TFred wrote:without knowing anything else about it, it would seem that counties are allowed to require handgun registration. :?§ 15.2-1207 states:
"The governing body of any county may require sellers of pistols and revolvers to furnish the clerk of the circuit court of the county, within ten days after sale of any such weapon, with the name and address of the purchaser, the date of purchase, and the number, make and caliber of the weapon sold. The clerk shall keep a record of the reports."
I had no idea this was in the code... does it apply to private sales? Do any jurisdictions have such an ordinance in place?
The previous section, 1206, allows a license tax on dealers, but this one doesn't specify.