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Legal Statutes: Virginia

UPDATED November 17, 2016

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Article 7. Other Illegal Weapons

back to top18.2-308.1:5. Purchase or transportation of firearm by persons convicted of certain drug offenses prohibited

Any person who, within a 36-consecutive-month period, has been convicted of two misdemeanor offenses under subsection B of former § 18.2-248.1:1, § 18.2-250 or 18.2-250.1 shall be ineligible to purchase or transport a handgun. However, upon expiration of a period of five years from the date of the second conviction and provided the person has not been convicted of any such offense within that period, the ineligibility shall be removed.
Acts 1995, c. 577; Acts 2011, c. 384, eff. March 23, 2011; Acts 2011, c. 410, eff. March 23, 2011. Amended by Acts 2014, c. 674; Acts 2014, c. 719.