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Virginia HB 1654 - Firearms in Public Areas

Virginia HB 1654

by Del. Sam Rasoul (D) with Del. Paul Krizek (D)

LEAP Forward Position: Support

Prohibited public carrying of certain firearms in public areas; penalty. Prohibits the carrying of a loaded shotgun or rifle in places open to the public in certain cities and counties. Current law prohibits the carrying in such locations of certain loaded firearms with high capacity magazines, silencers, or folding stock, or a loaded shotgun with a magazine that will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition for which it is chambered. The bill adds the City of Roanoke to the list of cities in which the carrying of such firearms is prohibited.