Category Archives: Background Checks

Purchasing multiple handguns in Virginia

In 2020, the Democrat majority in the General Assembly enacted a ‘one handgun a month’ law.  That bill, SB69,  limited the number of handguns that a person could purchase within a 30-day-period to one. The bill did provide a number … Continue reading

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Private sales to Curio and Relic license holders under Virginia’s new universal background check law

Since Virginia’s so-called ‘universal background check’ law went into effect on July 1, 2020, there have been a number of questions about its applicability to different circumstances. I have previously written about whether one could still gift a firearm under … Continue reading

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May I still gift a firearm under Virginia’s new universal background check law?

With the holiday season upon us, I am getting quite a few emails and phone calls asking whether Virginia’s new universal background check law prevents the gifting of firearms. I want to start by noting that it is federal law … Continue reading

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