Gun rights advocates sue to block Virginia handgun sales law

Posted at 12:29 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 12:29:16-04

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gun rights advocates are suing to block a Virginia law from taking effect that would ban people from being able to buy more than one handgun a month.

The Virginia Citizens Defense League, Gun Owners of America and Gun Owners Foundation are among the plaintiffs in the suit filed Friday in a circuit court in Virginia.

The law is set to take effect July 1. It would make buying more than one handgun in a month a misdemeanor, with violators facing up to a year in jail or up to a $2,500 fine.

The plaintiffs argue that the measure violates their Second Amendment rights. Attorney General Mark Herring said he'll defend the measure.