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    Thumbs up HB 940: Purchase of handguns; eliminate limitation on handgun purchases.

    HB 940: Purchase of handguns; eliminate limitation on handgun purchases.

    Purchase of handguns; eliminate limitation on handgun purchases. Eliminates the prohibition on purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period.


    Here it is, the long awaited repeal of the 1-gun-per-30-day limit.

    Lingamfelter.

    TFred

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    Thumbs up

    Good luck!

    When was the law enacted? It just seems very strange to have such a Bradyish statute in such a gun-friendly state.

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    Bill drafting suggestion: HB 940 should be amended by striking the words ", except for multiple handgun transactions for which records shall be maintained for 12 months," from subsection B, subdivision 3.
    James M. "Jim" Mullins, Jr., Esq.
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    Founder, Past President, Treasurer, and General Counsel, West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimMullinsWVCDL View Post
    Bill drafting suggestion: HB 940 should be amended by striking the words ", except for multiple handgun transactions for which records shall be maintained for 12 months," from subsection B, subdivision 3.
    You might ought to drop a note to the bill's sponsor, I doubt he reads these message boards!

    TFred

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    You might ought to drop a note to the bill's sponsor, I doubt he reads these message boards!

    TFred
    I don't know. With him you may be surprised.

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    I like the thought of being able to take advantage of good deals, and buy more than one. However, if I'm able to buy more than one at a time, why do I need to have a wife.
    The Second Amendment is in place
    in case the politicians ignore the others

    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dawg View Post
    I like the thought of being able to take advantage of good deals, and buy more than one. However, if I'm able to buy more than one at a time, why do I need to have a wife.
    Somebody has to clean all those guns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Somebody has to clean all those guns!
    You let your wife touch your guns?
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundar View Post
    You let your wife touch your guns?
    Of course, I taught mine how to shoot as well. Now if she takes out a new life insurance policy on me THEN I'll be worried...
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    Multiple handgun purchases still need to be reported to ATF, so there's no reason for Virginia to duplicate that portion.

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    SB 323 PASSES Courts of Justice!

    Senate version of subject bill has passed Courts of Justice, 8-6, now heads for full Senate!

    TFred

    http://blogs.fredericksburg.com/on-p...e-gun-a-month/

    Senate committee approves repeal of one-gun-a-month

    Repeal of Virginia’s one-gun-a-month limit has advanced, approved by a Senate committee.
    On an 8-6 vote, the Senate Courts of Justice committee voted today to send the bill to the full Senate.

    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    Senate version of subject bill has passed Courts of Justice, 8-6, now heads for full Senate!

    TFred

    http://blogs.fredericksburg.com/on-p...e-gun-a-month/

    Senate committee approves repeal of one-gun-a-month

    Repeal of Virginia’s one-gun-a-month limit has advanced, approved by a Senate committee.
    On an 8-6 vote, the Senate Courts of Justice committee voted today to send the bill to the full Senate.

    ...
    Yep. Got it on video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    Senate version of subject bill has passed Courts of Justice, 8-6, now heads for full Senate!

    TFred

    http://blogs.fredericksburg.com/on-p...e-gun-a-month/

    Senate committee approves repeal of one-gun-a-month

    Repeal of Virginia’s one-gun-a-month limit has advanced, approved by a Senate committee.
    On an 8-6 vote, the Senate Courts of Justice committee voted today to send the bill to the full Senate.

    ...
    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Yep. Got it on video.
    It's got to be revoted on this Monday. Received from VCDL President today:
    All the gun bills considered in the Senate Courts of Justice last Wednesday will have to be **reheard/revoted on** again!

    There is both danger and opportunity in this. A couple of bad bills got through that I would like to try killing again. And, of course, the pro-gun bills could be put in jeopardy.

    Senator Mark Obenshain sent this alert out:

    "An inadvertent breach of Senate Rules basically nullified everything the
    Courts of Justice Committee took up in a six hour marathon meeting on
    Wednesday, and we're still trying to sort out the carnage. The bills have to be
    taken up again, and some hard-fought victories will be revisited.
    One of those now-jeopardized victories dealt with repealing Virginia's
    constitutionally suspect "one gun a month" law, which interferes with the
    right of law-abiding citizens to purchase firearms. I certainly hope that, when
    we take the bill up again, we'll get another favorable committee vote -
    but I'd certainly rather not be doing this all over again. Plenty of people
    are upset right now, and understandably so. But that's life in the Senate of
    Virginia: never a dull moment."

    I will keep everyone posted as this mess works its way through the systems. This is the first time I've seen this happen.
    How many times did Saslaw violate the rules last year?

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    Reviewing the list of bills signed by the Governor, I came across the fact that he signed both SB 323 and HB 940. The bills were signed on two different days, and given two different Acts of Assembly Chapter numbers.

    The bills are literally identical. So we appear to have two laws on the books* that do the exact same thing.

    What's the point in doing this?

    TFred

    *The two laws make identical changes to one section of code, 18.2-308, not that we have two identical sections of code now.
    Last edited by TFred; 03-21-2012 at 09:25 PM.

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