The following is an email that I just sent to my state representatives in the Missouri House and Senate. Perhaps each state should have an Emergency Powers statute that protects a list of things that cannot be prohibited during a declaration of emergency. I think it would be a great idea.
Missouri needs an Emergency Powers statute which includes lawful carrying and transportation of firearms in the list of actions that cannot be
prohibited during a declaration of emergency. Considering the direction in which our country is headed and the terrible options available to
Obama that would wreak havoc with our way of life and the freedoms we enjoy today, I would like to see you get a copy of the VA Emergency Powers
statute and work to have such a program instituted in Missouri. Our citizens surely deserve the best protections possible on a daily basis and under
emergency conditions alike.
I implore you to take this suggestion and make a go of it. I don’t suspect you will get much, if any, opposition from members of the Missouri House and Senate. The governor may be a horse of a different color, but, a majority in both houses can override any objection he might have.
Thank you for your consideration,
Joseph D. Hollinger
Eldridge, Mo 65463
God Bless America!
Virginia: House Subcommittee Passes Two Pro-Gun Bills, Full Committee Consideration Expected Tomorrow!
Posted on February 16, 2012
Today, the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 took action on three bills of importance to gun owners in the Commonwealth. During their meeting this committee took a positive step towards advancing Second Amendment protections during a declared state of emergency and to streamline the concealed carry process by unanimously passing both Senate Bill 245 and Senate Bill 563. Both SB 245 and SB 563 will now be considered by the full House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee tomorrow morning.
Sponsored by state Senator Mark Obenshain (R-26), SB 245 would update Virginia’s Emergency Powers statute by adding lawful carrying and transportation of firearms to the list of actions that cannot be prohibited during a declaration of emergency.
SB 563, sponsored by state Senator Frank Ruff (R-15), would alter certain application procedures to obtain a concealed handgun permit, including allowing for the submission of an initial application via U.S. mail. This bill would also restrict the clerk and the circuit court from requesting or requiring any information from an applicant other than that which is allowed on the concealed handgun permit application.
In another act supported by pro-gun advocates, this subcommittee also decided to “carry over” until next year anti-gun Senate Bill 554 by a 4 to 1 vote. Sponsored by state Senator Barbara Favola (D-31), SB 554 would have created a Class 1 misdemeanor for the transportation or possession of firearms within the residence of the alleged victim by persons subject to emergency protective orders issued as a result of an assault and battery against a family or household member.
Please contact members of the full House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee and urge them to support SB 245 and SB 563 when considered tomorrow morning. With the number of bills currently being considered in both chambers, it is important that you continue to urge your legislators to act quickly and help protect our Second Amendment rights. Contact information for committee members can be found here.