Firearms; requires background check for any purchase. (HB2025)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sale of firearms; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm purchase and requires the Department of State Police to establish a process for sellers to obtain such a check from licensed firearm dealers. A seller who fails to obtain such a check and sells the gun to any other person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/09/2013 Committee
  • 01/09/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103557D
  • 01/09/2013 Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
  • 01/14/2013 Impact statement from VCSC (HB2025)
  • 01/15/2013 Assigned MPPS sub: #1
  • 01/17/2013 Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
  • 02/06/2013 Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


Gregg writes:

This law would have punished unscrupulous firearms sellers. How could this not pass commitee? This bill should have easily passed. Please let the state's residents know which commitee members should be sued when the next criminal kills a citizen with a firearm.