Firearms magazines; prohibits person from selling, etc. those designed to hold more than 10 rounds. (SB1148)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prohibition of sale, transfer, etc. of certain firearms magazines; penalties. Prohibits any person from selling, bartering, or transferring a firearms magazine designed to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. A violation is a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill prohibits a person from carrying semi-automatic center-fire firearms with more than 10 rounds of ammunition in a public place; under existing law this prohibition applies only in certain localities and only to such firearms if the firearm holds more than 20 rounds of ammunition. The bill redefines "assault firearm" in the Code section that prohibits noncitizens and persons not lawfully admitted for permanent residence from possessing assault firearms and in the Code section that prohibits dealers from transferring an assault firearm to such persons by reducing the number of rounds of ammunition that the magazine will hold from more than 20 to more than 10. The rounds of ammunition are also reduced from more than 20 to more than 10 in the section that makes it unlawful for a person younger than 18 years of age to possess an assault firearm. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103090D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1148)
01/18/2013Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (7-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)


This bill mentions Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Henrico, Richmond, Prince William, Alexandria, The Pentagon, Arlington, Arlington, Loudoun.