Category Archives: Virginia State Police

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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In Virginia a successful appeal of an involuntary commitment does not restore gun rights

Yes … you read that correctly.  If you are involuntarily committed for mental health treatment, appeal that commitment, and win said appeal, it does NOT remove the prohibition the initial commitment placed upon your right to purchase, possess, and transport … Continue reading

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Virginia convictions which meet the federal definition of ‘misdemeanor crime of domestic violence’

Perhaps the least-understood federal firearms prohibitions are those codified at 18 U.S.C. 922(d)(9) and (g)(9). These two sub-sections generally prohibit the acquisition, possession, and transportation of firearms by any person “who has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor … Continue reading

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