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    VA-ALERT: An excellent day for gun owners!


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Philip Van Cleave
    Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 7:57 PM
    Subject: VA-ALERT: An excellent day for gun owners!


    THE RESTAURANT BAN REPEAL BILL CLEARS HOUSE COMMITTEE!!!

    Senator Hanger's restaurant ban repeal, SB 476, passed out of the FULL
    House Militia, Police and Public Safety committee today by a 16 to 5
    vote!!

    The bill is now on its way to the Floor of the House and we should
    know its fate in the House by Friday!

    As expected, the antis railed against the bill. The Virginia
    Restaurant Association (VRA) railed against the bill. But the
    committee was having none of it.

    The VRA are hypocrites, BTW. The VRA wants the restaurant owner, and
    not the government, to set a restaurant's smoking policies. But the
    VRA then speaks out of the other side of its mouth saying that they
    want government, and NOT the restaurant owner, to set the restaurant's
    firearms policies. Which is it, VRA? The owner decides policies or
    the government does?

    Delegate Morgan Griffith did a superb job of carrying the bill for
    Senator Hanger, who was delayed in getting to the meeting. The antis
    and the VRA lobbyist were grilled on their illogical reasoning and not
    given a free pass to say things that were flat out wrong or misleading.

    Honorable mention for helping with the debate also goes to Delegates
    Janis, Kilgore, and Athey.

    If any of the following Delegates represent you, be sure to take a few
    minutes to thank them for their support of SB 476 with a call or email:

    Sherwood, Griffith, Kilgore, Wright, Carrico, Lingamfelter, Nutter,
    Athey, Janis, Cline, Gilbert, Poindexter, Merricks, Shuler, Lewis,
    Bowling

    Voting against your rights:

    Jim Scott, Barlow, Paula Miller, Poisson, Tyler

    Delegate Moran didn't vote.

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    The vehicle carry in a locked container bill clears committee!!!

    Senator Vogel's locked container bill, SB 436, cleared the FULL House
    Militia, Police and Public Safety committee today by a 17 to 4 vote!!

    The bill is now on its way to the Floor of the House and we should
    know its fate in the House by Friday!

    The State Police (VASP) spoke against the bill, saying that more guns
    would be in stolen cars (they really did try to argue that with a
    straight face). The committee grilled the VASP spokesman and he had
    to admit that many of his arguments were specious. For example, the
    VASP spokesman said that officers wouldn't know if a car had a gun in
    it if the gun could be locked away out of sight. When he was asked if
    the police don't assume that every car has a gun in it anyway, he had
    to admit that they do teach their officers to make such an assumption.

    Alice Mountjoy, spokeswoman for the latest reincarnation of anti-gun
    Virginians Against Handgun Violence, inadvertently did a great job in
    making a good case for the bill to pass! Thanks, Alice! The
    committee chair asked her to please be brief, but Alice droned on and
    on. At one point Alice totally misquoted Senator Vogel to the point
    that Senator Vogel went to the microphone to set the record straight!

    Oh, and then Delegate Janis asked Alice a question about how
    transporting guns is handled in surrounding states and Alice
    disrespectfully told Delegate Janis that his question didn't matter
    because we were talking about Virginia! Nothing like being
    disrespectful to make your point.

    Antis truly have anger-management issues.

    If any of the following Delegates represent you, be sure to take a few
    minutes to thank them for their support of SB 436 with a call or email:

    Sherwood, Griffith, Kilgore, Wright, Carrico, Lingamfelter, Nutter,
    Athey, Janis, Cline, Gilbert, Poindexter, Merricks, Barlow, Shuler,
    Lewis, Bowling

    Voting against your rights:

    Jim Scott, Paula Miller, Poisson, Tyler

    Delegate Moran didn't vote.

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    Paula Miller tried to tell me last year that she is NOT anti-gun. I
    sure haven't seen a voting record to back up her assertions.

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    The following pro-gun bills passed the Senate today. HB 873 had a
    minor change and will go back to the House Floor for a final up or
    down vote. HB 529 heads to the Governor's desk for a signature:

    HB 529, Delegate Pogge's bill to allow CHPs to be reissued with a
    change of address and also makes CHP renewals run sequentially from
    the ending day on the person's old permit.

    HB 873, Delegate Johnson's bill that clarifies that training for a CHP
    never expires.

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    Great work, VCDL! However, the fight is far from over. Please be
    ready for a huge push to lobby the Governor in a few days.

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    VA-ALERT is a project of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
    (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization
    dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to
    Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.

    VCDL web page: http://www.vcdl.org
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    Sweet.

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    I was wondering that if we wanted to remove the notify amendment from the Resturant Bill, when would be a good time to do that and how is it done??

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    At this point, I think it has to be during conference committee.

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    We may have to come back for the other half of the loaf next year.

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