Protective orders; possession of firearms. (HB608)

Introduced By

Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Joe Bouchard (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Protective orders; possession of firearms; penalty. Prohibits a person subject to a protective order from possessing a firearm. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 085962496
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/17/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB608)
02/12/2008Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


Waldo Jaquith writes:

This bill was killed in subcommittee on an unrecorded vote after being rolled into Del David Toscano's HB281. Del. David Poisson supported the bill, Dels. Morgan Griffith, Scott Lingamfelter, Dave Nutter and Tommy Wright opposed it. Here's the video.

Buddy writes:

Good example of a "Republicans gone wild." They're so worried about offending the NRA crowd that they're afraid to take guns away from suspected stalkers and spouse abusers. At least they quashed this one quick -- now they'll have plenty of time to break more traditions and plot to embarrass Democrats. What a pathetic group!