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Virginia’s Sportsmen’s Caucus Celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day

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By Senator Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta County)

As Co-Chair of the Virginia Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, along with my fellow Co-Chair Delegate James Edmunds, we are proud to celebrate the 45th National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, September 23rd. We join like-minded sportsmen-legislators from our 48-state National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses network to recognize the time-honored traditions and conservation work of hunters and anglers in supporting sound, science-based fish and wildlife conservation.

Through purchasing licenses, tags and waterfowl stamps, and by paying excise taxes on firearms, ammunition, archery equipment, fishing tackle, motorboat fuel, and other hunting and fishing equipment, sportsmen and sportswomen drive conservation funding in the United States. Collectively, these funding sources constitute the American System of Conservation Funding, a unique “user pays-public benefits” system, which this year is celebrating its 80th anniversary.

Via passage of the Pittman-Robertson Act, the Dingell-Johnson Act, and the Wallop-Breaux Amendment, this excise tax revenue is apportioned back to state fish and wildlife agencies, including the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF). Last year alone, Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson combined contributed $17,720,039, while hunting and fishing licenses brought an additional $17,720,039 to fund conservation efforts in the state.

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60th District Digest April 18, 2017

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The Virginia General Assembly met Wednesday, April 5th, for the “reconvened” or “veto” session to consider Governor McAuliffe’s amendments and vetoes.

Governor McAuliffe signed over 700 bills this year, but he vetoed 39 bills and amended 67 more. He made 27 amendments to the conservative and responsible budget passed by the General Assembly.
I was disappointed by the nature of some the Governor’s vetoes that included legislation to empower parents to make their own educational decisions, protect small businesses from national union bosses, and protect the integrity of our voter registration database.

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60th District Digest April 14 2017

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HALIFAX -
In light of recent events on the world stage, I am once again struck by the sacrifices members of the Armed Forces face on a daily basis. I am proud to be a loyal supporter of our military.

During this past session, I supported numerous pieces of legislation that would enhance or improve the lives of members of the Armed Services. I have highlighted some of these bills below. All of them have been signed by the Governor and will be enacted by July 1st of this year.

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Edmunds vows to overturn veto

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“Governor Terry McAuliffe is at it again. Not only has he vetoed nearly every conservative piece of legislation that was passed during the 2017 session, now he wants to bring back a law that would prohibit anyone from purchasing more than one handgun a month,” Del. James Edmunds said this week.

McAuliffe tacked an amendment onto a bill introduced by Senator Richard Stuart (SB1023), and passed by both houses of the General Assembly this session, that would protect Virginians with concealed carry handgun permits when traveling in states that do not recognize Virginia’s law.

McAuliffe’s amendment will make it a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine, for anyone, other than a licensed gun dealer, to lawfully purchase more than one gun a month.

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60th District Digest March 28, 2017

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Halifax:
Governor Terry McAuliffe is at it again! Not only has he vetoed nearly every conservative piece of legislation that was passed during the 2017 session, now he wants to bring back a law that would prohibit anyone from purchasing more than one handgun a month.

Governor McAuliffe tacked an amendment onto a bill introduced by Senator Richard Stuart (SB1023), and passed by both houses of the General Assembly this session, that would protect Virginians with concealed carry handgun permits when traveling in states that do not recognize Virginia's law. McAuliffe's amendment will make it a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $2500 fine, for anyone, other than a licensed gun dealer, to lawfully purchase more than one gun a month.

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