Below, please find a request that you contact your state legislators regarding a critical Second Amendment bill. Many of us are receiving requests that we call our Delegates and Senators in the Virginia General Assembly regarding specific bills. Frankly, this is not a duty that we should ignore. To find your state legislators names and contact info, click here.
Please bear in mind that these calls and e-mails often really do impact the decisions made by our state legislators. Because there are 2,000 to 3,000 bills to sort through within a 45-60 day Session, these folks need us to highlight the bills which we’ve determined to be critical, not the other way around. The other way around is how the other side works. It’s a matter of lead or follow, and we don’t follow.
Fellow Virginians, please call your own state delegate and senator and ask him/her to co-sponsor, advocate, and vote for this proactive bill. And after you call or send an e-mail to your representatives in the General Assembly, please forward a link to this post to your e-mail list.
HOUSE BILL NO. 2340
Offered January 18, 2013
A BILL to prevent any agency, political subdivision, or employee of Virginia from assisting the Federal government of the United States in any investigation, prosecution, detention, arrest, search, or seizure, under the authority of any federal statute enacted, or Executive Order or regulation issued, after December 31, 2012, infringing the individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms by imposing new restrictions on private ownership or private transfer of firearms, firearm magazines, ammunition, or components thereof.
Patron– Marshall, R.G.
Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. § 1. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, no agency of the Commonwealth as defined in § 8.01-385 of the Code of Virginia, no political subdivision of the Commonwealth as defined in § 8.01-385 of the Code of Virginia, and no employee of either, acting in his official capacity, shall:
(A) knowingly aid any employee or entity of the federal government of the United States in any investigation, prosecution, detention, or arrest, nor participate in any search or seizure, relating to any, criminal, civil, or administrative restrictions on firearms, firearm magazines, ammunition, or components thereof, based on any federal statute enacted, or Executive Order or regulation issued, after December 31, 2012; or
(B) knowingly aid any employee or entity of the federal government of the United Sates in conducting, or the enforcement of any requirement for, any background check related to any intrastate sale, loan, gift, or other transfer of firearms between citizens of the Commonwealth who do not possesses any federal firearms license under 18 U.S.C. section 293.