Virginia House Passes Bill That Bans “Assault Weapons,” Other Firearm Accessories


RICHMOND — The Democrat-controlled Virginia House of Delegates has voted in favor of banning so-called “assault weapons” and other firearm accessories.

House Bill 961 passed with a 51-48 vote. Read the bill HERE.

WAVY reported: The bill prohibits the sale, transporting, transferring, manufacturing, purchasing, possessing, or transporting an assault firearm. Doing so would result in a Class 6 felony.

According to the bill, current legal owners of an assault firearm, large-capacity firearm magazine, silencer, or trigger activator have until January 1, 2021 to make it inoperable, surrender it or sell it.

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