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Bill Text (2020-03-07) Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk of injury to himself, etc., penalties. [Signed by President]
§19.2-152.16. False statement to law-enforcement officer, etc.; penalty.
Any person who knowingly and willfully makes any materially false statement or representation to a law-enforcement officer or attorney for the Commonwealth who is in the course of conducting an investigation undertaken pursuant to this chapter is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
§19.2-152.17. Immunity of law-enforcement officers, etc.; chapter not exclusive.RED FLAG!!!!!!
A. An attorney for the Commonwealth or a law-enforcement officer shall be immune from civil liability for any act or omission related to petitioning or declining to petition for a substantial risk order pursuant to this chapter. RED FLAG!!!!!!
B. Any law-enforcement agency or law-enforcement officer that takes into custody, stores, possesses, or transports a firearm pursuant to a search warrant issued pursuant to § 19.2-152.13 or 19.2-152.14 shall be immune from civil or criminal liability for any damage to or deterioration, loss, or theft of such firearm. RED FLAG!!!!!!
C. Nothing in this chapter precludes a law-enforcement officer from conducting a search for a firearm or removing a firearm from a person under any other lawful authority.
§19.2-387.3. Substantial Risk Order Registry; maintenance; access.
A. The Department of State Police shall keep and maintain a computerized Substantial Risk Order Registry (the Registry) for the entry of orders issued pursuant to § 19.2-152.13 or 19.2-152.14. The purpose of the Registry shall be to assist the efforts of law-enforcement agencies to protect their communities and their citizens. The Department of State Police shall make the Registry information available, upon request, to criminal justice agencies, including local law-enforcement agencies, through the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN). Registry information provided under this section shall be used only for the purposes of the administration of criminal justice as defined in §9.1-101.
B. No liability shall be imposed upon any law-enforcement official who disseminates information or fails to disseminate information? What does this mean? in good faith compliance with the requirements of this section, but this provision shall not be construed to grant immunity for gross negligence or willful misconduct. RED FLAG!!!!!!
So nothing changed from the original VA law, now it gives LEO unlimited power and immunity? The accuser's get a slap on the wrist, while the accused have to spend time and money along with losing their 2A right when it shouldn't have been mess with in the first place? Doesn't make sense to me, but ok....
Do this look similiar to 9/11 when we lost our Liberty? Look at us now 20 years later and are we more free and now it dripple down to the State level?