Prohibited public carrying of certain firearms; penalty. (HB1683)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prohibited public carrying of certain firearms; penalty. Prohibits the carrying of a loaded shotgun or rifle in places open to the public in certain cities and counties. Current law prohibits the carrying in such locations of certain loaded firearms with high capacity magazines, silencers, folding stock, or long ammunition or a loaded shotgun with a magazine that will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition for which it is chambered. The bill adds the City of Roanoke to the list of cities in which the carrying of such firearms is prohibited. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100145D
01/06/2017Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/17/2017Assigned MPPS sub: #1
01/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1683)
02/07/2017Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


Brad writes:

I support this commonsense bills. Open carry of such highly lethal and dangerous weapons has no place in modern civil society.