Purchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. (HB1671)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from 15 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits individuals who are not licensed firearms dealers from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and establishes such an offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exempts from this provision (i) law-enforcement agencies and officers, (ii) state and local correctional facilities, (iii) licensed private security companies, (iv) persons who hold a valid Virginia concealed handgun permit, (v) persons whose handgun has been lost or stolen or who are trading in a handgun, (vi) purchases of handguns in a private sale, and (vii) purchases of antique firearms. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100304D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/14/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB1671)
01/15/2015Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1671)
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
02/10/2015Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety