Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Question about OC for non-residents

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Southwest VA
    Posts
    4

    Question about OC for non-residents

    I have looked around all evening, and my search brought me to this website. This is my first post for this reason. I poked around in the Virginia section and really didn't find what I was looking for, and its possible I may have overlooked it. My question is this. I am currently living somewhat long term in VA temporarily due to work. I am normally a resident of North Carolina. Does Virginia require any kind of permit for non-residents or are there any regulations or laws that would prevent me from OC'ing in this state while being a resident of another state? Basically, what I am asking is since I live in NC, can I OC in VA? Thanks.
    Last edited by llama.380; 09-07-2012 at 12:53 AM.

  2. #2
    Founder's Club Member thebigsd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Quarryville, PA
    Posts
    3,543

    Question about OC for non-residents

    Yes, you may OC without any kind of permit. There are no laws or regulations that prevent you from OCing as a non-resident. (I am assuming that you are legally allowed to possess a firearm)

    Do you have a North Carolina permit? If so, it is valid in VA. If not, there are a few benefits to having a permit so you may want to look at obtaining a non-resident permit if you so choose.

    I also recommend that you check out the Virginia Citizens Defense League. It is a great group dedicated to gun rights in VA. If you go to their website you can sign up for VA-ALERT (on the right side of the page) which is a free email system that will keep you informed about everything gun-related going on in the state. The website is http://www.vcdl.org

    You may also wish to check out the following links for places where you can and cannot carry.

    Open Carry
    http://opencarry.org/va.html

    Concealed Carry
    http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/virginia.pdf
    Last edited by thebigsd; 09-07-2012 at 01:07 AM.
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Southwest VA
    Posts
    4
    Thanks for the reply. The opencarry.org link you provided is what led me here. So now that the important question has been answered I am sure I will have more questions about OC in VA. As for the permit, the only interest I have is having a visible weapon for the purpose of crime deterrence with a secondary, and hopefully never needed, purpose of gene pool cleansing if some idiot thug lacks the brain capacity to realize that I have a gun.

  4. #4
    Founder's Club Member thebigsd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Quarryville, PA
    Posts
    3,543

    Question about OC for non-residents

    Quote Originally Posted by llama.380 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. The opencarry.org link you provided is what led me here. So now that the important question has been answered I am sure I will have more questions about OC in VA. As for the permit, the only interest I have is having a visible weapon for the purpose of crime deterrence with a secondary, and hopefully never needed, purpose of gene pool cleansing if some idiot thug lacks the brain capacity to realize that I have a gun.
    Great!! Feel free to ask any questions that you may have. The Virginia forum is one of the most educated on this site. I too open carry everywhere I go!
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •