Firearms; carrying while under influence of alcohol or drugs in a public place, penalty. (SB648)

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 on or about his person 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 creates a Class 2 misdemeanor for a person who carries a loaded firearm on or about his person 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. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103909D
01/20/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/2012Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (7-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB648)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1257.


stephen writes:

This bill seems very weak, and not likely to change anyones way of life.