Concealed handguns; person to inform law-enforcement officer of his possession, penalty. (HB2069)

Introduced By

Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Carrying concealed handguns; penalty. Amends the section requiring a person to have a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun, making it legal for a person who may lawfully possess a firearm to carry a concealed firearm so long as he informs a law-enforcement officer of his possession as soon as practicable if detained and he secures the firearm at the officer's request or allows the officer to secure the weapon. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11104012D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/19/2011Impact statement from VCSC (HB2069)
01/31/2011Assigned MPPS sub: #1
02/03/2011Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (5-Y 0-N)
02/08/2011Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


Michael writes:

Interesting. As I read it, it would be legal to conceal "any pistol, revolver, or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile of any kind by action of an explosion of any combustible material" w/o permit as long as you informed an officer as soon as your were detained that you were concealing a weapon?

By including it in section "i" and using the word "and" they make it a three part law. you must first have a concealed firearm, then be detained, then fail to inform the officer ASAP. Then and only then would you be subject to section "v" and prosecution.

please inform me if I'm wrong.