Virginia Close on Gun Ban and Confiscation, Senate may Stop Bill

Virginia Close on Gun Ban and Confiscation, Senate may Stop Bill

Article first appeared on Ammoland.com U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- The Virginia bill to ban “assault weapons”, HB 961, is highly controversial. It is one of the items credited with bringing over 22,000 Second Amendment supporters to the Virginia Capitol to lobby their legislators. 91 of 95 counties in Virginia have passed Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions, saying they will not comply with such legislation. The Virginia legislature, with a new Democrat party majority in the House of Representatives (55-45) and the Senate (21-19) and a Democrat Governor, has been energized to pass bills long considered to be outside acceptable limits. Ads by Revcontent The Democrats passed their revised “assault weapons” ban on 11 February 2020, by a narrow majority, (51-48) in the House. Several Democrats joined all Republicans in voting against the bill. The bill combines numerous evolving definitions of “assault weapons”. It includes many of the most popular semi-automatic centerfire rifles, large numbers of semi-automatic centerfire pistols, and many shotguns. It bans “trigger activators” which appear to be bump stocks. It appears to grandfather silencers legally owned prior to the enactment of the bill. Here is the summary of the bill. From HB 961 : Prohibiting sale, transport, etc., of assault firearms, certain firearm magazines, silencers, and trigger activators; penalties. Expands the definition of “assault firearm” and prohibits any person from importing, selling, transferring, manufacturing, purchasing, or transporting an assault firearm. A violation is a Class 6 felony. The bill prohibits a dealer from selling, renting, trading, or transferring from […]

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