Virginia Deep-Sixes One-Gun-A-Month Law

We’ve just received word from the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) that Old Dominion has ditched its one-gun-a-month (OGAM) law. Governor McDonnell signed the bill that restores Virginia residents’ Second Amendment right to purchase and keep and bear handguns without the previous, capricious limit on purchase quantity and frequency. The repeal doesn’t kick-in until summer. As the VCDL warns, “until July 1, if you don’t have a CHP or fall under one of the current exceptions, do not buy more than one handgun per month.” Virginia households are bracing for the repeals’ economic impact on the family budget, as are the state’s gun dealers.


  1. avatar Tim Tritt says:

    Oh to live in that splendid place rather than here in CA. But I would probably not be able to afford it anyways.

    1. avatar CarlosT says:

      You know, you could move to one of the other 57 states. A lot of them are free as well.

      1. avatar Tim Tritt says:

        Yeah – but its home, its the job, and its the wife… someday.

      2. avatar APBTFan says:

        Arizona welcomes new gun owners!

        1. avatar MadDawg J says:

          So does FL!

          I’d rather be in CA than DC. Less than 2 months and I should be back in sunny FL swimming in the Gulf and CCWing. Can’t wait.

  2. avatar Derry M says:

    I live in CA, too. I celebrate for those who live in “Old Virginny”.

  3. avatar Guywithagun says:

    So jealous! (cali resident)

  4. avatar Mr Pierogie says:

    Your move New Jersey….

  5. avatar Ken West says:

    Nice to see a sign from Clark Brothers. Just a few miles up the road. Even nicer to see Virginia recognize the freedoms granted to them by God according to the Constitution.

  6. avatar ready, fire,aim says:

    I can see broken dishes , bumps on heads from frying pans and the divorce rate going up soon…..but honey I really needed this one……and this one…and this one…and….LOL

    1. avatar Ropingdown says:

      My wife never said anything, but I did go through a phase like that. Then, one day I realized I needed to buy a real safe. It was just a bit like a teenager’s first drunk. Fun, but then I slowed waaayy down. laugh.

    2. avatar APBTFan says:

      Ah, the joys of being single. Complete freedom with all my bread. Not knocking marriage, just saying I ain’t sheddin’ a tear over not being married.

      1. avatar Not Too Eloquent says:

        I’ll second that.

      2. avatar MadDawg J says:

        Same here.

        1. avatar Ropingdown says:

          I did say “my wife never said anything…” laugh. Even when the big Liberty safe showed up. Still, being single has its joys. My wife claims that I experience them far too often. As for ‘sheddin’ a tear’, well, you owe yourselves a few tears of JOY now and then. laugh.

  7. avatar Ropingdown says:

    The Cali thing puzzles me in this way: I’m east coast, but I have cousins in San Francisco and San Diego. The guys all seem to really enjoy shooting, and own guns. So how did they become so out-numbered? In fact CA is famous for shooting and hunting. Did half of NYC move there?

    1. avatar APBTFan says:

      It may be the Chicago syndrome where the most populous city (cities in California’s case) are disgustingly liberal and as such tend to dictate state policies. NYC transplants certainly wouldn’t help the situation. AZ has more than its fair share of liberal transplants trying to turn our state into a liberal haven.

      1. avatar Mr. Lion says:

        Very few New Yorkers transplant themselves to Cali these days, in any given industry of note. Cali is for slackers who amble in at 10am and moan when they have to get things done. New Yorkers are on their eight caw-fee by 7am and have generally made someone a few bajillion dollars somewhere by then. It’s about the only thing the place does well.

        Chicago syndrome is exactly what ruins otherwise decent states, and some large cities on a microsystem level.

        1. avatar Tim Tritt says:

          That’s a very broad brush, my friend! Too often, people associate what they see or hear about CA as the norm. Guys, its called Hollywood.

          The legislature and current governor are certainly part of the problem, but so are activist judges at the appeals level. We have a referendum process, but many times after a vote, the vote gets overturned by our judicial system.

