Welcome to the site!Dear folks,
I work for a towing/repossession company locally in Richmond. I work in the main office. I started open carrying a Taurus handgun about 2 months ago. My father was in the Marines and over the years he has taught me how to handle firearms. My owner is all for gun rights so he is OK with it. Also I have noticed a significant decrease in the amount of rowdy customers I have to deal with. The police have come to the office several times and have never said anything to me about it. The questions I have are:
Can I keep the handgun loaded and ready to go on private property?
Yes you can unless the owner forbids it. I'm sure you already know that a repossession must be peaceful in Va. If you are on private property and haven't already hooked up, you and the gun have to leave if ordered to.
When I leave I unload the one in the chamber and take the clip out and put it all in the trunk. Is this legal or can I do something else(like have it on the seat next to me or in the glove box)?
You can just put it on the seat or in any secured container (your choice), either loaded or unloaded.
Thank you in advance for all your help.