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Virginia Alert Update: Governor Youngkin Vetoes Onerous Industry Bills

On Tuesday, March 26, Gov. Glenn Youngkin vetoed numerous anti-gun and anti-industry bills that were pushed through the Democrat-controlled General Assembly. These bills would have negatively affected manufacturers and dealers throughout the Commonwealth. Please thank Gov. Youngkin for standing up to those that wish to destroy our industry in Virginia.

Vetoed bills include:

SB 2 & HB 2 bans the sale of many semiautomatic firearms classified as “assault firearms.” The legislation also bans magazines having a capacity of more than 10 rounds.

SB 273 & HB 1195 creates an arbitrary waiting period of five days for the purchase and transfer of firearms.

SB 327 removes the right of young adults (18 to 20 years of age) to purchase certain semiautomatic rifles and shotguns.

SB 491 & HB 318 creates new civil liabilities for firearm industry members, specifically those engaged in the sale, manufacturing, distribution, importation or marketing of firearm-related products. These bills also create a civil cause of action for the Attorney General or local county or city attorney to enforce the provisions of the legislation.

HB 351 prohibits the transfer of a firearm from a dealer unless the transferee purchases a locking device for the firearm if they reside in the same household as a child or complete a certification statement that they do not reside in the same household as a child.

HB 585 implements statewide zoning restrictions that bans home-based licensed dealers from operating within 1.5 miles of an elementary or middle school. This bill will put many licensed dealers out of business.

HB 1174 expands the definition of “assault firearms” while also banning the sale of many semiautomatic firearms to those under 21 years of age.

Take Action:

Please contact Governor Youngkin’s office and thank him for his support!


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