31 JAN 2022 Legislative Affairs Committee Update

This is your 31 JAN update from your Friendly Neighborhood Legislative Affairs Committee.  Here is the latest on the 2A bills in Richmond. HB 26 Firearms; control by localities of possession or carrying. Summary – Removes the authority for a locality by ordinance to prohibit the possession or carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components or […]

Legislative Affairs Committee Reminder

Your Friendly Neighborhood Legislative Affairs Committee does not tell you how to vote in the upcoming Virginia Gubernatorial election.  Our purpose is to provide you with facts, not opinions, giving you the capability to make an informed decision. To more fully understand Terry McAuliffe’s position on Second Amendment issues, and more importantly on gun owners themselves, […]

Don’t forget to Vote November 2nd Virginia Gubernatorial Election

One of our most important Constitutional rights, and one near and dear to us is the Second Amendment.  The upcoming November 2nd Virginia Gubernatorial election, between Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin, has direct implications on the Second Amendment. Your Friendly Neighborhood Legislative Affairs Committee respectfully points out that gun control legislation is on the increase […]

September Legislative Affairs Committee Update

This is your September update from your Friendly Neighborhood Legislative Affairs Committee. 1.  The Biden administration has imposed a ban on imported Russian ammunition and weapons over the poisoning of  Aleksey Navalny, a political opponent of Russian President Putin.  Here’s the official word: Description of Sanctions: Pursuant to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and […]

Legislative Affairs Committee 30 July 2021

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 […]

Legislative Affairs Committee 4 June 2021

In our last update, your friendly neighborhood Legislative Affairs Committee reported that the Bien administration still has the pedal to the floor on gun control legislation. You may remember that the Biden administration is focusing on five fronts. Those are: 1) control for ‘ghost’ guns, 2) pistol brace bans, 3) national ‘red flag’ legislation, 4) […]

Legislative Affairs Committee Update

Here is a summary of the bills that remain in play in this legislation session in Richmond: SB138 prohibits firearms in Capitol Square and in state government buildings. This bill s pointed at VCDL Lobby Day and other such events. HB1909 allows a school board to make their buildings and meeting rooms “gun-free” zones. The […]

VCDL Lobby Day MUST-READ UPDATE 1/17/21

From VCDL VA-ALERT: Lobby Day 2021 is on MONDAY, January 18! 1. Links for tracking the buses on Monday and information on merging with caravans 2. Information hearing and  watching VCDL’s Lobby Day 2021 speakers on Monday 3. How to get breaking information and updates during Lobby Day 4. Important notes for those who might decide […]

VCDL Lobby Day Monday, January 18 2021

VCDL Lobby Day is Monday, January 18 2021.   As well published in this column, and in the VCDL e-mail publications, the format for Lobby Day has changed.  The new format is a drive-by personal car caravan format, having four major caravans traverse through the government section of Richmond at staggered times. The full logistics plan […]

BATFE Pistol Brace Comment Period

The BATFE is preparing a proposed regulation to make the determination of whether a gun is a pistol with a brace or is a short barreled rifle or shotgun. The immediate impact is a potential felony penalty for owners of a pistol with a brace! If encroachment on your 2A rights is of interest, this […]