Virginia ban on private gun sales takes effect

Virginian-PilotFor the first Yuletide ever, a new law makes it illegal for Virginians to sell their personally owned firearms without buyers clearing the kind of background checks that can only be handled by federally licensed dealers.

Gifts — the genuine kind with zero money, goods or services swapped — are exempt.

Otherwise, both parties must enlist a dealer for a criminal history check run through the Virginia State Police, with the state capping the dealer’s service fee at $15.

Will criminals obey the law? Of course not.
Will this solve any crimes? See above.

This entry was published Sat Jan 02 23:15:16 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-01-02 23:15:16.0. [Tweet]

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