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Old 09-03-2009, 02:07 PM   #1
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Any vrigina gun owners familiar with virginia gun laws?

Im a florida resident going to school here. I have a florida CWL. Is it any good in the state of Va?

I dont understand the open carry laws either:
Open Carry:

* Legal when the firearm is not hidden from common observation.[261]
* The minimum age to Open Carry (OC) is 18.
* It is more common in rural areas of Virginia.
* It is uncommon in urban areas, but not unheard of nor illegal.
o Local law enforcement in some areas have been known to stop and question individuals openly carrying firearms.
* It is legal to openly carry in a vehicle.
* Since concealed carry is prohibited in restaurants and clubs that serve alcohol, it is common for someone carrying a concealed firearm to tuck their shirt behind the butt of their handgun when they enter the premises. This is known as the "Virginia Tuck."


Does this mean I can carry a gun openly at walmart?? I dont understand the virginia tuck either
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:02 PM   #2
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I looked into them as I was thinking of relocating to western Virginia. FL and VA do have reciprocity for CCW holders. Open carry is legal means open carry is legal. As long as it is fully visible then it is absolutely legal to open carry, with the usual exceptions such as schools and government buildings, wherever you want. That does not mean that a business does not have to ask you to leave and in some cases (perhaps many) may just do that. That also does not mean that you will not be stopped by police and questioned in more urban areas like NoVA, particularly since I would imagine that most urbanites are not used to seeing someone exercise their rights in such an open manner. They will likely call the police and report a man with a gun. As far as the VA tuck goes, if you have a concealed holster inside your pants that your shirt covers, you simply take your shirt and tuck it inside the gun, revealing the weapon. This bypasses the CCW ban in restaurants as the weapon is no longer concealed.

Take it for what it is worth since I don't live there, but based on my research this is what I have come up with. Class III is also legal in VA and IIRC there is no handgun registration required.
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:15 PM   #3
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Ok great, thanks so much, you answered every single question of mine
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:25 PM   #4
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Any vrigina gun owners familiar with virginia gun laws

if you have a handgun permit in one state what other states can it be used in...most states wont allow you to purchase a handgun in their state unless you are a resident...reguardless of a pistol permit...im pretty sure you can in Texas..are their any states on the East coast that will permit you?
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Virginia let me do it, im from FL.
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simple version.

you can open carry a handgun anywhere in virginia without a permit.

if you have a florida concealed carry permit, virginia honors it.

You can NOT conceal carry in restaurants or bars. You CAN open carry in them. Obviously fed govs buildings, post office, schools, etc are off limits to guns in general.

If you're more in a rural area people wont care much if you open carry. If you dress nice around northern virginia (suit, or at least something with a tie), people assume you're an LEO and don't really give you crap.

http://www.handgunlaw.us/ is your friend.
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:41 AM   #8
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simple version.

you can open carry a handgun anywhere in virginia without a permit.

if you have a florida concealed carry permit, virginia honors it.

You can NOT conceal carry in restaurants or bars. You CAN open carry in them. Obviously fed govs buildings, post office, schools, etc are off limits to guns in general.

If you're more in a rural area people wont care much if you open carry. If you dress nice around northern virginia (suit, or at least something with a tie), people assume you're an LEO and don't really give you crap.

http://www.handgunlaw.us/ is your friend.
So when inside the city, like downtown/main street, its wise not to open carry it? Or is that what rural refers to? Sorry, n00b here.
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rural = country, urban = city. Some city folk aren't used to seeing people carrying. you may get a few calls to the PD about a man with a gun. I didn't know it was legal to open carry in VA till a few months ago, some VA residents may not know either. I am 10 minutes from the VA/MD border, and have family in VA. Some people say its best to concealed carry when possible, as to not make you the first "target" of an attacker. But, if an attacker sees you carrying it may persuade them not to attempt anything. If I had a permit to concealed carry, I would whenever I can. I plan on getting a VA non-resident permit in the near future. I just need to get a handgun first.
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