The Virginia General Assembly convenes Monday (8/2) morning in its second special session of this term.  The primary purpose of this session is the allocation of $4.3B in Federal funding delivered to the Commonwealth within the American Pandemic Recovery Act.

An inspection of the Legislation Information System shows that no new firearm related legislation is pre-filed as of 30 JUL 2021.    Nor is there any additional police ‘reform’ legislation pre-filed.  Your Friendly Neighborhood Legislative Affairs Committee (FNLAC) will continue to monitor what Those People in Richmond are doing.

On the Federal side, The Democratic Senate Caucus has ended working on an expanded gun control package, effective 21 JUN 2021.  The consensus points to many things, with only insufficient number of votes being the parameter of interest.  No movement is seen on House Legislation, including Rep. Lee’s  HR 127.

These are the filed legislation that your FNLAC are monitoring:

US Senate

  • S 190 – Ethan’s Law
  • S 281 –  Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021
  • S 292 – Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2021
  • S 525 – A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition.
  • S 529 – A bill to require a background check for every firearm sale.

US House

  • HR 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021
  • HR 30 – Gun Trafficking Prohibition Act
  • HR 38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
  • HR 95 – Hearing Protection Act
  • HR 121 – Gun Violence Reduction Resources Act of 2021
  • HR 127 – Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act

Elsewhere, Missouri has new a law, (6/2021) that claims to invalidate all federal gun control laws — and prohibits state and local cooperation with enforcement of those Federal laws.