Outdoor theaters, cabarets, etc.; localities may adopt an ordinance to prohibit firearms on premise. (SB33)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Control of firearms; outdoor theaters, cabarets, carnivals, and fairs. Provides that localities may adopt an ordinance that prohibits firearms, ammunition, or components or combinations thereof at outdoor theaters, cabarets, carnivals, and fairs at which 500 or more persons are authorized to lawfully attend. Amends § 15.2-915, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 12/19/2007 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087890256
  • 12/19/2007 Referred to Committee on Local Government
  • 01/22/2008 Failed to report (defeated) in Local Government (5-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)


VACPS, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Defeated in committee

Gary Hill writes:

A knee jerk bill that is a total waste of time. Only people who would obey it are the ones that would not be causing trouble in the first place. It just creates gun free victim zones. Quit wasting the taxpayers money on these idiotic laws