Firearms and firearms magazines, certain; unlawful to sell, import, etc., penalty. (HB2207)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Morrissey (D-Highland Springs)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Sale, transfer, etc., of certain firearms and firearms magazines; penalty. Provides that a person who imports, sells, barters, or transfers an assault firearm is guilty of a Class 6 felony. The bill also provides that a person who imports, sells, barters, or transfers a firearms magazine that is designed to hold more than 20 rounds of ammunition is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Finally, the bill provides an exception from both penalties for law-enforcement officers and military personnel. Amends § 18.2-308.2:01, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

  • 01/10/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103146D
  • 01/10/2013 Committee
  • 01/10/2013 Presented and ordered printed 13103146D
  • 01/10/2013 Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
  • 01/14/2013 Impact statement from VCSC (HB2207)
  • 01/15/2013 Assigned MPPS sub: #1
  • 01/17/2013 Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
  • 02/06/2013 Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety

Comments

Dan H writes:

And the assault on the second amendment continues...perhaps the members should take a look at the constitution. Whereas Virginia was once the vanguard for the rights of a fledgling nation, it too has been corrupted by the scourge of Liberalism. Defeat this bill, it does nothing to increase the safety security of your constituents.