Handguns; exempts permit holders from prohibition against carrying onto school property. (HB1822)

Introduced By

Del. Joseph Johnson (D-Abingdon) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession of handguns on school property; concealed handgun permittees. Exempts concealed handgun permit holders from the prohibition against carrying handguns onto the property of a public, private, or religious elementary, middle, or high school. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096651576
01/12/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/21/2009Referred from Courts of Justice
01/21/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/10/2009Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


Mike writes:

This could have possibly prevented VA Tech. Compare what started as a similar incident at Appalachian School of Law

If we give prople permits we should not create "gun free zones" where only the bad guys are armed.

I know there is a lot of hysteria around guns, but let's not be stupid about it.

Carson writes:

I live next to a high school and on weekends love to take my kids over the basketball courts to play. It would be wonderful if I could do that and carry the same way I do everywhere else.

John H. Howard writes:

Unbelieveable. Concealed carry and I can not drive onto school property to pick up my child. Someone would see me lock it in my car and call the police to report some guy in the parking lot with a gun.. Concealed means concealed carry anywhere..

John H. Howard writes:

vote was 22-00 for passage and then was killed. Are the committees stupid. Everyone on the committe that killed it should be voted out of office.