UPDATE: Virginia Bill to Repeal Ban on Weapons in Places of Worship Passes in Senate:

Senator Ben Chafin’s Knife Rights Supported bill, SB 372, that would repeal Virginia’s ban on carrying “a gun, pistol, bowie knife, dagger, or other dangerous weapon” to a “place of worship while a meeting for religious purposes is being held” has passed the Senate by a vote of 21 to 18.
This bill is a reaction to the Texas church shooting last year and will allow citizens to carry effective weapons for self-defense. We will let you know when it’s time to contact your legislator again on this bill. Stay tuned.