It's that time of year again when the Virginia General Assembly comes to town. This is the 45 day "short" session where amendments are made to the current budget and other legislation will be considered, including gun bills. As usual, the annual bills requiring background checks for private sales at guns shows have already been introduced, and there is a Senate Resolution to study the feasibility of establishing a firearm registration program for firearms purchased in the Commonwealth. There are also bills that would reduce the cost of applying for a concealed handgun permit (CHP). Currently there are 24 firearm related bills waiting to be considered. Expect many more to appear before the last day to introduce legislation on January 20.
You can track all of the important legislation on the VSSA web site by clicking here.