Handguns; eliminates prohibition on purchasing more than one in a 30-day period. (HB940)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purchase of handguns; eliminate limitation on handgun purchases.  Eliminates the prohibition on purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101764D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/25/2012Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/26/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (3-Y 0-N)
01/27/2012Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Read first time
01/31/2012Read second time
01/31/2012Pending question ordered
01/31/2012Engrossed by House
02/01/2012Read third time and passed House (66-Y 32-N)
02/01/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (66-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Read third time
02/13/2012Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB940ER)
02/15/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB940ER)
02/15/2012Signed by Speaker
02/16/2012Signed by President
02/28/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 37 (effective 7/1/12)
02/28/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0037)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 31 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB323.