Virginia bill to control any "firearms show"
Virginia Rep. Vivian Watts has introduced House Bill No. 1447.
Existing Virginia law requires the promoter of a "firearms show" to give 30 days' notice to police. "Firearms show" is defined as an exhibition, not on a dealer's premises, conducted "principally" for purposes of showing and selling firearms. HB 1447 would change that to include any gathering of two or more people " in which one of the purposes" is selling firearms. Presumably this is directed at swap meets, although it would also include a yard sale. In fact, it might include any gun sale (since two people have to gather in order to sell anything). The bill would also expand the definition of "promoter" to include not only the person setting up the show, but anyone "inviting others to participate in a firearms show or advertising a firearms show in the Commonwealth."
[Chuckle--when I worked at Interior, Ms. Watt's husband, David, was in our division. And Sen. Carl Levin's wife Barbara was in it, too.]