Prohibited public carrying of certain firearms in public areas; penalty. (HB1654)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patrons Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prohibited carrying of certain firearms in public areas; penalty. Prohibits the carrying of a loaded shotgun or rifle in places open to the public in certain cities and counties. Current law prohibits the carrying in such locations of certain loaded firearms with high capacity magazines, silencers, or folding stock, or a loaded shotgun with a magazine that will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition for which it is chambered. The bill adds the City of Roanoke to the list of cities in which the carrying of such firearms is prohibited. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/29/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101263D
11/29/2018Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
11/30/2018Impact statement from VCSC (HB1654)
01/15/2019Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #1
01/16/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1654)
01/17/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/17/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)
02/05/2019Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety