Category Archives: Virginia Law

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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Is it legal to carry an expandable baton in Virginia?

“Is it legal to carry an expandable baton in Virginia?”  I was asked this question today and thought it would make a good article. As is often the case with seemingly simple questions like this one, there are nuances that … Continue reading

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