Firearms magazines, certain; selling, etc., magazines designed to hold more than 10. (SB794)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prohibition of sale, transfer, etc., of certain firearms magazines; penalties. Prohibits any person from selling, bartering, or transferring a firearms magazine designed to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. A violation is a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill prohibits a person from carrying semi-automatic center-fire firearms that will hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition in a public place; under existing law, this prohibition applies only in certain localities and only to such firearms if the firearm is loaded and will hold more than 20 rounds of ammunition. The bill redefines "assault firearm" by reducing the threshold number of rounds of ammunition that the magazine will hold from more than 20 to more than 10 and prohibits dealers from transferring an assault firearm to any person. The bill reduces from more than 20 to more than 10 the number of rounds of ammunition in an assault firearm at which it is unlawful for a person younger than 18 years of age to possess such assault firearm. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104156D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2018Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2018Impact statement from VCSC (SB794)