Firearms; mechanical devices designed to increase rate of fire, penalty. (SB113)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mechanical devices designed to increase the rate of fire of firearms; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, import, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of any device used to increase the rate of fire of any semi-automatic firearm beyond the capability of an unaided person to operate the trigger mechanism of that firearm. A violation is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


01/15/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/15/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102663D
12/15/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/18/2017Impact statement from VCSC (SB113)
01/15/2018Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB1-Ebbin) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB113)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1, HB41 and SB676.


Laurie writes:

I support this Bill as it makes it unlawful for any person to manufacture, import, sell, offer for sale, possess, transfer, or transport in the Commonwealth a trigger activator, including a trigger crank or a bump-fire device, that is designed to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun.

I would recommend that a violation of this section would be punishable more severe than a Class 1 misdemeanor.