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    open carry at 18 in va

    I know its been asked many times before, but i just want to be 100% before i start walking around.
    ive asked a lot of cops and got mixed answers from them, so i though i would ask people that DO know.

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    you can, it is what i do, what part of the state are you in?

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    the best way to be 100% is to read and understand the law. If the law says no one under 18 may carry then we can 100% assume that anyone 18 or older may carry. There are places you cannot carry im sure a few clicks away you can find those restrictions. The first leson I learned about OC......RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH. which im sure you have already done. Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwinkeler View Post
    you can, it is what i do, what part of the state are you in?

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    I live in the Gloucester point/Yorktown area. So have you had any problems OCing under 21?

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    Tanner. Thanks for the help and positivity, and ive been researching for a very long time but I guess I'm just a little nervous for my first time

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    Cool I'm up in nova, and not really, I had a cluster with my school back in april(hadn't graduated high school yet) due to a misinformed school resource officer, other wise not really, just keep a smile on your face and your hand off of your pistol. Also buy a voice recorder it will help incase you ever get a dick cop.


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    What happened at school if you don't mind me asking (Im still in school myself) and thanks for the advise about the voice recorder, im picking one up tomorrow on my day off

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    No worries, over my spring break I open carried at the local Starbucks w/ my girl at the time, a couple of people I go to school with saw me,talked to about it, and then the next week in school they told the security guys that I open carried over the break, and I guess they thought that I brought my pistol to school so I was pulled out of class by the school resource officer frisked, interrogated about how I got the pistol, what make/model, where it was currently, then detained while they checked on the legalities of me carrying and how I got the pistol,


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    Oh wow, I actually had a very similar thing happen with a wasr 10/63 i had in my truck over a weekend. Its sad that people dont know the gun laws.

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    What happened with you? And yea it really is, I always laugh when I hear people say "oh he can't do that!" nice thing about open carry is that it educates people and helps desensitize the sheep


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    well i picked up a wasr a few months ago, and took it to my local gun shop (the owner is like my second father so im always there) to find some nice fitting mags and as i was putting it back in my truck a school bus from my school drove by and a bunch of people that knew me where on it. That night Facebook blew up about me having an ak, and the next day i walk in to school and cops put me in handcuffs and detained me for 4 hours ageist my will asking me how i got the gun and what i was planing on doing with it. Apparently someone told a friend that told a friend that told the school i was going to take it to school.I really wish my peers where better informed and mature,

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    Wow, did you file a complaint? and yea one thing I've noticed with our generation is that common sense and maturity is lacking


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    Ive filed a few. I was harassed by the resource officer for weeks after.

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    Sorry that really sucks, did you document the harassment?


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    As far as the complaints go, If you ever need any help go over to the va sub forum, there are some good guys that can help you with anything you need


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    I talked to his superiors but nothing ever come from it until he moved away. sense Ive had a bad leo run in already i'm just a tad bit nervous to strap my sig on and go out.

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    I can understand that, go to a dinner or event in your area to ease into it again,


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    I plan on going to the first one i find. And thanks for all the help, its really nice to find someone young and wise i can relate to.

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    Good and no problem shoot me a pm if you need anything or head up to nova, and yea it's nice to talk to another young OCer we are few and far between


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    so I dont really get a chance to get on here a lot lately but JESUS! While im still considerably young myself I am glad im not in school anymore! I agree with you guys people our age or aroung our age are dum dums. Im 26 so im sure things are different in highschool now days even though its only been 7 years. Anyways I love that you guys can go to war, smoke, be in or buy porn, and have guns. BUT WHAT EVER YOU DO YOU BETTER NOT DRINK! Rember your just kids after all. sometimes irony makes my head hurt.

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    Greetings Young45! Be sure to stop by the Virginia Sub-forum if you haven't already, lots of knowledgable people there. Also check out www.vcdl.org (Virginia Citezens Defense League) they are the premier grassroots gun rights organization in Va. Pretty much all gun rights/laws that have passed in the last ten years or so can be attributed to them in one form or another. (at least it feels that way)

    As far as being 18 to OC, there is no law that says such, only laws that say anyone who's a minor must be under adult supervision. Therefore, there being a lack of laws that prohibit such action, OC is legal at 18 be default. Just like there no law in Va that makes OC illegal so it is legal by that very lack of law. Laws are made to prohibit actions, so you will find no law that tells you when you can do something unless it previously prohobited it and it then lists exemptions (like CC, prohibited except for CHP holders etc. )

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