Place of religious worship; carrying dangerous weapon. (HB373)

Introduced By

Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Carrying dangerous weapon to place of religious worship. Repeals the code section related to carrying dangerous weapons in places of worship. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104807D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/20/2020Assigned PS sub: Firearms
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/11/2020Left in Public Safety


William Ballance writes:

In light of the recent shooting in the church in Texas this bill makes perfect sense. As it is right now, churches who have armed security are in violation of Virginia law and that needs to be changed. In today's hostile environment parishioners should have the right to protect themselves. This is a badic fundamental right

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