Gun bans in state buildings, gun show background checks, out-of-state gun permits, and concealed carry with a protective order

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Gun bans in state buildings, gun show background checks, out-of-state gun permits, and concealed carry with a protective order

 

Check out these key votes made by elected officials in Virginia during the most recent legislative session, and go to www.votespotter.com to signup and see how your elected officials voted on these and other issues that impact your daily life.

 

House Bill 1096, Prohibit gun bans in state buildings: Passed 63 to 35 in the House on February 11, 2016, and 21 to 17 in the Senate on February 29, 2016

To prohibit state agencies from enacting regulations on carrying or possessing firearms or ammunition. This bill would reverse Governor McAuliffe’s executive order that banned guns in state buildings.

 

Override veto of House Bill 1096, the prohibition of gun bans in state buildings: Failed 66 to 34 in the House on April 20, 2016

To prohibit state agencies from enacting regulations on carrying or possessing firearms or ammunition. This bill would reverse Governor McAuliffe’s executive order that banned guns in state buildings. This was a vote to override the governor's veto, which requires 67 votes in the affirmative.

 

Senate Bill 626, Allow concealed carry with protective order: Passed 32 to 8 in the Senate on February 9, 2016, and 69 to 31 in the House on February 23, 2016

To allow anyone who is protected by a protective order to carry a concealed weapon without a permit for 45 days after the protective order is issued. Only Virginians eligible under state law to carry a concealed weapon would be permitted to do this.

 

Senate Bill 610 Recognize out-of-state concealed handgun permits: Passed 27 to 13 in the Senate on February 4, 2016, and 69 to 29 in the House on February 19, 2016

Allows someone with a concealed handgun permit issued by any state who is at least 21 years of age to carry a concealed handgun in Virginia. This bill requires the Attorney General to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states to do this.

 

Senate Bill 715, Provide police for gun show background checks: Passed 34 to 5 in the Senate on February 5, 2016, and 95 to 3 in the House on February 19, 2016

To require that state police be available to perform background checks for non-dealer sales at gun shows.

 

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