Firearms; prohibition of sale, transfer, etc., of certain magazines, penalties. (HB2251)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prohibition of sale, transfer, etc., of certain firearms magazines; penalties. Provides that any person, corporation, or other entity that manufactures, imports, possesses, purchases, sells, or transfers any large capacity magazine shall be subject to a $1,000 fine. The bill provides for exceptions to the prohibition, including the owner's registration with the Department of State Police following a criminal history record information check. The willful or intentional making of a materially false statement on the consent form required by the processes required for a criminal history record information check shall be a Class 5 felony. The bill also provides that a registrant is limited to three high capacity magazines and must otherwise dispose of all magazines in excess of the limit. Finally, the bill outlines the registration process for anyone who owns a large capacity magazine. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103882D
01/15/2013Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB2251)
01/22/2013Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/24/2013Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
02/06/2013Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


bob costas writes:

Does anybody ever wonder why every few years a shooting occurs and the gov tries to take our weapons away? Or maybe whats scarier is wondering if somebody let it happen so they can take rhem away?