Firearms; mechanical devices designed to increase rate of fire, penalty. (SB1008)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


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 a trigger activator, which includes a trigger crank or 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. A violation is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor for a first or second offense and a Class 6 felony for a third or subsequent offense of this or certain other firearms offenses. Read the Bill »


07/23/2018: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


07/23/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100111D
07/23/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
10/02/2018Impact statement from VCSC (SB1008)
01/16/2019Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)