Republican Delegate John McGuire, a former Navy SEAL running for Congress in the 7th Congressional District in Virginia, proposed House Bill 373, also known as the “Jack Wilson Act” to repeal the ban on firearms in VA churches.
McGuire is a pro-Trump Republican fighting for 2nd Amendment rights in Virginia following the Texas church shooting that was stopped by a hero with a gun.
HB373 would remove Code Section 18.2-283 which prevents firearms from being carried in places of worship. In the Texas shooting, a member of the congregation carrying a concealed weapon returned fire on a mass shooter, stopping the shooting spree immediately after it began. Named after the hero who stopped the shooter, the Jack Wilson Act would allow bystanders and volunteer security to carry concealed weapons in places of worship, allowing attendees to defend themselves.