Firearms magazines and firearms, certain; prohibition of sale, transfer, etc., penalties. (HB2492)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Prohibition of sale, transfer, etc., of certain firearms magazines and firearms; penalties. Prohibits any person from importing, 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 a shotgun with a magazine that will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition for which it is chambered in a public place; under existing law, this prohibition applies only in certain localities and also to assault firearms. The bill redefines "assault firearm" by reducing the number of rounds of ammunition that a firearms magazine will hold in order to be defined as an "assault firearm" from more than 20 to more than 10 and prohibits any person from knowingly and intentionally possessing or transporting any assault firearm or from knowingly and intentionally carrying about his person, hidden from common observation, an assault firearm. The bill prohibits a dealer from selling, renting, trading, or transferring from his inventory such an assault firearm to any person. Amends § 16.1-278.9, § 18.2-287.4, § 18.2-308.2:01, § 18.2-308.2:2, § 18.2-308.7, § 18.2-308.8, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2019Committee
01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104042D
01/09/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB2492)
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/2019Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #1
01/17/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 1-N)
02/05/2019Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1748.

Comments

Richard Esteves writes:

Why is it that some politicians and anti-gun people think that restricting alas bidding citizens gun rights will do anything to reduce gun deaths. Do you morons really thing the criminal is going to give a damn about a law the restricts magazines to 10 rounds? The fact that they think killing is okay but you think ten round limits will matter. This is another crazy political move by Dems like restricting immigration is for the GOP.

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