Handgun; Class 1 misdemeanor for carrying while under influence of alcohol or drugs. (SB1395)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Firearms; alcohol; penalties. Provides that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a person who is under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs to carry a loaded firearm in a public place and that a person found guilty is ineligible to apply for a concealed handgun permit for a period of five years. The bill also makes it a Class 2 misdemeanor for a person to carry a loaded firearm onto the premises of any restaurant or club licensed to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption and consume an alcoholic beverage while on the premises. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2011Presented and ordered printed 11103757D
01/17/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/28/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1395)
02/02/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/04/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Reading of amendments waived
02/07/2011Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1395E
02/07/2011Printed as engrossed 11103757D-E
02/08/2011Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Reading of amendments waived
02/08/2011Amendments by Senator McEachin agreed to
02/08/2011Reengrossed by Senate as amended SB1395E2
02/08/2011Printed as reengrossed 11103757D-E2
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Passed by temporarily
02/08/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Placed on Calendar
02/10/2011Read first time
02/10/2011Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/15/2011Assigned MPPS sub: #1
02/17/2011Subcommittee recommends no action
02/22/2011Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.


robert legge writes:

You mean you can walk about drunk in a public places with a loaded handgun, and the only thing you can get charged with is being drunk in public?