United States Constitution; General Assembly recognizes 2nd Amendment protects right to bear arms. (SJ368)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Recognizing that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual right to keep and bear arms. Read the Bill »


02/15/2013: Passed the House


01/18/2013Presented and ordered printed 13104344D
01/18/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
02/01/2013Reported from Rules with substitute
02/01/2013Committee substitute printed 13104895D-S1
02/04/2013Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Read second time
02/05/2013Floor substitute printed to Web only 13104948D-S2 (Howell)
02/05/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104895D-S1
02/05/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SJ368S1
02/05/2013Substitute offered by Senator Howell ruled out of order 13104948D-S2
02/05/2013Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/11/2013Placed on Calendar
02/11/2013Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/11/2013Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (17-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Passed by for the day
02/15/2013Taken up
02/15/2013Agreed to by House (81-Y 18-N)
02/15/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (81-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ368ER)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.