Moving to a more gun friendly state...


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jobu07
September 22, 2005, 08:52 PM
Well folks, I have a job offer in Northern Virginia for a certain "organization" that will remain nameless. The money will be good and it would get me out of New York State. I've grown to know the New York gun laws very intimately over the past years. Even though we have some dumb gun laws up here, upstate is very gun friendly.

But, i'm really interested in knowing what sorts of laws there are pertaining to guns and shooting in VA. I understand that there is some limit on the number of handguns that can be bought in any certain month? I also know that in NY we have to register our pistols. Any gun registration in VA? Where are the best places to shoot in the Fairfax/Vienna region? Etc, etc, etc...

Thanks much for your input guys! I look forward to meeting some of you in that more gunny populous state. :)

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Spot77
September 22, 2005, 09:15 PM
I'll wait for the VA guys to chime in with specifics, but when you get to VA, you'll think you died and went to heaven.

jobu07
September 22, 2005, 09:17 PM
you'll think you died and went to heaven

LOL, that's what i'm hoping for! :D

Taurus 66
September 22, 2005, 09:25 PM
Jobu, you're on my buddy list here. Just because you go down there to VA, you know they have internet too. They aren't that backwoods. :p

Hook up when you get yourself situated, log on, and your username will still be good.

Good luck to you and keep in touch. :)

Gannet
September 22, 2005, 09:28 PM
This link (http://www.packing.org/state/virginia/) should be of interest. Good luck on the move! :)

KONY
September 22, 2005, 09:33 PM
But, i'm really interested in knowing what sorts of laws there are pertaining to guns and shooting in VA. I understand that there is some limit on the number of handguns that can be bought in any certain month? I also know that in NY we have to register our pistols. Any gun registration in VA? Where are the best places to shoot in the Fairfax/Vienna region? Etc, etc, etc...

Limit is 1 firearm per month until you get your CHP and then you can purchase all you want ... as far as I know, no firearm registration ... where to shoot? Best public range is the NRA Range in Fairfax, hands down ... as for any other peculiarities, you MUST open carry if you bring your firearm with you to any establishment with a valid state license (VABC) to SERVE alcohol (meaning supermarkets, etc DON'T count). Virginia (even NoVA) is gun-friendly ... Hope this helps and welcome!

jobu07
September 22, 2005, 09:33 PM
I'm not gone yet Taurus, it'l still be about a month before I get down there for good. Just think... I may not have a total grasp on their firearms, but I do know that they are Class III friendly! :D Machine Guns? Silencers? SBR's?... :evil:

M-Rex
September 23, 2005, 02:49 AM
I envy you. :neener:

Congratulations!

Shootcraps
September 23, 2005, 08:14 AM
Welcome to The Commonwealth of Virginia! If it ain't Heaven for gun-owners, it's pretty close. ;)

Kony hit the main points well. Except for the limit. It's 1 handgun a month, unless you have CHL. Your VA drivers license has to be 30 days old before you can buy a gun. Class III is also available.

For concealed carry, you have to show some training (but a Hunter Safety course satisfies this) and they issue the permit within 45 days. You can't carry:

In church
Public school
Courthouse
Any place that has ABC license to serve on premises.

The state has preemption laws so there are no local ordinances. And the NRA range is a great place to shoot. :D

TOADMAN
September 23, 2005, 10:39 AM
Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc
PO Box 513 Newington,VA 22122
804-639-0600
www.VCDL.org

Check them out. Well worth the effort!

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