The Virginia Republican Senators will soon exercise their new found edge in power with three bills to restore second amendment rights. The Republicans currently tie in the Virginia Senate versus the Democrats with Lt. Governor Bill Bolling(R) as the tie breaker. The Virginia Democrats have touted playing with the attendance rules to avoid a tie break vote on key issues.
A vote is scheduled Thursday for the Virginia Senate to act on three key bills. Senate Bill #323 would repeal the prohibition on citizens to purchase one gun within a 30 day period. Senate Bill #4 is an effort to allow a "Castle Doctrine' in Virginia. The bill would allow a property owner to use deadly force to protect against an intruder without the threat of civil litigation. The third bill is Senate Bill #67 by Senator Bill Stanley (VA-R-20). SB #67 eliminates the option for a locality to require fingerprinting of citizens applying for a conceal carry permit. Virginia's House of Delegates is producing similar legislation.
Should the bills pass the Virginia Senate, they have a high probability of becoming law. The Republicans have a clear majority in the House of Delegates, which would lead to signature by Governor Bob McDonnell(R).