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Thread: Time for an OCDO Lobby Day on Monday, 19 FEB in Richmond!

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    I addition to encouraging folks to show and stand up behindme & other pro-gun group leaders (like VCDL & NRA), or speak briefly "to the bills," I think we should declare an OCDOlobby day - more gun bills will be heard in one day that at any other timein recent history!

    This is a historic moment - if we could get at least 1-2 women to attend and
    speak for 20 seconds, especially against Miller's strip search your wife,girlfriend, sister,or daughter bill (HB 2943), that would be extremely helpful. Car pools encouraged but not required! As Monday is a holiday, street parking in Richmond will be free of charge!

    DEFENSE PLAYS: 2 Bad Bills: Miller's police state bill (HB 2943); Scott's
    retroactive lose your kids lose your guns for life (hb 2998).

    OFFENSE PLAYS: 7 Good bills: Janis' HB 1626 (Castle doctrine tightening),
    HB 2588 (machine gun shall process form 4s), HB 3109 (discharge reform); HB
    3108 (restricting snooping on exercise of 2d amend rights); Nutter's HB 2235
    (shall accept CHPs); Athey's 2413 (HR 218 compliance for retired LEOs);
    Lingamfelter's HB 2653 (Bloomberg goon shark repellant)

    1. H.B. 1626 Patron: Janis Self defense and defense of others. Provides
    that any person who lawfully occupies a dwelling is justified in using any
    degree of physical force, including deadly physical force, against another person
    when the other person has unlawfully entered the dwelling, has committed an
    overt act toward the occupant or another person in the dwelling, and the
    occupant reasonably believes he or another person in the dwelling is in imminent
    danger of bodily harm. The bill also provides that a person who uses
    justifiable force against an intruder shall be immune from civil liability for
    injuries or death of the other person. This bill incorporates HB 2458. A BILL to
    amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 18.2-91.1, relating to
    self defense and defense of others.


    2. H.B. 2235 Patron: Nutter Concealed handgun permits; recognition of
    out-of-state permits. Allows any person who is at least 21 years of age with a
    valid concealed handgun or concealed weapons permit issued by another state to
    carry a concealed handgun in the Commonwealth, so long as he also has a valid
    government-issued photo identification. A BILL to amend and reenact §
    18.2-308 of the Code of Virginia, relating to concealed handgun permits;
    recognition of out-of-state permits.

    3. H.B. 2413 Patron: Athey Concealed handgun permits; retired
    law-enforcement officers. Provides that a retired law-enforcement officer who has been issued proof of consultation and review to carry a concealed handgun shall have the opportunity to annually participate, at the retired officer's expense,
    in the same firearms training required for active duty law-enforcement
    officers in the Commonwealth to carry a concealed handgun. The federal Law
    Enforcement Officers Safety Act requires that, in order to carry a concealed handgun
    pursuant to the Act, a retired law-enforcement officer be found by the state
    to meet the law-enforcement training standards established by the state. If a
    retired law-enforcement officer meets the training and qualification
    standards, the chief law-enforcement officer shall issue to the retired officer a
    certification, valid for one year, indicating that he has meet the standards to
    carry a firearm.A BILL to amend and reenact § 18.2-308 of the Code of
    Virginia, relating to concealed handgun permits; retired law-enforcement officers.

    4. H.B. 2588 Patron: Janis Certification of machine gun transfer and
    registration. Names the Superintendent of the Department of State Police as a
    chief law-enforcement officer for purposes of certifying applications for the
    transfer and registration of weapons subject to the National Firearms Act. Upon
    receipt of a request to certify an application, the Superintendent shall
    provide the certification within 15 days unless he has knowledge that the
    applicant is prohibited from receiving the weapon.A BILL to amend the Code of
    Virginia by adding a section numbered 18.2-295.1, relating to certification of the
    transfer and registration of a weapon subject to the National Firearms Act.

    5. H.B. 2653 Patron: Lingamfelter Illegal conveyance of firearms; penalty.
    Makes it a Class 6 felony for any person, except for a law-enforcement
    officer in the performance of his official duties, to solicit or otherwise entice
    a firearms dealer to illegally convey a firearm other than to an actual
    buyer. A person who willfully and intentionally aids and abets a person violating
    this provision is likewise guilty of a Class 6 felony.A BILL to amend and
    reenact § 18.2-308.2:2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to illegal conveyance
    of firearms; penalty.

    BAD BILL - 6. H.B. 2943 Patron: Miller, J.H. Misdemeanor summons. Gives a
    law-enforcement officer the choice of issuing a summons and releasing the
    person or arresting him for Class 1 and 2 misdemeanors. Under current law the
    law-enforcement officer must release the person on a summons for most Class 1
    and 2 misdemeanors unless the person fails to stop the unlawful act or
    indicates that he will not appear as directed in the summons. The bill also requires
    the officer to arrest the person if he fails to stop the unlawful act;
    currently arrest is discretionary. A BILL to amend and reenact § 19.2-74 of the
    Code of Virginia, relating to summons and arrest in misdemeanor cases.

