Restaurant Carry Action Item

Discussion in 'Glockers of the Old Dominion' started by Messer, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Messer


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    Central Virginia
    We are getting very close - please follow the link below and let your voice be heard!

    ––––-Original Message––––-
    From: Philip Van Cleave
    Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2010 9:11 PM
    Good news from the House Militia, Police and Public Safety subcommittee #1 tonight!

    1. SB 334, Senator Hanger, repeals the restaurant ban, passed out of subcommittee UNCHANGED 4 to 0! This is exactly
    what we hoped it would do. We need to make sure this bill passes the House Floor UNCHANGED and, if it does, the
    restaurant ban repeal will head to the Governor's desk! See ACTION ITEM below.

    2. SB 408, Senator Vogel, allows non-CHP holders to have a loaded gun in a locked container or compartment in a vehicle
    or boat, passed UNCHANGED out of subcommittee by 3 to 1! Like SB 334, above, if it passes the House UNCHANGED, it will
    head to the Governor's desk for signing.

    3. SB 501, Senator Lucas, makes it so that out-of-state DUIs count against someone getting a CHP for 3 years, same as an
    in-state DUI. Because some states simply don't have DUI laws similar to Virginia, the subcommittee sent the bill to the
    House Courts of Justice to see if any language could be worked out.

    4. SB 580, Senator Marsden, which makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for someone under the age of 18 to have an airsoft gun
    that can fire a projectile at over 250 feet-per-second on K-12 school property, DIED because no one would second a motion
    to pass the bill!

    Thanks for killing this bill goes to EM Mike Stollenwerk, as he found out late today that Fairfax County, which Marsden
    represents, ALREADY has an ordinance that makes carrying an air gun on K-12 school property a Class 3 misdemeanor (kudos
    to Mike for that discovery). I presented that evidence to the subcommittee and said that SB 580 wasn't needed.

    The subcommittee agreed.

    You would think that Senator Marsden would be glad to hear that Fairfax County already had an ordinance in place (as
    opposed to having to wait until July 1 for a change to Virginia law to take effect), but he didn't seem happy when his
    bill got tanked.

    Marsden had supported the restaurant ban repeal as a Delegate and had led many to believe he would be a moderate on guns
    and would support the restaurant ban repeal if he became a Senator. But on the Senate Floor two weeks ago, he voted
    against the repeal (and all the other pro-self-defense bills for that matter), arguing that because the Senate had just
    passed a bill allowing guns in locked compartments and containers in vehicles (SB 408), the restaurant ban repeal was no
    longer needed.

    Tonight, in a form of poetic justice, VCDL argued that because Fairfax County had that air gun ordinance, it was Senator
    Marsden's SB 580 that wasn't needed.

    In the end, the restaurant ban repeal passed the Floor of the Senate without Marsden's support, but Marsden's SB 580
    wasn't so lucky in the House.

    Between Lobby Day and all of you sending emails when needed, Virginia
    gun owners are a force to be reckoned with! Let's keep that forward

    We need to let the House know that we want Senator Hanger's restaurant
    ban repeal, SB 334, and Senator Vogel's handgun in locked compartments
    and containers in vehicles, SB 408, to both pass the House UNCHANGED.

    That is important, because if either are changed, then there is
    another chance that the Senate's anti-gun leadership could kill the
    changed bills.

    A win on the restaurant ban repeal is finally within sight - we must
    NOT drop the ball now!

    Here is the link. Click, fill in your name and address, and send the
    message to your Delegate.

    VCDL "Write Your Legislators" Tool
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2010
  2. Richard Simmons

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  3. Messer


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    Good deal - just trying to get the word out to the folks that might not get the VCDL e-mail alerts. (although I don't know why anyone in VA. wouldn't :whistling: )

    Have a good weekend,
    Bob S.