Representing Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax

Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks, penalty (HB 140)

Legislative Action Summary

Requires a background check for any firearm transfer and requires the Department of State Police to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a check from licensed firearms dealers. A transferor who fails to obtain a required background check and sells the firearm to another person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. 

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