Concealed handgun; eligibility to carry openly within Commonwealth. (HB2265)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Concealed handgun permits. Allows any person who is otherwise eligible to obtain a concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun without a permit anywhere he may lawfully carry a handgun openly within the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100175D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2265)
02/02/2017Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/02/2017Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (13-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2017Left in Appropriations
02/24/2017Fiscal impact review from JLARC (HB2265)
02/27/2017Fiscal impact review from JLARC (HB2265)


Lauren Leake writes:

I oppose this bill-i dont think individuals should be allowed to carry a concealed handgun without a concealed handgun permit! This makes it easier to carry a gun in public. We need gun safety with responsible gun owners.

Sarah writes:

If you are eligible for a permit, go through the process and get a permit. We should be making it easier for law enforcement to know when someone is hiding a gun, not harder!