Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That §18.2-56.2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§18.2-56.2. Allowing access to firearms by minors; penalty.
shall be is unlawful for any person to recklessly leave a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a
manner as to endanger the life or limb of any
under the age of fourteen 18. Any person violating the
provisions of this subsection shall be is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor.
shall be is unlawful for any person
knowingly to authorize a child under the age of
to use a firearm except when the child is under the supervision of an adult.
Any person violating this subsection shall be is guilty of a Class 1
misdemeanor. For purposes of this subsection, "adult" shall mean
means a parent, guardian, person standing in loco parentis
to the child,
or a person
years of age or over
older who has the permission of the parent, guardian, or
person standing in loco parentis to supervise the child in the use of a