Trigger activators; prohibition, penalty. (SB14)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Trigger activators; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of a trigger activator, defined in the bill as (i) a device designed to be attached to a semi-automatic firearm, which allows the firearm to discharge two or more shots in a burst by activating the device, including a bump-fire device or a binary trigger, but does not convert the semi-automatic firearm into a machine gun or (ii) a manual or power-driven trigger activating device designed so that when attached to a semi-automatic firearm it increases the rate of fire of that firearm, including a trigger crank, but does not convert the semiautomatic firearm into a machine gun. A violation is punishable as a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


11/18/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100506D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
11/19/2019Impact statement from VCSC (SB14)


JoAnne Norton writes:

Necessary bill.

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