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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Move Underway To Override Virginia Governor’s Vetoes

NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action is alerting Virginia gun owners to an important attempt to override Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s veto of several self-defense measures.

Despite their passage by the General Assembly, McAuliffe vetoed Senate Bills 1299 and 1300, and House Bills 1852 and 1853. All these measures focused on the safety of victims and would have allowed any person who is 21 or older; who is not prohibited from purchasing, possessing or transporting a firearm; and who is currently protected by an unexpired protective order to carry a concealed handgun for 45 days after the protective order was issued. This would have provided time for the victim to apply for their concealed-carry permit. McAuliffe also used an amendatory veto on Senate Bill 1023 to send the legislation back to the General Assembly in the form of a “one-handgun-a-month” bill.

Next Wednesday the Assembly will consider whether to override the veto of these important measures, so legislators need to hear from Virginia gun owners now!

Contact your state senator and delegate and strongly urge them to vote to override the vetoes on SB 1299, SB 1300, HB 1852 and HB 1853—and to also reject Governor McAuliffe’s amendments to SB 1023. You can contact them by clicking here.