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General Assembly Convenes January 10th - Repeal of Reciprocity Agreements Tops List of Bills

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:41
The Virginia General Assembly convenes tomorrow and there are already a number of firearm related bills pre-filed, many of which are bad bills.  At the top of the list is HB498 by Delegate Marcus Simon that would undo the bi-partisan concealed carry reciprocity legislation that was negotiated and signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe and House and Senate Republicans.  Also included in the list are bills to ban so-called "bump stocks", a bill banning standard capacity magazines, several bills to reinstate handgun rationing, bills to begin undoing state-wide firearm law preemption, and a bill that would impose civil liability against a gun owner who sells a privately owned firearm to someone who later uses it to harm someone.  You can find the complete list if legislation currently prefiled, as well as track legislation throughout the session on the VSSA Legislative Tracking page.  I had the opportunity to speak with NRATV's Cam Edwards last week about the upcoming session and what gun owners can do to make sure that no bad legislation makes it to the Governor's desk.


2017 Second Best Year for Gun Sales on Record

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:58
So reports Paul Bedard in the Washington Examiner:
Only 2016 was better since the system began in 1998. More than 27.5 million background checks were recorded last year.

The year of gun sales surprised many especially in May and August when monthly sales records were set. December was the top month with 2,586,138 checks taking place.You wouldn't know that however by most reporting of sales numbers from one month to the next.  Sure, everyone knows that year over year figures are down and it is likely because there is no longer a concerted push from the White House to enact gun control after every incident or mass shooting.  But sales number while lower than 2016 are still at historic highs.  On Wednesday, Bedard talked to Cam Edwards, host of NRATV's Cam and Company, about his story and the numbers.


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