Skip to comments.New Virginia Gun Laws Take Effect July 1st
Posted on 06/26/2011 7:33:45 AM PDT by JohnPierce
While this has been a landmark year for gun rights across the country with Wisconsin passing a carry bill and Wyoming moving to constitutional carry, Virginia continues to lead the way by passing pro-gun bills at an astonishing rate. Lead by the tireless efforts of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, Virginia gun owners have much to look forward to on July 1st.
(Excerpt) Read more at monachuslex.com ...
“SB 839 amends Virginias Homestead laws to add one firearm, not to exceed $3,000 in value, to the list of items that every householder shall be entitled to hold exempt from creditor process”.
...silly question but does this mean without a waiting period?
One piece of future legislation I would like to see is the flip side of the “Protection From Abuse of Preliminary Protective Orders”.
That is, I knew of a family court judge sick of seeing repeat victims appearing before him with increasing levels of injury. Exclusively female victims of ex-boyfriends and husbands. Like many judges and police, he was upset that his orders of protection were being ignored by both the men and the women.
So he started issuing bench orders *requiring* these women to be armed while in public. And if they could not afford a gun or ammo, the judge would personally loan them both. The judge and the police noted that abruptly, the number of women appearing before him more than once dropped to zero. And nobody was shot, either.
So the police started contributing to the “gun fund” as well.
Thus, it would not be improper for a State to create a small “gun fund”, to encourage their family court judges to do the same along with their typical protective order. At the judges’ discretion, of course.
Yes. It basically means that a firearm you already own cannot be seized by creditors during a bankruptcy or other creditor proceedings.
Was this in Virginia? If not, what state was it? That would make an interesting news story on its own.
The Virginia Citizens Defense League (of which I am a member) is a highly effective organization. It certainly is worth the $25 annual membership fee (and more).
I understand that other states have set up similar organizations. I know that there is a Pennsylvania Citizens Defense League—set up fairly recently—and it is working along similar lines.
This was in the West in the 1980s, and I have no real epilogue for the story.
I got the info from a retired Army CSM, who for his own reasons also needed a bench order requiring him to carry a gun, which otherwise would not be permitted by his employer, or in several other places he had to routinely visit. But when issuing him what was essentially a gun permit, the judge had gone on about his provision of guns to domestic violence victims, as he was rightfully pleased with the results.
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