Virginia lawmakers on the Senate Courts of Justice committee will hear the Senate bill (sb1437) today at 4 p.m. in Senate room A. Description Parole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes; investigations and reports by probation officers. Provides that a person is entitled to parole who was sentenced by a jury prior […]

Have you been convicted a felony? Senator A. Donald McEachin introduced the ‘ban the box” SB250, the purpose is to raise awareness about the difficulties facing ex-offenders trying to find employment and current legislation seeking to help them reintegrate successfully into society. The “Ban the Box” bill passed out of the Senate General Laws and Technology […]

  The 2014 General Assembly Session is in through March. On Monday, following testimony from veterans, anti-gun violence experts, and victims of gun violence, the Senate Committee on Courts of Justice voted to reject SB 520 with a vote of 6-9, with all Republicans opposed.  The bill SB520 would have effectively created universal background checks […]

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 The workers and customers of the Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Virginia were watching closely as President Obama laid out his gun control proposals. In the proposals, the President  included, universal background checks and a ban on military-style assault weapons. At the Blue Ridge Arsenal, military-style assault rifles have been jumping off the shelves.  Workers have seen a […]