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#1593842 - 02/11/20 06:00 PM 5 mins of your day!
Miaco Offline
Pea shooter

Registered: 07/09/18
Posts: 4
Loc: Virgina
City or County: Alexandria
So House Bill 961 passed the House of Delegates today 51-48. 4 Democrats said no to the proposal but it still passed!
https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news...1o00RHDAfWgoDE <https://www.hkpro.com/forum/redirect-to/?redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wavy.com%2Fnews%2Flocal-news%2Frichmond%2Fva-house-passes-bill-to-ban-assault-weapons-other-firearm-accessories%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1IwieEj26qx1X8rU1o0c9XdIjVFwLMUrRX8h3FdyOKz1o00RHDAfWgoDE>

It will be heading to the State Senate tomorrow.

Here is a list of all the State Senators.
https://apps.senate.virginia.gov/Senator/emailist.php <https://www.hkpro.com/forum/redirect-to/?redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fapps.senate.virginia.gov%2FSenator%2Femailist.php>

Here is a lawyer on the ground in Virginia
https://www.facebook.com/virginialaw...1365241409636/ <https://www.hkpro.com/forum/redirect-to/?redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fvirginialawoffice%2Fvideos%2F131365241409636%2F>

This is the list of Senators he said to contact that he's thinks we can sway.

mailto:district25@senate.virginia.gov
(434) 296-5491
Criegh Deeds

mailto:district21@senate.virginia.gov
804 698 7521
John Edwards

mailto:District16@senate.viriginia.gov
Joe Morressey

This is my Emil I have sent to them:

Senator Deeds,

After following the lead up to the House of Delegates passing the Virginia Assault Weapons Ban bill, I sternly agree that you oppose this bill. This would make people felons over night by having pieces of plastic (high capacity magazines) in their possession. Not only that there is visually no data to show that this ban will make people safer in Virginia. Less than 1% of all gun deaths involved a rifle of any kind, in-fact I only read a hand full of cases in Virginia that involved a rifle and any kind. This is taking away our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. There are multiple occasions through out the country where and Assault Weapon is used to defend their family. Once again please oppose House bill 961

Regards,
Mark Iacovetta

Reference : https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/congress/va <https://www.hkpro.com/forum/redirect-to/?redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gunviolencearchive.org%2Fcongress%2Fva>

PLEASE TO ANYONE, TAKE YOUR TIME AND EMAIL ANYTHING YOU WISH!!

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#1593856 - 02/11/20 06:40 PM Re: 5 mins of your day! [Re: Miaco]
jimdeere Offline
Pea shooter

Registered: 02/21/13
Posts: 4
Loc: virginia
City or County: giles
I just sent an email to Senator John Edwards.

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#1593868 - 02/11/20 06:57 PM Re: 5 mins of your day! [Re: Miaco]
MP3Mogul Offline
VAGT Staff

Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 6140
Loc: Salem, Virginia
City or County: Salem
Sent emails to all 3. For what it's worth to those that would like to do the same. Joe Morrissey is the correct spelling.
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#1593906 - 02/11/20 08:37 PM Re: 5 mins of your day! [Re: Miaco]
VaGunTrader Offline
The Dictator

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3737
Loc: Dinwiddie County Va
City or County: Sutherland - 23885
Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address.

<District16@senate.viriginia.gov>:
No mx record found for domain=senate.viriginia.gov
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#1593967 - 02/12/20 12:01 AM Re: 5 mins of your day! [Re: VaGunTrader]
asilcot Offline
Addicted

Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 413
Loc: VA
City or County: Danville
[quote=VaGunTrader]Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address.

<District16@senate.viriginia.gov>:
No mx record found for domain=senate.viriginia.gov
[/quote You probably need to lose the capital d in district.

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#1594000 - 02/12/20 06:19 AM Re: 5 mins of your day! [Re: Miaco]
VaGunTrader Offline
The Dictator

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3737
Loc: Dinwiddie County Va
City or County: Sutherland - 23885
Ahh....Virginia is misspelled
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#1594033 - 02/12/20 07:42 AM Re: 5 mins of your day! [Re: Miaco]
FordBoy Offline
Single barrel

Registered: 09/28/15
Posts: 34
Loc: Clarke County, VA
City or County: Clarke County, VA
^ Go figure. LOL. Hopefully that will work now. So much copy and pasting going on. Probably Democrat spelling...

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#1594093 - 02/12/20 10:18 AM Re: 5 mins of your day! [Re: Miaco]
Richards Offline
Richardb

Registered: 01/04/14
Posts: 194
Loc: Richmond
City or County: Powhatan
Done

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#1594544 - 02/13/20 11:54 AM Re: 5 mins of your day! [Re: jimdeere]
jimdeere Offline
Pea shooter

Registered: 02/21/13
Posts: 4
Loc: virginia
City or County: giles
Originally Posted By: jimdeere
I just sent an email to Senator John Edwards.

