Handguns; establishes limitation on purchases, penalty. (SB97)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer 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 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


12/22/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103098D
12/22/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/09/2016Impact statement from VCSC (SB97)
01/27/2016Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2016Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)