Concealed handgun; eligibility to carry openly within Commonwealth. (SB1440)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


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


01/13/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103586D
01/13/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2017Rereferred to Finance
01/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1440)
02/01/2017Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


William Fleming writes:

There is no guarantee that someone carrying a handgun without a permit would be allowed to carry such a weapon if the did apply for a permit. Mentally unstable people would be able to carry such weapons. Gang members would be able to carry such weapons. Emotionally unstable people with violent and angry tendencies would be able to carry such weapons. This bill is dangerous for potential victims of people who would carry these weapons without a permit. This bill is a danger to public safety.