VCDL has tallied the legislative voting records for the 2021 General Assembly session.
The top legislators for 2021 are Republican Senator Mark Obenshain in the Senate and Republican Delegate Glen Davis in the House! Congratulations and a heartfelt thanks to both of them for guarding our rights!
Senator Obenshain edged out Senator Mark Peake by carrying a bill for VCDL (to exempt CHP holders from local gun-control). Delegate Davis edged out Delegate Amanda Batten for the same reason.
The more chances a legislator has to vote on a gun bill, and if they vote correctly, the higher their score. Both Senator Obenshain and Delegate Davis were on key committees and subcommittees that heard gun bills this year. While a legislator on a key committee has a chance for a higher overall score than those not on such a committee, he also has more chances where he could vote wrong, so it balances out.
Every Republican in the Senate but one, Senator Tommy Norment, had a 100% pro-2A score. Senator Norment had an 86% score. Not bad, but also not what it should have been.
The highest Democrat in the Senate was Senator Lynwood Lewis with a pathetic 19% score. In the House, every Republican except one, Delegate Coyner, had a 100% pro-2A score. Delegate Coyner had an 81% score. Again, not bad, but also not what it should have been. In the House, the highest Democrat also had a 100% score – Delegate Roslyn Tyler! She had an 87% voting record last year.