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SB 35 - Authorizes Localities to Prohibit Guns at Public Events - Virginia Key Vote


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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-19) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Localities to Prohibit Guns at Public Events

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes localities to prohibit firearms at public events, and repeals law restricting localities from establishing ordinances prohibiting firearms.



  • Authorizes localities to adopt ordinances that prohibit the possession or carrying of firearms in (Sec. 15.2-915):

    • Any building owned or used by the locality for government purposes;

    • Any public park owned by the locality;  

    • Any public street, road, alley, and/or sidewalk; or

    • Any other space that requires a permit to host an event.

  • Authorizes localities to allow individuals who are surrendering firearms as part of a gun buyback program the opportunity to request that the firearm be sold instead of being destroyed (Sec. 15.2-915.5).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Localities to Prohibit Guns at Public Events



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