Discharging Firearms Virginia Laws Public 18.2-280

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Discharging Firearms Virginia Laws Public 18.2-280

Discharging Firearms Virginia Laws Public 18.2-280

 VIRGINIA LAWYERS – WILLFULLY DISCHARGING FIREARMS IN PUBLIC PLACES

Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-280

§ 18.2-280. Willfully discharging firearms in public places

A. If any person willfully discharges or causes to be discharged any firearm in any street in a city or town, or in any place of public business or place of public gathering, and such conduct results in bodily injury to another person, he shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony. If such conduct does not result in bodily injury to another person, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

B. If any person willfully discharges or causes to be discharged any firearm upon the buildings and grounds of any public, private or religious elementary, middle or high school, he shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony, unless he is engaged in a program or curriculum sponsored by or conducted with permission of a public, private or religious school.

C. If any person willfully discharges or causes to be discharged any firearm upon any public property within 1,000 feet of the property line of any public, private or religious elementary, middle or high school property he shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony, unless he is engaged in lawful hunting.

D. This section shall not apply to any law-enforcement officer in the performance of his official duties nor to any other person whose said willful act is otherwise justifiable or excusable at law in the protection of his life or property, or is otherwise specifically authorized by law.

E. Nothing in this statute shall preclude the Commonwealth from electing to prosecute under any other applicable provision of law instead of this section.

Va. Code § 18.2-280 – VIRGINIA LAWYERS – WILLFULLY DISCHARGING FIREARMS IN PUBLIC PLACES

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Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-280(A) Any person who willfully discharges or causes to be discharged any firearm in any street in a city or town, or in any place of public business or place of public gathering, and such conduct results in bodily injury to another person Shall be guilty of Class 6 felony
Any person who willfully discharges or causes to be discharged any firearm in any street in a city or town, or in any place of public business or place of public gathering, and such conduct does not result in bodily injury to another person Shall be guilty of Class 1 misdemeanor
Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-280(B) If any person willfully discharges or causes to be discharged any firearm upon the buildings and grounds of any public, private or religious elementary, middle or high school, unless he is engaged in a program or curriculum sponsored by or conducted with permission of a public, private or religious school Shall be guilty of Class 4 felony
Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-280(C) Unless he is engaged in lawful hunting, any person who willfully discharges or causes to be discharged any firearm upon any public property within 1,000 feet of the property line of any public, private or religious elementary, middle or high school property Shall be guilty of Class 4 felony
Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-280(D) This section shall not apply to any law-enforcement officer in the performance of his official duties nor to any other person whose said willful act is otherwise justifiable or excusable at law in the protection of his life or property, or is otherwise specifically authorized by law
Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-280(E) Nothing in this statute shall preclude the Commonwealth from electing to prosecute under any other applicable provision of law instead of this section.

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