February 18, 2014
The Virginia Senate passed a bill today in a 28 to 11 bipartisan vote to repeal a law that prevented hunting on private property on Sundays.
House Bill 1237 will allow those who have permission from the landowner to hunt any wild bird or animal, including nuisance species, on private property on Sundays. However, hunting cannot occur within 200 yards of a church, and it prohibits hunting deer or bear with a gun, or other weapon with the assistance of dogs on Sundays.
Once passed, the gun lobbies quickly praised the Virginia legislature for their efforts in repealing the 19th Century blue law.