Firearms; localities may adopt ordinance prohibiting thereof in libraries owned by locality. (HB1910)

Introduced By

Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Control of firearms; libraries. Provides that localities may adopt an ordinance that prohibits firearms, ammunition, or components or combinations thereof in libraries owned or operated by the locality. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098301424
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/20/2009Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


Carson writes:

Why? Seriously, why? Banning firearms from Libraries will accomplish nothing other than make it a pain in the ass to check out books for good people who chose to carry firearms. A criminal who wants to shoot up a library isn't going to give a hoot about your ban. This bill, if passed, will have the opposite effect of its intent, and then when a library does get shot up the same people who disarmed the populace will scream how its all the guns fault.

Marvin writes: demonstrates why this bill is a BAD idea.