Blackjacks and other similar weapons; sale or possession of with intent to sell. (SB1130)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sale of or possession of with intent to sell blackjacks and other similar weapons. Eliminates the crime of selling, transferring, or possessing with the intent to sell or transfer blackjacks, brass or metal knucks, throwing stars or oriental darts, switchblade knives, ballistic knives, or other similar weapons. The crime is currently punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100599D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/04/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1130)
02/06/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Passed Senate (26-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Passed Senate (25-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Placed on Calendar
02/11/2015Read first time
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/11/2015Assigned MPPS sub: #1
02/12/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 1-N)
02/13/2015Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Read second time
02/17/2015Read third time
02/17/2015Passed House (56-Y 42-N)
02/17/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (56-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/18/2015Passed by temporarily
02/18/2015Defeated by House (17-Y 83-N)
02/18/2015VOTE: DEFEATED #2 (17-Y 83-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.