          Indeed, many of our problem come from our elected officials – it is certainly corrupt, but that is what happens with term limits. I have never supported term-limits – it gives the power to lobbyists.

          So there you have it, liberal large cities, liberal Hollywood (and associated items like artists, actors, and media), term-limits, activist judiciary, a referendum process (that allows politicians to take the easy way out, rather than having to vote on difficult issues and answer to the electorate).

          I always blame Hiram Johnson – but that is just me.

        2. avatar Derry M says:

          I blame former San Jose, Ca, Police Chief Joseph D. McNamara and Governor George Deukmejian (1983-1991).

        3. avatar Ropingdown says:

          Thank you all for the clarifications. I’ve often read the 9th Circuit’s opinions with a stunned look on my face.

        4. avatar Ralph says:

          It has been suggested that SCOTUS should have two dockets — one for everything else, and one to overturn the 9th.

        5. avatar APBTFan says:

          I’m glad you brought that up. The 9th is a complete joke. They’re the ones that blocked the key parts of our (AZ) SB 1070 immigration bill. The gov’t sits on its ass, does nothing about the border and when our state says enough is enough those jackasses block it. I realize circuit courts are a part of our system but the 9th makes every argument against them.

  8. avatar Skyler says:

    My old home of Virginia is now ahead of my new home of Texas. Now if Texas would only allow open carry of hand guns, we’d be good. Next after that would be to get rid of the stupid concealed carry licensing.

    1. avatar APBTFan says:

      I’m surprised Texas doesn’t allow open carry. If Bohnam, Bowie, Crockett and Autry were alive now they might digress.

  9. avatar VA Pete says:

    This is gonna cause VA to lose quite a few points from the Brady state rating scale! Last I checked I was kind of bummed that we had such a high rating with 12 points. This should bring us waaaaay down. I can already here the gnashing of teeth over there at the Washington Post.

    1. avatar Bill Baldwin says:

      losing points from brady +1…um I mean -8, great job

    2. avatar Jim Scrummy says:

      Actually, I see it as Virginny (my adopted home state) gaining points. We scored an 88, which is a B+, with the previous Brady rating. Next year, definitely in the A territory of the 90’s. Plus no grade inflation. It would be nice to score a 100, but that’s kind of tough to do right now with the VA Senate essentially being a 50/50 split.

  10. avatar Ralph says:

    My ex-gf had a similar law. It had nothing to do with guns, but it was one-a-month.

    1. avatar APBTFan says:

      That gave me a good laugh. Thanks for that.

  11. avatar ready, fire,aim says:

    WHAT DO YOU THINK?.Va. repeals one-per-month limit on handgun purchases
    Despite opposition from families of Virginia Tech victims, governor signed the bill.
    .Should gun sales be limited?

    Should gun sales be limited?
    Absolutely. Only criminals would buy more than one.
    22 % Absolutely. Only criminals would buy more than one.
    15,922 votesIf determined, people would find them despite limits.
    17 % If determined, people would find them despite limits.
    12,564 votesNo limits. Ever hear of the Second Amendment?
    61 % No limits. Ever hear of the Second Amendment?
    43,742 votesSkip to results
    Back to voting
    Total Responses: 72,236
    Results are updated every minute.



    1. avatar Derry M says:

      Thanks for the info. I voted. Looks like –
      “No limits. Ever hear of the Second Amendment?
      61 % No limits. Ever hear of the Second Amendment? 68,920 votes” [when I voted ] –
      is winning by more than double the other two choices. That should send a clear message. Up to 73,048 now!

  12. avatar GS650G says:

    Now just watch the crime rates go down as a results.

  13. avatar Philthegardener says:

    YEAHHHH! Just got word of a reorg and transfer to Gainesville. I’ll be a month early, but it’s not like I can afford more than one a month anyway… Just a lovely, warm, friendly feeling inside… No more b.s. “hi-cap” restrictions. I’m getting me an XDm…

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