Libraries; locality may adopt an ordinance that prohibits firearms, etc., on premises. (HB1600)

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 a locality may adopt an ordinance that prohibits firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof in libraries owned or operated by the locality. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102137D
01/06/2011Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/18/2011Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/27/2011Subcommittee recommends no action
02/08/2011Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


Dave Briggman writes:

So we'll be able to carry firearms within the confines of the General Assembly, but not in our government libraries?

Delegate: you are absurd.

Bob Theis writes:

When will you people get it?
Gun laws only stop law abiding persons.

Criminals by their very nature WILL NOT OBEY THESE!

All you are doing is creating yet another "victim zone"

... When seconds count, the police are only minutes away...

George writes:

Its truly amazing. The GA meets for a limited time to take care of business and how much of that time is wasted on idiocies like this.

Chris writes:

01/27/11 House: Subcommittee recommends no action by voice vote