RELEASE: VA Supreme Court Ignores Constitution, Keeps Gun Owners Disarmed at Lobby Day

January 17, 2020
For immediate release

VA Supreme Court Ignores Constitution, Keeps Gun Owners Disarmed at Lobby Day

Springfield, VA —The Virginia Supreme Court has denied appeals here and here by Gun Owners of America (GOA) and the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) to overturn Governor Ralph Northam’s Lobby Day Gun Ban.

“Governor Northam issued an illegal order on Wednesday, banning guns on the Capitol grounds — thus preventing law-abiding citizens from carrying firearms at Lobby Day this coming Monday,” Erich Pratt, Senior Vice President of GOA said. “Sadly, the Virginia’s Supreme Court has decided to ignore the US and Virginia Constitutions, as well as Virginia law, and uphold Northam’s ban.”

“Ironically, this outcome will only further embolden Second Amendment supporters to be even louder for their rights,” Pratt concluded. “Gun owners in the Commonwealth will continue to challenge Gov. Northam’s unconstitutional gun control measures at every turn.”

Erich Pratt, or another GOA spokesperson, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over two million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Press Center.

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