Firearms; criminal history record information check required for any purchase. (SB1281)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


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 someone who is prohibited from possessing a firearm by state or federal law is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


01/18/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/15/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103270D
01/15/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1281)
01/18/2013Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)