Del. Greg Habeeb submits legislation automatically restoring firearm ownership to non-violent felons

Friday, September 16, 2016

Del. Greg Habeeb submits legislation automatically restoring firearm ownership to non-violent felons

Del. Greg Habeeb of Salem today has submitted HB 1406 that is contingent on HJ 542, the passage of amendments to the Virginia Constitution by November 2018. Both to be taken up in the 2017 General Assembly session in January. The hitch is that HB 1406 the automatic right to own a firearm goes into […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 9/12-9/16/16

Friday, September 9, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION – US v. Angel Soliz Jr. (Guilty Plea: September 13 at 1:00 p.m.) AGE: 37 ADDRESS: Not Available Soliz Jr. is charged with methamphetamine charges. – US v. Angel Soliz Sr. (Guilty Plea: September 14 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 56 ADDRESS: Not Available Soliz Sr. is charged with methamphetamine charges. – ROANOKE DIVISION – US […]

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Roanoke’s addition to list of Virginia cities prohibiting carrying loaded rifles or pistols

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Roanoke's addition to list of Virginia cities prohibiting carrying loaded rifles or pistols

At Roanoke City Council’s work session Tuesday council began work on the 2017 legislative package to be presented to area legislators later this fall. One addition to the package received an outcry from council member Ray Ferris on adding Roanoke City to the list of cities that prohibits carrying loaded semi-automatic rifles or pistols with […]

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Convicted felon, Jon Dumire of Roanoke, pleads guilty to firearms possession

Monday, August 29, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who was previously convicted of a crime and therefore prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm, pled guilty last week to a federal firearms charge, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Jon Phillip Dumire, 23, of Roanoke, pled guilty last week in the United States District […]

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Roanoke couple sentenced for heroin and firearm charges

Monday, August 22, 2016

A pair of Roanoke men, who previously pled guilty to distributing heroin, were sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Benjamin Moore Garnette, 31, of Roanoke, Va., previously pled guilty to one count of distributing heroin and one […]

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Roanoke man sentenced for 180 months on possession of stolen guns

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who came to be in possession of firearms stolen from a local home last summer, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Brian Collins, 43, of Roanoke, Virginia, previously pled guilty […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 8/1-8/5/16

Friday, July 29, 2016

ROANOKE DIVISION . US v. Jon Phillip Dumire (Guilty Plea: August 2 at 11:30 a.m.) AGE: 23 ADDRESS: Roanoke, Virginia Dumire is charged with unlawful possession of firearms and witness intimidation. . US v. Hassan Rasool Williams (Sentencing: August 3 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: Not Available ADDRESS: Jersey City, New Jersey Williams was convicted of conspiring to […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 7/11-7/15/16

Friday, July 8, 2016

ROANOKE DIVISION . US v. Mack Daniel Barton (Guilty Plea: July 11 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 37 ADDRESS: Laurel Hill, North Carolina Barton is charged with methamphetamine and illegally firearm possession charges. . US v. Markera Galustyants (Sentencing: July 11 at 1:30 p.m.) AGE: Not Available ADDRESS: Not Available The defendant was convicted of conspiracy to defraud […]

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David Martin of Covington pleads guilty to transporting stolen firearms

Thursday, July 7, 2016

United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. and representatives from the ATF held a press conference this morning to announce the guilty plea of David Christopher Martin to charges related to the burglary of a federal licensed firearms dealer. Martin, a previously convicted felon, who under federal law is prohibited from possessing a firearm, pled […]

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NRA calls Charleston SC gun loophole a myth

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Lars Dalseide, Public Affairs Media Liaison with the NRA-Institute for Legislative Action, points to a The Post and Courier article that accuses the FBI for the failure of Dylann Roof acquiring a gun and then killing nine Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. “FBI Director James Comey publicly admitted failures in completing Roof’s background check […]

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Senators unveil proposal to keep guns from terrorists

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Senators unveil proposal to keep guns from terrorists

At a press conference held at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday  U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Angus King (I-ME), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) unveiled a bipartisan proposal to help keep guns from terrorists and make America safer. Sen. Collins said something must […]

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NRA blames President Obama’s political correctness

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

By Chris W. Cox, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Americans were shocked and disgusted to learn of another act of terrorism on our soil – this time in Orlando, Florida. In the aftermath of this terrorist attack, President Obama and Hillary Clinton renewed their calls for more gun control, including a […]

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