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New Gun Show Laws Take Effect in Virginia

Gun show attendees in Virginia are now living with new restrictions announced earlier in the summer — and they don’t know it. And to be sure, there is very little too like.

On July 1, 2020 some of the gun laws changed in Virginia targeting gun shows, the sale of firearms, and other restrictions to boot.

Gun owners in Virginia may now only purchase one handgun per month. Obviously, there is no constitutional basis for this at all. Pro-Second Amendment advocacy have already filed lawsuits, but cases have been held up in the court system.

Unfortunately, gun owners in Virginia have to live with this arbitrary laws — for now. Let’s take a deeper look at what they’re dealing with.

Gun Show Crackdowns

One of the legislation’s mandates is universal background at gun shows. This requires that law enforcement be present to check the background of anyone buying a gun at the show before they can leave with that weapon. 

This is a complicated process for the promoters at such events. In order to secure a police presence, they must request local law enforcement well in advance of the show. They also have to make sure that they have a large booth area for the police officers to provide these background checks.

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