Two days later, no response.

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#1594682 - 02/13/20 06:01 PM Re: 5 mins of your day! [Re: Miaco]
Jim24 Offline
Pea shooter

Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 7
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Fairfax
Outreach to my Senator
Email to and reply from Senator Masden:
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 04:25:21 PM EST
Subject: Re: Vote against House Bill No. 961.

James,

Not crazy about the bill but it has been ruled constitutional at the Federal Appeals Court level. All of the Governor's gun safety bills have had similar rulings. If they rule otherwise, we will repeal.

Do not know if this one will pass, however. We got rid of a similar one in the Senate.

Best,
Dave

On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 3:39 PM
Dear Senator Masden,

I urge you to vote against House Bill No. 961 primarily due to, “18.2-308.9. Importation, sale, transfer, etc., of assault firearms prohibited; penalty.” I hope that you share my belief that the vast majority of Virginia’s current, lawful firearm owners demonstrate a very responsible and safe possession and use of their firearms. I believe that law abiding Virginians increase their own safety options with firearms they currently and lawfully possess and, as a group, have added to the security of their homes and neighborhoods across the Commonwealth.

I am deeply concerned that significant and widely impacting changes are occurring to Virginia firearm laws are being made without an open and transparent decision-making using facts, objective research, and empirical evidence. I am at a loss to know of a factual basis for expecting improvements to public safety to be derived from the changes to firearm law. From my perspective, Virginia lawmakers are making changes to firearm law based on emotions and fears of malicious individuals who may use firearms to carry out heinous acts. With the proposed legislation, lawmakers are holding law abiding Virginia firearm owners as responsible for these heinous acts. I have great confidence that crime and criminality statistics support the case that law abiding Virginians safely possess and broadly use all the types of currently lawful firearms and ammunition magazines every day, in very large measure, without incident.

With regards to ammunition, magazine capacity, and public safety, Virginia State Police, and more locally, Fairfax County Police duty officers each carry semi-automatic firearms and ammunition magazines. I am grateful for their presence and ability to respond to crimes, but delays in response is of great concern in cases of violent crime. Each State and Fairfax police uniformed officer is equipped with upwards of 40 to 60 rounds of ammunition. Targets of most Virginia crime are civilian Virginians, and not law enforcement officers. In my view, civilians having semi-automatic firearms with ammunition magazines and 30 rounds is not unreasonable or excessive, particularly if confronted by immediately life-threatening, violent, or potentially armed criminal activity.

With regards to “assault firearms,” semi-automatic rifle designs and features described in the legislation include the most common semi-automatic sporting rifles in the United States, such as the AR-15. Users of AR-15 rifles can readily gain proficiency and aiming accuracy due to the AR-15’s simplicity, ease of being firmly held, a readily configurable stock and grips, and is light weight. For those with special needs, such as the physically impaired or elderly, the AR-15 is readily configured for accessories, lights, optics and other enhancements, and allows tailoring for each individual’s physique, needs, and limitations. There is no clear rationale given for the legislation listing the features of the AR-15 as being unlawful. The changes to firearm law will disproportionately affect law abiding citizens whose needs are best served by the semi-automatic rifle designs akin to the AR-15.

Thank you for taking this input to heart.

Most sincerely,
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#1594788 - 02/13/20 10:21 PM Re: 5 mins of your day! [Re: Miaco]
menofvalor Offline
Marksman

Registered: 08/31/17
Posts: 209
Loc: Virginia
City or County: Fairfax
Sent emails to all three..
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#1597362 - 02/20/20 08:51 AM Re: 5 mins of your day! [Re: Miaco]
Agent19 Offline
2A 4 All

Registered: 01/12/09
Posts: 3145
Loc: Greene
City or County: Greene Co.
OPPOSE HB 421



URGENT ACTION ITEM

We need to stop Delegate Price's HB 421, which destroys Virginia's firearms preemption law!

Currently gun laws in the Commonwealth are consistent, with the exception of shooting and hunting. Purchase, carry, transport, etc. are the same state statewide.

HB 421 allows localities to control possession, carry, transport, and storage of firearms! This will create a nightmare of confusing gun laws everywhere you go.

You need to contact your Senator and tell him or her to oppose HB 421. Click Here to email and (optionally) call your Senator with a prewritten message.
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Law makers that vote for firearm confiscation, draconian laws should have to suit up and breech with units in their district.


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