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Visiting Family In Virginia

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by stormcaller111, Sep 22, 2008.

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  1. stormcaller111

    stormcaller111 Member

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    Hi all, i am traveling to Virginia later this week to stay with family for a few days. Does anyone know Virginia's laws concerning non residents and handgun possession? thanks to all...
     
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  3. stormcaller111

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    Tribal, thanks for the quick reply. Virginia does not honor New York's CC permit. Despite being a non resident, i can open carry in Virginia? also, what are the requirements regarding a handgun in the car (weapon in glovebox, loaded, unloaded etc)? thanks for the help...
     
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    Loaded firearms may be carried in the passenger compartment in plain view or secured in gun cases that are unconcealed;trunk transport is also legit for loaded firearms.A holstered handgun on the dashboard or passenger seat is OK.
    No glove box,console box or under seat.
    A handgun in a briefcase,purse,gym bag,etc.within arms reach would also be considered illegal.
    All those carry positions require a recognized permit to be legit.
    Full disclosure;I am not Tribal.:)
    You can OC in Virginia.These sites will help you with OL areas and OC:

    http://www.handgunlaw.us/documents/USOffLimitsN-W.pdf
    http://opencarry.org/va.html
     
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    Good point.Use FOPA,1986 for these and other "unfriendly terrain" areas" if you must traverse them

    Text:

    Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle: Provided, That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver's compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console. 18 USC 926 - Sec. 926A. Interstate transportation of firearms

    18 USC - U.S. Code - Title 18: Crimes and Criminal Procedure (January 2004)


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  7. VARifleman

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    Explain this with the relevant law please.
     
  8. stormcaller111

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    thanks for all the replies. I have an SUV, so a loaded handgun locked in a normal hard pistol case in the rear of the vehicle in plain view would be legal correct? thanks again...
     
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    What part of VA are you going to be in? It is my understanding that you are not allowed to have a loaded gun in a vehicle in the city of Chesapeke, CCW or not. Maybe some members closer to that area, more familiar with their laws can chime in.
     
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    was recently training with a number of new jersey gun owners ... in southern virginia.

    they all (lawfully) open-carried wherever they went. :D

    keep in mind there are a few places that are off-limits for any carry or even possession (courthouses, schools, amongst others).

    make sure that if you are in a restaurant that serves alcohol, you are open carrying (or not carrying). concealed carry in such a place is illegal (but i have yet to see anyone with a valid CCW get prosecuted for it in VA).

    more info at the virginia subforum at

    http://www.opencarry.org

    i would also encourage you to apply for a non-resident carry permit for Pennsylvania ... usually a quick turnaround time (some back and forth mailing required) and very cheap for what you get.
     
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    Something that may be of interest ...


    Tribal offered:
    then Tribal said:
    But I believe he is mistaken. 18.2-308 deals with concealed carry ... in part, it reads:

    So basically, if you have a firearm that is considered to be "securely wrapped" you won't be charged with violating Code of Virginia 18.2-308 for illegally carrying a concealed weapon, but I don't believe it applies to open carry.
     
  15. VARifleman

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    Yeah, that didn't have anything to do with open carrying a rifle or shotgun, which goes to no rifle mags over 20 or shotgun mags over 7 for the urban areas.
     
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    I will definately be looking into this. Thanks everyone for all the information!
     
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