Grandmother Takes Virginia Handgun Rationing Law to Court
By Chris Eger
Virginia has tried to ration guns off and on since 1748, and the latest attempt, set to take effect in July, is the subject of a lawsuit. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)
A Northern Virginia woman, with the help of pro-gun groups, is taking the state government to court over a new law that limits handgun sales to one per month.
Valerie Trojan, a Goochland County grandmother, wants to purchase several identical handguns this summer– possibly as presents for family members– but would be prevented from doing so by a looming new law that rations such sales to one in a 30-day period. Although a local FFL, Brothers N Arms, wants to order such guns for Trojan, they are likewise prevented from selling them to her unless the transfers are staggered out over time, a prospect the licensed dealer says interferes with their lawful commerce.
Trojan and Brothers N Arms, therefore, joined with the Virginia Citizens Defense League and Gun Owners of America to take the state to court, filing a 33-page complaint this week in Goochland County Circuit Court naming the head of the Superintendent of the Virginia State Police as a defendant.
The legal action challenges the pending gun control measure on Second Amendment grounds,