Handguns; limitation on purchases, penalty. (SB798)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria)


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


01/01/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102703D
01/01/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB798)
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB798)
01/26/2015Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (4-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)