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. Amends § 18.2-308.2:2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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