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VA Citizens Defense League names Del. Edmunds #4 in House of Delegates for support of gun rights

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Delegate James Edmunds has been named # 5 in the House of Delegates for support of gun rights by the Virginia Citizens Defense League. For more details and to download the full report, visit this link.

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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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60th District Digest July 5, 2016

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Halifax:
The 2016 General Assembly adjourned in early March. Throughout the 60-day session, we considered thousands of bills. Most of the bills that ultimately passed and were signed by the Governor will go into effect on July 1.

Every year, the General Assembly publishes a comprehensive list of bills that are likely to affect your everyday life. Below, I have highlighted the major accomplishments. You can read the entire list here http://dls.virginia.gov/pubs/idc/idc16.pdf

Constitutional Amendments
There will be two constitutional amendments on the ballot this November. The first will enshrine our right to work status in Virginia constitution, which will make Virginia a stronger state for business by guaranteeing that no employee can be fired just because he or she refuses to join a union. The second constitutional amendment will give localities the option to provide a property tax exemption to the surviving spouse of a law enforcement, firefighter, or emergency service personnel killed in the line of duty. I encourage you to vote "Yes" on both of these amendments in November.

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60th District Digest Feb. 12, 2016

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Richmond:
It's Week 5 and we are approaching the halfway point of the General Assembly Session known as "Crossover" when each chamber must finish work on its own legislation and then may only consider legislation from the other body. This year Crossover is on Tuesday, February 16, which means that the House must complete all of its work on House bills before the end of that day while the Senate must do the same for bills that originate in the Senate. The State Capitol is as busy as it has been all year with late night committee meetings and longer floor sessions as we try to finish work before crossover.

Over the last few weeks, I've updated you on the work we are doing to promote our priorities for this session such as providing opportunities to improve our K-12 education system and expanding the economy and creating good jobs. I want to update you on several other issues the General Assembly has been addressing this week as we near the halfway mark.

Agreement to Restore & Expand Reciprocity Passes
On Wednesday, the House passed the legislative proposals that makes up the gun agreement that was reached between Governor McAuliffe and the General Assembly. The agreement restores and expands concealed carry reciprocity, requires State Police to be available for voluntary background checks at gun shows, and prohibits individuals under permanent domestic violence protective orders from possessing a firearm under state law. The National Rifle Association (NRA) and Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) both strongly support this legislative package.

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