Selected State Laws Pertaining to Firearms

This is not a comprehensive list of firearm laws but does more frequently searched topics. Additional information can be found in our FAQ section.

  • §18.2-283 — Carrying Weapon into Place of Religious Worship
  • §18.2-283.1 — Carrying Weapon to Courthouse
  • §18.2-286.1 — Shooting from Vehicle
  • §18.2-287.4 — Carrying Loaded Firearms in Public Areas
  • §18.2-295 — Registration of Machine Guns
  • §18.2-300 — Possession or Use of Sawed-Off Shotgun or Rifle
  • §18.2-308 — Carrying Concealed Weapons
  • §18.2-308.01 — Carrying a Concealed Handgun with a Permit
  • §18.2-308.02 — Application for a Concealed Handgun Permit; Virginia Resident
  • §18.2-308.03 — Fees for Concealed Handgun Permits
  • §18.2-308.04 — Processing the Application and Issuance of a Concealed Handgun Permit
  • §18.2-308.05 — Issuance of a De facto Permit
  • §18.2-308.06 — Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permits
  • §18.2-308.07 — Entry of Information into VCIN
  • §18.2-308.08 — Denial of a Concealed Handgun Permit; Appeal
  • §18.2-308.09 — Disqualifications for a Concealed Handgun Permit
  • §18.2-308.010 — Renewal of Concealed Handgun Permit
  • §18.2-308.011 — Replacement Permits
  • §18.2-308.012 — Prohibited Conduct
  • §18.2-308.013 — Suspension or Revocation of Permits
  • §18.2-308.014 — Reciprocity
  • §18.2-308.015 — Inclusion of Supreme Court Website on Application
  • §18.2-308.016 — Retired Law-Enforcement Officers; Carrying a Concealed Handgun
  • §18.2-308.1 — Possession of Weapon on School Property
  • §18.2-308.1:1 — Possession or Transportation of a Firearm by Persons Acquitted by Reason of Insanity
  • §18.2-308.1:2 — Purchase, Possession or Transportation of Firearm by Persons Adjudicated Legally Incompetent or Mentally Incapacitated
  • §18.2-308.1:3 — Purchase, Possession or Transportation of Firearm by Persons Involuntarily Committed
  • §18.2-308.1:4 — Purchase or Transportation of Firearm by Persons Subject to Protective Orders
  • §18.2-308.1:5 — Purchase or Transportation of Firearm by Persons Convicted of Certain Drug Offenses
  • §18.2-308.2 — Possession or Transportation of Firearms or Concealed Weapons by Convicted Felons
  • §18.2-308.2:01 —   Possession or Transportation of Certain Firearms by Certain Persons
  • §18.2-308.2:1 — Prohibiting the Selling of Firearms to Felons
  • §18.2-308.2:2 — Criminal History Record Check Required for the Transfer of Firearms
  • §18.2-308.2:3 — Criminal Background Check Required for Employees of a Gun Dealer to Transfer Firearms.
  • §18.2-308.2:5 — Criminal History Record Information Check Required to Sell Firearm; Penalty
  • §18.2-308.7 — Possession or Transportation of Certain Firearms by Persons Under the Age of Eighteen
  • §18.2-308.8 — Importation, Sale, Possession or Transfer of Striker 12’s
  • §52-8.4:1 — Regulations of Firearm Shows
  • §52-25.1 — Reporting of Confiscated Firearms
  • §54.1-4200 — Dealers in Firearms, Definitions
  • §54.1-4201 — Inspection of Records
  • §54.1-4201.1 — Notification by Sponsor of Firearms Show to State Police and Local Law Enforcement
  • §15.2-1209.1 —   Counties May Regulate Carrying of Loaded Firearms on Public Highways
  • §15.2-915.2 —   Regulation of Transportation of a Loaded Rifle or Shotgun
  • §15.2-915.3 —   Requiring Fingerprinting for Concealed Handgun Permit
  • §54.1-4201.2 —   Firearm Transactions by Persons Other than Dealers; Mandatory Background Checks