URGENT Legislative Action Item! Eight Anti-Rights Bills Being Considered on 1/25/24
The House Public Safety Firearms Subcommittee will meet on Thursday afternoon, January 25, at 4:00 p.m. in House Committee Room C - 206.
If you can attend the meeting in person, please do so! You do not need to testify but are welcome to if you like. Just showing up shows your support.
Eight anti-rights bills will be considered. We need you to take action now! There are two things we need you to do TONIGHT!
1. Click here to send a pre-written message to your delegate to OPPOSE these eight bills.
2. Click here to post public comments or sign up to testify virtually:
If you wish to testify virtually you must sign up before midnight tonight.
There are some pro-rights bills being considered as well, and a separate email will follow giving the details.
You can view the entire docket by clicking here.
Anti-rights bills being heard are:
HB 12, Jones, requires a locking device and informational stickers to be included with every handgun sold. Federal law already covers this and it is an unnecessary expense for gun dealers.
HB 23, Laufer, prohibits guns in hospitals and emergency rooms. Not constitutional under Bruen and disarms visitors, family, and staff.
HB 158, McClure, requires a locking device and informational stickers to be included with every handgun sold. Federal law already covers this and it is an unnecessary expense for gun dealers.
HB 183, Simon, requires all firearms in a home be secured if there is a minor in the home. Current law already covers 14 and under. 15, 16, and 17-year-olds have used guns to save lives by stopping home invasions or violent attacks on family members.
HB 585, Mundon King, prevents home-based gun dealers from operating within 1.5 miles of a school. Unconstitutional and a solution to a non-existent problem. Home-based gun dealers don't have signs outside of their home generally. The customer has to be invited in. Convenience stores that have liquor, tobacco products, and vaping products are open to the public and within 1.5 miles of schools, yet there is no concern about that.
HB 791, Hanson, makes BB gun possession on school groups a FELONY. Another solution to a problem that doesn't exist.
HB 861, Hernandez, prohibits guns in hospitals and emergency rooms. Not constitutional under Bruen and disarms visitors, family, and staff.
HB 1174, Sickles, makes it illegal for anyone under 21 to purchase any kind of firearm. A Virginia court has struck down part of the Universal Background Check law because it made it impossible for 18, 19, and 20-year-olds to purchase a handgun. Other states have also struck down such prohibitions under Bruen.
Let's roll patriots!