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SB 1429 Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk, penalties.

Introduced by: George L. Barker | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure where an attorney for the Commonwealth or law-enforcement officer can apply to a circuit court judge for a warrant to remove firearms from a person who poses a substantial risk of injury to himself or others. If firearms are seized pursuant to the warrant, there will be a court hearing within 14 days from execution of the warrant to determine whether the firearms should be returned or retained by law-enforcement. Firearms may be retained for up to 180 days or, with court approval, may be transferred to a third party chosen by the person from whom they were seized. Persons who have been served with a warrant or who are the subject of an order are disqualified from having a concealed handgun permit or purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer and may not be employed by a licensed firearms dealer. It will also be a crime for a person to transfer a firearm to a person whom he knows has been served with a warrant or who is the subject of an order.


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