Both the House and Senate have passed a bill that would exempt concealed carry permit holders from local bans on carrying loaded shotguns in cars.
Supporters of the bill say it brings uniformity to the state code as gun owners travel between localities.
Republican Senator Tom Garrett of Buckingham is the bill’s patron.
Republicans rejected an amendment to require gun owners to keep their concealed carry permit with them if carrying a loaded shotgun, despite objections from Democrats.
The bill passed the House 62 to 34.