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Va. Senate committee strikes 'assault weapons' bill, advances other proposed gun laws
WHSV ^ | Jan 13, 2020

Posted on 01/13/2020 11:19:04 AM PST by 11th_VA

RICHMOND, Va. (WHSV) — One of the most controversial gun control bills proposed in the Virginia General Assembly has been killed, while others passed out of committee on Monday morning.

Senate Bill 16, proposed by Sen. Richard Saslaw, would have expanded the definition of "assault firearms" under Virginia law, outlawed their possession, and outlawed the the selling or transfer of any firearm magazine with a capacity for more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

In the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday morning, as hundreds gathered outside the Virginia Capitol for a gun rights rally, Saslaw requested that his bill be pulled from consideration.

According to media outlets present at the meeting, Committee Democrats unanimously voted to dismiss the bill. Republicans all abstained from voting after arguing that it was too late to dismiss the bill since it had already been docketed...

After the committee voted to strike SB 16 from consideration, votes moved ahead on other proposed gun legislation.

Committee members voted on party lines, 9 to 5, to combine Senate Bills 22 and 69, which both would institute a "one gun a month" law for Virginia limiting citizens to one handgun purchase within any 30-day period, and moved those out of the committee.

Senate Bills 12 and 70, both of which would establish mandatory background checks for any transfer of firearms, including private sales, were combined as well and moved forward out of the committee.

Also on 9-5 party line votes, the committee reported SB 240, establishing red flag laws, out of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

(Excerpt) Read more at whsv.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guns; justinfairfax; metoo; nra; ralphnortham; secondamendment; virginia
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1 posted on 01/13/2020 11:19:04 AM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA
Sounds like they're trying to make a deal.

We'll remove the "Assault weapons" proposition if you'll go along with Red Flag laws, limited number of weapons you can buy laws, Universal background check laws... on and on and on.

2 posted on 01/13/2020 11:22:05 AM PST by grobdriver (BUILD KATE'S WALL!)
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To: 11th_VA

Feelin’ the heat....


3 posted on 01/13/2020 11:22:44 AM PST by gundog ( Hail to the Chief, bitches!)
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To: 11th_VA

The stalinists bring it up again after things calm down.


4 posted on 01/13/2020 11:23:36 AM PST by dynachrome (Build the wall, deport them all. And send her back!)
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To: grobdriver

And then come back for the “assault weapon” ban..


5 posted on 01/13/2020 11:23:55 AM PST by gundog ( Hail to the Chief, bitches!)
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To: dynachrome

‘will’ bring it up again....


6 posted on 01/13/2020 11:24:17 AM PST by dynachrome (Build the wall, deport them all. And send her back!)
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To: 11th_VA

“expanded the definition of “assault firearms” under Virginia law”

To any semiautomatic weapon????


7 posted on 01/13/2020 11:26:04 AM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: 11th_VA

Incrementalism. They’ll get it next session.


8 posted on 01/13/2020 11:29:01 AM PST by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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To: 11th_VA

Do you think our forefathers and military who veterans defended our country’s freedom would in their wildest imagination think the state of Virginia would end up in such a “state”?


9 posted on 01/13/2020 11:29:25 AM PST by Maudeen (http://ThereIsHopeinJesus.com/)
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To: 11th_VA

“One gun a month”?

Good luck to any Virginians who want to buy somebody’s collection.


10 posted on 01/13/2020 11:30:29 AM PST by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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To: Maudeen
Do you think our forefathers and military who veterans defended our country’s freedom would in their wildest imagination think the state of Virginia would end up in such a “state”?

Well, Franklin did say, "It's a Republic … if you can keep it" ...

11 posted on 01/13/2020 11:32:26 AM PST by 11th_VA
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To: Maudeen

Virginia, doing the best it can to catch up to Kalifornia...


12 posted on 01/13/2020 11:32:32 AM PST by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them.)
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To: 11th_VA

SB16 was a headfake. The real bill is HB961 and it is several magnitudes worse than SB16. Northam has already stated that HB961 is the bill that he wants passed.

It will be touted by the media as a “fair compromise” because it contains a “grandfather clause” in reality, that “grandfather clause” requires the purchase of a permit, registration by serial number, and then you can only possess it at your house, at a shooting range, or while hunting.


13 posted on 01/13/2020 11:32:43 AM PST by TexasGurl24
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To: 11th_VA

https://legiscan.com/VA/bill/HB961/2020


14 posted on 01/13/2020 11:33:08 AM PST by TexasGurl24
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To: 11th_VA; All

Wow! An article that refers to “magazines” instead of clips; and “ammunition” instead of boo-lits. None of these morons can explain why a bayonet lug on a rifle makes it an “assault rifle.” BTW, when is the last time ANYONE has seen an AR with a bayonette attached?


15 posted on 01/13/2020 11:34:43 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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I saw one in 91. Bayonet training in basic. It was fun, I literally tried to break my rifle doing buttstrokes. That’s hitting with the rear of the stock .. the m-16 held up great and gave me great confidence in it’s durability.


16 posted on 01/13/2020 11:44:41 AM PST by Pocketdoor
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To: 11th_VA

Don’t stop fighting or they going to take half of your cake and come back for the rest later.


17 posted on 01/13/2020 11:45:10 AM PST by Little Ray (Freedom Before Security!)
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To: 11th_VA

All the paintballing “threepers” and “oath breakers” can go back to running around the woods with their paintball guns!


18 posted on 01/13/2020 11:49:41 AM PST by dware (Americans prefer peaceful slavery over dangerous freedom)
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To: TexasGurl24
"that “grandfather clause” requires the purchase of a permit, registration by serial number, and then you can only possess it at your house, at a shooting range, or while hunting"

My counter-offer to such a proposal would be that a holder of the proposed permit is also entitled to possess and utilize fully automatic firearms under the same restrictions, and that all costs of permitting and administration of this non-effectual bureaucratic monstrosity be "at cost" and auditable to all outside observers.

In addition, any federal stamp fees associated with such a scheme would be directly subtracted from net state taxes that are due in the Spring.
19 posted on 01/13/2020 11:56:12 AM PST by indthkr
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To: clintonh8r

Wouldn’t it be hysterical if they flubbed the wording of the bill and ended up mandating a minimum purchase of one gun a month instead of a maximum?

I would LOL for days.


20 posted on 01/13/2020 11:59:06 AM PST by chrisser
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