[Ed. – No grandfathering. Current owners would be required to obtain a license in order to legally keep their firearms. This in spite of the fact that AR-15s and other semi-automatic weapons that fit the bill’s definition of “assault weapons” are very seldom used in homicides. The intent to simply compile a list of owners – not for public safety but for ease of future confiscation – is crystal clear.]
A bill from Delegate Mark Levine (D) mandates all Virginia AR-15 owners acquire a license of ownership from the state.
Those who do not acquire a license yet remain in possession of AR-15s will be labeled felons.
Levine’s legislation, HB 961, applies to AR-15s and all guns which Democrats refer to as “assault firearms.”
Levine defines an “assault firearm” as “a semi-automatic center-fire rifle that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material with a fixed magazine capacity in excess of 10 rounds.”