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.
#BREAKING @GovernorVA’s controversial “assault weapons ban” passes the @VaHouse. As is, current owners of “large capacity firearm magazine or trigger activator” have until 1/1/21 to make it inappropriate, surrender it or sell it. @WAVY_News https://t.co/QfArgzUGrZ
— Brett Hall (@BrettHNews) February 11, 2020