Lynchburg becomes new battleground to fight gun laws
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Lynchburg has become the new battleground to challenge gun laws in the Commonwealth. On Thursday, gun rights advocates fought the new background check law, which went into effect on July 1st. The complaint is against the superintendent of the Virginia Department of State Police, who will be responsible for enforcing this new background check law. Gun rights advocates say this infringes on their rights. “It forces everybody, if they want to purchase a firearm, they have to go to a gun store submit to a background check, which put people’s name in the FBI database.
Gun rights advocates sue to block Virginia handgun sales law
RICHMOND, Va. – Gun rights advocates are suing to block a Virginia law from taking effect that would ban people from being able to buy more than one handgun a month. The Virginia Citizens Defense League, Gun Owners of America and Gun Owners Foundation are among plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed recently in a circuit court. Virginia’s Democrat-controlled General Assembly passed the bill, along with other gun control measures, in April and Gov. Law enforcement officers, correctional officers, antique firearms dealers and concealed handgun permit holders are among a list of those exempt from the law. Attorney General Mark Herring said he would defend the bill, The Virginian-Pilot reported, citing a statement from the prosecutor.
Lawsuit filed against Gov. Northam to reopen Virginia’s gun ranges will be heard in Lynchburg on Friday
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order related to the coronavirus is being challenged by gun rights organizations. Citizens Defense League, Gun Owners of America, SafeSide Lynchburg and the Association of Virginia Gun Ranges filed the suit in Lynchburg Circuit Court challenging Executive Order 53, according to Attorney General Mark Herring’s office. The organizations are seeking an injunction to overturn the order and allow shooting ranges to remain open and operating during Virginia’s state of emergency. “Despite federal guidance which deems gun ranges as essential, Gov.