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HB 2276 - Classifies the Manufacture, Import, Sale, Transfer, and Possession of Certain Firearms as a Class 5 Felony - Virginia Key Vote

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Title: Classifies the Manufacture, Import, Sale, Transfer, and Possession of Certain Firearms as a Class 5 Felony

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that classifies the manufacture, import, sale, transfer, and possession of plastic firearms, unfinished frames or receivers, and unsterilized firearms as a class 5 felony.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines "plastic firearm" as any firearm, including machine guns and sawed-off shotguns containing less than 3.7 ounces of electromagnetically detectable metal in the barrel, slide, cylinder, frame, or receiver of which that, when subjected to inspection by the types of detection devices, including X-ray machines, commonly used at airports for security screening, does not generate an image that accurately depicts its shape (Sec. 1.B).

  • Defines "unfinished frame or receiver" as a piece of any material that does not constitute the frame or receiver of a firearm, rifle, or shotgun but that has been shaped or formed in any way for the purpose of becoming the frame or receiver of a firearm, rifle, or shotgun, and which may readily be made into a functional frame or receiver through milling, drilling, or other means (Sec. 1.A).

  • Prohibits any person from manufacturing, importing, selling, transfering, or possessing (Sec. 1.A):

    • Any plastic firearm; or

    • Any firearm that, after removal of all parts other than a major component, is not detectable as a firearm by the types of detection devices, including X-ray machines, commonly used at airports for security screening.

  • Prohibits any person to possess, sell, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, transport, or receive an unfinished frame or receiver (Sec. 1.B).

  • Prohibits any person from manufacturing, assembling, or causing to be assembled a firearm that is not imprinted with a serial number issued by a federal firearms importer or federal firearms manufacturer (Sec. 1.C).

  • Prohibits any person from possessing, selling, offering to sell, transfering, purchasing, transporting, or receiving a firearm that is not imprinted with a serial number issued by a federal firearms importer or federal firearms manufacturer (Sec. 1.D).

Title: Classifies the Manufacture, Import, Sale, Transfer, and Possession of Certain Firearms as a Class 5 Felony

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