Virginia requires that, automatic firearms are registered with the state police. The striker 12 shotgun, some destructive devices, and plastic firearms are banned to citizens. Other NFA weapons, such as silencers are, legal as long as the owners comply with NFA regulations.
NFA weapons refer to a federal list of firearms that the government requires owners register. Not all states follow this law, and others have partial restrictions, full banns, or the need to register firearms in the NFA data base. Examples of firearms or other weaponry considered a NFA regulated weapon includes, but is not limited to: Machine guns, firearm suppressors, short barreled riffles and shot guns, and anti-tank guns (.50 caliber and up).