On February 11, 2020 the House of Delegates voted 51-48 to pass House Bill 961 following fierce opposition from citizens. Michael Bloomberg’s bought and paid for lawmakers have moved HB 961 very quickly. Despite this, Second Amendment supporters have mobilized quickly at each step. HB 961 will now move to the Senate. The NRA will keep us updated on this bill and others threatening the rights in of those in Virginia. It is critical that we remain vigilant and continue to fight against the Northam-Bloomberg agenda.
House Bill 961, as amended, is a comprehensive Virginia gun ban on many commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, suppressors, and standard capacity magazines. Though the committee amended the bill to allow citizens to keep currently owned firearms and suppressors, confiscation is undoubtedly still the end goal. There is no option for citizens to keep their lawfully acquired magazines with capacities greater than twelve rounds, forcing millions of Virginians to dispose of their property, become a criminal, or surrender them to the government.