Mayor to Testify on Gun Show Loophole

Who: Mayor Dwight C. Jones

What: House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1

When: 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2010

Where: General Assembly Building, 5th Floor West Conference Room

Mayor Dwight C. Jones, Chairman of the Virginia Chapter of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, will testify today on HB 1234 as patroned by Delegate Jennifer McClellan. HB 1234 is before the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 and adds a definition of "firearms show vendor" and requires that a criminal history record information check be performed on the prospective transferee before the vendor may transfer firearms at a gun show. Under current law, only licensed dealers must obtain such a check. The bill also adds a definition of "promoter" and requires that the promoter of a gun show provide vendors with access to licensed dealers who will conduct the criminal background check.