2006 Code of Virginia § 18.2-308.1:3 - Purchase, possession or transportation of firearm by persons involuntarily committed; penalt...
18.2-308.1:3. Purchase, possession or transportation of firearm by personsinvoluntarily committed; penalty.
A. It shall be unlawful for any person involuntarily committed pursuant toArticle 5 ( 37.2-814 et seq.) of Chapter 8 of Title 37.2 to purchase,possess or transport a firearm during the period of such person's commitment.A violation of this subsection shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.
B. Any person prohibited from purchasing, possessing or transporting firearmsunder this section may, at any time following his release from commitment,petition the circuit court in the city or county in which he resides torestore his right to purchase, possess or transport a firearm. The court may,in its discretion and for good cause shown, grant the petition. The clerkshall certify and forward forthwith to the Central Criminal Records Exchange,on a form provided by the Exchange, a copy of any such order.
(1994, c. 907; 2004, c. 995.)
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