce opposition but little time for debate.
The Republican says the actions of Gov. Ralph Northam are a far cry from the man he served with in the Virginia legislature, and Lingamfelter says Northam as “sold his soul” to anti-gun activists and far-Left politicians in an attempt to rehabilitate his image and political career after his blackface controversy in 2019.
Make sure you check out the entire interview above, and keep reading for a look at the bills that cleared the House on Thursday afternoon.
HB 1083 states that any person who “recklessly leaves a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any person under the age of 18 is guilty of a Class 6 felony.”
HB 812 is handgun rationing, limiting purchases of handguns to one-per-month. Unlike the version passed by the state senate, this bill does not contain an exemption for those who are licensed to carry a concealed firearm in Virginia.
HB 2 HB 2 requires background checks on all sales and transfers of firearms, with only limited exceptions, while the senate version of the background bill applies only to private sales, not transfers.
HB 421 guts the state’s firearms preemption laws and allows for localities to set their own gun control laws regarding the “possession, carrying, storage, or transporting of firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof,” meaning that Virginians could soon be forced to learn the various gun laws of dozens of localities in order to stay in compliance.
Virginia’s House of Delegates approved seven pieces of legislation aimed at curbing gun violence, including universal background checks, a monthly limit on handgun purchases and “a red flag” law, which would give judges and police officers the authority to remove a weapon from an individual if they pose a threat.
What is deemed “reckless” usage for kids under 18 hunting is dubious at best and will be hard to enforce. This relates to minors access to guns during hunting and shooting sports. Hello erosion to Virginia’s sporting/hunting heritage… https://t.co/lSoBuRN3TQ
— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) January 30, 2020
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