    BAD BILL 7. H.B. 2998 Patron: Scott, J.M. Possession of firearms by certain
    persons who have had parental rights terminated; penalty. Prohibits a
    person who has had his parental rights terminated based upon a finding of
    aggravated circumstances from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm. The bill defines aggravated circumstances as torture, chronic or severe abuse, or
    chronic or severe sexual abuse of a child of the parent or a child with whom
    the parent resided at the time such conduct occurred. A violation of this
    section would be a Class 1 misdemeanor.A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by
    adding a section numbered 18.2-308.2:02, relating to purchase and possession
    of handguns by certain individuals.

    8. H.B. 3108 Patron: Janis Inquiries into the exercise of constitutional
    rights; civil penalty. Prohibits any person from inquiring of a minor or
    mentally incompetent person as to the exercise of constitutionally protected
    rights, such as the exercise of religion or the right to keep and bear arms, by
    the person's family or household for purposes of statistical development or to
    justify the provision of social services by a person not retained by the
    parent or legal guardian. A violation is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed
    $100. The section provides for certain exemptions from the prohibition. A
    BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 3 of Chapter 12 of
    Title 18.2 a section numbered 18.2-511.1, relating to inquiries into the
    exercise of constitutional rights; civil penalty.

    9. H.B. 3109 Patron: Janis Shooting in certain areas. Makes it a Class 1
    misdemeanor to discharge a firearm towards a subdivision within the range of
    the firearm, or to discharge a firearm towards any person or structure, when
    no barrier exists that would prevent the projectile from striking a person or
    structure. With these changes, a locality would no longer be able to prohibit
    hunting generally within a half-mile radius of a subdivision, but would
    still be able to prohibit hunting within a subdivision.A BILL to amend and
    reenact §§ 15.2-1113.1, 15.2-1210, 18.2-56.1, and 18.2-286 of the Code of Virginia,
    relating to shooting in certain areas.

    SOURCE: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...1+doc+S0310219

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    What time are folks meeting? What times are the bills being heard? What committee rooms?

    Some logistical information would be much appreciated, as I will be there!

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    SicSemperTyrannis wrote:
    What time are folks meeting? What times are the bills being heard? What committee rooms?

    Some logistical information would be much appreciated, as I will be there!
    All info and more at the GA web site: http://legis.state.va.us

    At http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...1+doc+S0310219you will see that Senate CoJ meets at 8AM in Senate Room A (it's on first floor, just go into the General Assembly Building, set off the metal detectors, show your permit, and turn right - there are many bills - it will go on most of day, probably till early to mid afternoon.

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    howd it go?

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    Quick summary of results (for those not YET on the VA-Alert)

    HB 2653, felony for Bloomberg type "sting" --- PASSED

    HB 2943, Misdemeanor arrest bill --- DEFEATED

    HB 2235, out of state permit recognition --- DEFEATED

    HB 3108, 2A exercise interrogation prevention --- DEFEATED

    HB 2588, ATF Form 4 Signoff --- DEFEATED

    HB 3109, shooting in subdivision safely --- PASSED
    HB 1626, Castle Doctrine bill --- DEFEATED

    HB 2998, disarm if loss of parental rights --- DEFEATED

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    hb1626 is the killer for me. i would absolutely hate for the last thing to go thru my mind in a home invasion is "how bad will i get sued over shooting this person". i've gotten so sick of what appears to be a sue-happy country we have now.

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    OOOh and listen to this slant:


    From WTKR.com:


    Panel Rejects Bill Allowing Residents To Shoot Intruders

    A Senate committee has rejected legislation providing civil immunity to residents who kill intruders after a prosecutor argued the measure could have the unintended consequence of protecting offenders.

    The Courts of Justice Committee voted 10-to-five today to kill Delegate Bill Janis's proposal.

    The Henrico Republican says a person who shoots an intruder in his home should NOT have to defend a wrongful death suit. His bill would NOT have prevented a criminal prosecution if circumstances warranted one.

    But Henry County prosecutor Bob Bushnell says the legislation would provide immunity to a drug dealer who shoots a police officer who enters a home unlawfully in a warrant mix-up.

    Last year, the same committee rejected legislation preventing prosecution of residents who use deadly force against anyone who breaks in and physically threatens them.


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    Take a look at the Senators that voted against Castle Doctrine for Virginia - most of them ARE or are affiliated with lawyers!!! They make their money off of frivolous civillawsuits....this needs to be their last term in office !!!

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