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Virginia 2016 Constitutional Carry Bill Dies in Senate

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Article first appeared at Ammoland.com

Ammoland – Sadly, Senator Dick Black’s Constitutional Carry bill died yesterday on the Virginia Senate Floor.

It was a tie vote, with anti-liberty Lt. Governor Ralph Northam breaking the tie by voting against the bill.

Senator Tommy Norment joined with all but one of the Republicans in support of the bill.

Disappointingly, Republican Senator Emmitt Hanger and Democrat Senators Creigh Deeds, John Edwards, Chap Petersen, and Lynwood Lewis joined the likes of anti-liberty Senators Richard Saslaw, Donald McEachin, and Bloomberg’s pick, Jeremy McPike, in voting against the bill.

Here’s the full breakdown:

Voting pro-liberty (thank these Senators for their support if they represent you):

Black, Carrico, Chafin, Chase, Cosgrove, DeSteph, Dunnavant, Garrett, McDougle, Newman, Norment, Obenshain, Reeves, Ruff, Stanley, Stuart, Sturtevant, Suetterlein, Vogel, Wagner

Voting anti-liberty (contact these Senators to show your disappointment in their vote if they represent you):

Alexander, Barker, Dance, Deeds, Ebbin, Edwards, Favola, Hanger, Howell, Lewis, Locke, Lucas, Marsden, McEachin, McPike, Miller, Petersen, Saslaw, Surovell, Wexton

Many thanks to Senator Dick Black for bringing this bill forward. Hopefully he will be encouraged to bring it again next year!

About Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL):

Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.

For more information, visit: www.vcdl.org.

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