Handguns; limitation on purchases, penalty. (HB1502)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton) with support from co-patrons Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), and Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and establishes such an offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exempts from this provision (i) persons who have been issued a certificate by the Department of State Police under certain circumstances and with an enhanced background check, (ii) law-enforcement agencies and officers, (iii) state and local correctional facilities, (iv) licensed private security companies, (v) persons who hold a valid Virginia concealed handgun permit, (vi) persons whose handgun has been stolen or irretrievably lost or who are trading in a handgun, (vii) purchases of handguns in a private sale, and (viii) purchases of antique firearms. This bill was incorporated in HB 812. Read the Bill »


01/24/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/08/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104440D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/09/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB1502)
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1502)
01/24/2020Incorporated by Public Safety (HB812-Ward)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB22 and SB69.