Deadly force in defending yourself

Discussion in 'Glockers of the Old Dominion' started by Wolfgang, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Wolfgang

    Wolfgang Millennium Member

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    (DANVILLE) --A LOCAL LAWMAKER WILL INTRODUCE A BILL IN THIS YEAR’S GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ALLOW SOUTHSIDE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO OPEN BEFORE LABOR DAY---WITHOUT HAVING TO GET A SPECIAL WAIVER TO DO SO. THE MEASURE FROM PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY DELEGATE DON MERRICKS (pictured, left) WOULD APPLY ONLY TO CITIES AND COUNTIES IN THE SOUTHSIDE PLANNING DISTRICT. MERRICKS IS ALSO PUSHING A BILL THAT WOULD CLEAR UP ANY CONFUSION IN THE CODE AS TO WHEN YOU CAN USE DEADLY FORCE IN DEFENDING YOURSELF. MERRICKS SAYS SEVERAL REPUBLICAN MEASURES WILL LIKELY GO THE DISTANCE THIS YEAR, WITH A NEW REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR BEING SWORN IN THIS COMING WEEKEND. MERRICKS WILL ALSO INTRODUCE A BILL TO ADDRESS RECENT OVERPAYMENTS FROM THE VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION.


    http://www.wbtm1330.com/1news.htm
     
  2. JBarbaresi

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    anyone smell castle laws maybe?
     

  3. JBarbaresi

    JBarbaresi

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    This is what the VCDL sent out last night pertaining to recent gun laws submitted by VA lawmakers:

    www.vcdl.org

    A whole bunch of bills have hit - the vast majority are pro-gun. There will probably be more coming over the next week or so and you will be updated as they are introduced.

    ***A detailed alert on Lobby Day, with information for those attending will be coming out very shortly.***


    VCDL STRONGLY SUPPORTS

    HB 236, Delegate Janis (R - Henrico), allows hunting within one-half mile of any subdivision or other area of such municipal incorporation. However, such hunting cannot be done if a reckless manner as to endanger persons or property. Among other things, this bill allows a hunter shooting down toward the ground from a blind in a tree, as the bullet will go into the earth and not endanger others at that angle. It would also allow a hunter whose blind is facing away from such subdivision to be able to hunt.

    HB 251, Delegate Merricks (R - Chatham), prevents a person who has to use justifiable deadly force to protect innocent life, from being sued civilly. Such lawsuits can financially destroy the life of someone who has done nothing wrong.

    HB 475, Delegate Carrico (R - Galax), allows concealed handgun permit holders to carry a concealed handgun in the parking lots of K-12 schools. It also allows the concealed handgun permit holder to carry into parts of a K-12 school building that are not being used for any school-related functions or extracurricular activities, such as night adult education classes or square dancing classes, etc. This bill was put in for VCDL.

    HB 489, Delegate Lingamfelter (R - Woodbridge), totally rewrites the concealed carry code (18.2-308) to make it easier to navigate. This bill does not change any currently law, just reorganizes it.

    HB 490, Delegate Lingamfelter (R - Woodbridge), requires the Virginia State Police to develop a plan so that concealed handgun permits can be issued for a lifetime.

    HB 505, Delegate Gilbert (R - Woodstock), repeals the ban on concealed handgun permit holders carrying a concealed handgun in a restaurant. It has a caveat that the permit holder does not consume alcohol in the restaurant while carrying concealed. VCDL prefers Delegate Cole's bill HB 106, which simply repeals the ban in its entirety.


    VCDL STRONGLY OPPOSES

    SB 269, Senator Whipple (D - Arlington), allows local government to ban guns on property owned by that locality. This destroys preemption and would create a web of complicated gun laws that would do nothing to deter criminals, but would make it much harder for a law-abiding citizen to be able to carry a handgun for self-defense.

    HB 520, Delegate Morrissey (R - RIchmond), requires that anyone who sells three or more guns at a gun show be a Federal Firearms Licensee. This puts a huge, unnecessary, and arbitrary barrier to anyone who wishes to sell part of a gun collection.



    VCDL IS NEUTRAL (but watching the first 3 bills VERY carefully)

    SB 84, Senator Howell (D - Reston), deals with involuntary mental-health commitment. Amongst other things, the bill allows a person to voluntarily admit himself or herself for treatment if a temporary detention order has been issued, but not yet served. Such person is to be notified that they will lose their right to own firearms. The bill needs to be changed to make such notification in writing.

    SB 86, Senator Howell (D - Reston), deals with involuntary mental-health commitment. Amongst other things, the bill allows a person to voluntarily admit himself or herself for treatment if a temporary detention order has been issued, but not yet served. Such person is to be notified that they will lose their right to own firearms. The bill needs to be changed to make such notification in writing.

    HB 305, Delegate O'Bannon (R - Richmond), deals with involuntary mental-health commitment. Amongst other things, the bill allows a person to voluntarily admit himself or herself for treatment if a temporary detention order has been issued, but not yet served. Such person is to be notified that they will lose their right to own firearms. The bill needs to be changed to make such notification in writing.

    HB 637, Delegate Armstrong (D - Martinsville), exempts boarding team members or boarding officers of the Coast Guard from having to pay for their concealed handgun permits. VCDL does not see a need to keep adding to the list of special interest groups who don't have to pay the $50 fee for a concealed handgun permit.
     
  4. LoadedTech

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    I really like HB 251! I dont think if your involved in a SD shooting deemed good, you should be sued by scumbags family. HB 505 would be nice also! I shouldnt have to disarm to go eat a steak.
     
  5. JBarbaresi

    JBarbaresi

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    if you haven't already i recommend everyone go to www.vcdl.org and sign up for the VA-Alert emails.
     
  6. vafish

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    I'd recommend you also spend the $25 for a membership.
     
  7. Reswob

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    A lifetime CHP would be nice. Preferably made out of something quite a bit more substantial than the current ones....

    Oh yeah, and I'll take a castle doctrine too please.
     
  8. JBarbaresi

    JBarbaresi

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    this too...
     
  9. glockpacker

    glockpacker 600 yd shooter CLM

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    I moved to Florida 9 years ago, and I'm still a VCDL member.

    They're that good.

    Castle doctrine? I call it "the Florida law." We had it first. :cool: