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Regulations Governing Purchases of Handguns Within a 30-Day Period [19 VAC 30 ‑ 101]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description These regulations provide guidance for gun dealers and purchasers to assist them in complying with the provisions of 18.2-380.2:2 (R) as enacted by Chapters 991 and 992, Acts of Assembly, 2020 (Regular Session) which limit the purchase of handguns to one every thirty days. They also address the exceptions and application process to the general prohibition.
State Authority 18.2-308.2 :2 as amended by Chapters 991 and 992 , Acts of Assembly, 2020 Regular Session .
Federal Authority N/a
Exempt from APA Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4002(B)(6)
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To provide guidance for gun dealers and purchasers to assist them in complying with the provisions of 18.2-380.2:2 (R) which limit the purchase of handguns to one every thirty days as well as addressing the exceptions and application process to the general prohibition.
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Captain Matthew T. Patterson  / CJIS Officer
Address: Virginia State Police
7700 Midlothian TPKE
N Chesterfield, VA 23235
Email Address: matthew.patterson@vsp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)674-2023    FAX: (804)674-8531    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
2023 Amendments to the Regulations Governing Purchases of Handguns within a 30-Day Period– EO19-FINAL /EXEMPT
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/31/2024.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Promulgate Regulations Governing Purchases of Handguns Within a 30-Day Period - 2020
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/20/2020.