VA-ALERT: Urgent Action Items - Legislative Update 2/3/09

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From: Philip Van Cleave
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 7:56 PM
Subject: VA-ALERT: Legislative Update 2/3/09

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Senator Marsh's gun show bill, SB 1257, was brought back from the dead
by Senator Colgan (Democrat - Manassas), who claimed to have voted
against the bill by mistake and wanted to change his vote. That
opened the door for Senator Marsh to ask that his bill be passed by
for the day.

Senator Marsh is probably looking to water down his bill in hopes that
he can get enough votes to pass it tomorrow.


We all need to contact our Senators and ask them to not support SB
1257, even if it gets watered down. We must do this NOW, the vote
could be tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb 3rd).

To send a message to your Senator, click here (both links go to the
same place):


Senator Hanger's restaurant ban repeal bill, SB 1035, passed out of
the Senate today and will make its way to the House and the process
begins again. We will continue to follow the bill's progress and let
you know what to do next.

Here are the Senators who voted PRO-GUN, in support of SB 1035 (NOTE:
Senator Marsh claims he didn't mean to vote pro-gun on this bill):

Cuccinelli, Deeds, Edwards, Hanger, Houck, Hurt, Marsh, Martin,
McDougle, Newman, Obenshain, Petersen, Puckett, Quayle, Reynolds,
Ruff, Smith, Stolle, Stosch, Stuart, Vogel, Wagner, Wampler, Watkins

Here are the Senators voting ANTI-GUN:

Barker, Blevins, Colgan, Herring, Howell, Locke, Lucas, McEachin,
Miller, J.C., Miller, Y.B., Norment, Northam, Puller, Saslaw, Ticer,

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