Firearms; mechanical devices designed to increase rate of fire, penalty. (SB676)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


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


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100533D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2018Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB1-Ebbin) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2018Impact statement from VCSC (SB676)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1, HB41 and SB113.


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.