Gun Laws Being Proposed By Legislators Likely to Fail in General Assembly

By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email

Harrisonburg, Va. (WHSV) --- Several bills having to do with pro and anti gun laws are being looked at in the General Assembly. According to a list compiled by the National Rifle Association (NRA), more than 30 of them.

Some of which one local gun shop owner thinks is going too far.

"Restrictions on the types of fire arms that individuals may purchase. There were some proposals for some tightening of conceal carry processes," said Dennis Golden, who is the owner of Ashby Arms.

"All things we believe are anti-liberty, anti-freedom," said Golden.

Tuesday during The State Of The Union, President Obama said he will pursue gun control measures, even if it means without Congress.

"You're not going to see any progress in any additional restrictions on guns in Virginia and you're not going to get any further relaxation of guns in Virginia," said Dr. Bob Roberts who is a Political Analyst at James Madison University.

"In the state of Virginia it is legal for you to load a rifle and drive around with it. The problem is a few localities have decided that it is illegal," said Golden.

Something Senate Bill 368 was calling to reverse.

More than half of the gun laws proposed in the 2014 general assembly were relaxed gun laws, according to the NRA's list.

It's already been decided that many of them will not become a law.

With the senate now under Democratic control, Dr. Roberts thinks many of the pro-gun legislation will fail.

"These deregulation bills will get out of the house. They will then be sent over to the Senate. They'll die in committee," said Dr. Roberts.

He is doubtful there will be any gun regulations on the Federal level this year, despite the President's efforts.

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