Restricted firearm ammunition; use or attempted use in the commission of a felony, penalty. (HB2321)

Introduced By

Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell) with support from co-patron Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Restricted ammunition; use or attempted use in the commission of a felony; penalty. Removes the prohibition on use or attempted use of restricted firearm ammunition in any non-felony criminal offense. The bill expands the definition of restricted firearms ammunition to include "pinched tip" bullets and expands the exception to such definition to include certain ammunition with copper cores. The bill provides that if any ammunition has been approved by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for commercial sale, it is not restricted firearms ammunition. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103465D
01/13/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Impact statement from VCSC (HB2321)
01/16/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/23/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Courts of Justice