Firearms, loaded; prohibits carrying certain firearms in public places, exception. (SB185)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public places; loaded firearms. Prohibits the carrying of certain loaded firearms in public places. Concealed handgun permit holders, law-enforcement officers, licensed security guards, military personnel in the performance of their lawful duties, persons hunting, and persons at shooting ranges are exempt. The bill narrows the definition of a firearm and makes the prohibition, which previously applied only to certain localities, apply statewide. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103083D
01/04/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/09/2016Impact statement from VCSC (SB185)
01/13/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB185)
01/20/2016Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (10-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)