Concealed handgun permits; individuals on federal Terrorist Screening Database. (HB149)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Concealed handgun permits; Terrorist Screening Database. Prohibits individuals who are on the federal Terrorist Screening Database from obtaining a concealed handgun permit. The bill requires the State Police to consult with the FBI's Terrorist Screening Center to receive the Terrorist Screening Database report. A second enactment clause provides that the bill will not go into effect unless the U.S. Department of Justice approves the policies and procedures set out in the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/22/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101348D
12/22/2015Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/27/2016Assigned to sub: #1
01/27/2016Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/28/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


Steven D Kegler writes:

I vote no on this bill because the Terrorist Screening Database is flawed and our own Government knows this. This equates me using flawed program to run my checking account, could be write, could be wrong. I don't want the risk of it being wrong. With the amount of tracking already in place through computers, one would think you already know what you need without going to a data base that has more holes in it that swiss cheese. How about listing 3 references of character on the application instead.