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    How many can you carry?

    A question was recently brought up about the VA CHP stating "Permit to carry a concealed handgun". Is that meant to interpret that only one handgun may be concealed or may be carried? Does the fact that it is nowhere stated under Virginia law(that I'm aware of) nullify the question? I understand the potential offtopicness of this question but the fact is I normally OC a full size service pistol and CC a subcompact at the same time. It would seem pretty normal to me that citizens desiring to carry a firearm for protection might also desire to carry a back up firearm. Two is one, one is none mentality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincoln7 View Post
    A question was recently brought up about the VA CHP stating "Permit to carry a concealed handgun". Is that meant to interpret that only one handgun may be concealed or may be carried? Does the fact that it is nowhere stated under Virginia law(that I'm aware of) nullify the question? I understand the potential offtopicness of this question but the fact is I normally OC a full size service pistol and CC a subcompact at the same time. It would seem pretty normal to me that citizens desiring to carry a firearm for protection might also desire to carry a back up firearm. Two is one, one is none mentality.
    I've never seen a limit enforced but it does say "Handgun permit" singular.
    Of course....the limit for OC'ers depends on how strong they are

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    You can carry as many as you'd like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    You can carry as many as you'd like.
    Is this based on there being no written law against it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincoln7 View Post
    Is this based on there being no written law against it?
    Indeed so. Nowhere in the statutes are we limited to carrying just one.

    And the Code of Virginia does supply the answer:

    8.1A-106. Use of singular and plural;

    In the Uniform Commercial Code (General Provisions), unless the statutory context otherwise requires:

    (1) words in the singular number include the plural, and those in the plural include the singular; and

    http://www.lawserver.com/law/state/v..._code_8-1a-106

    A CHP authorizes the permit holder to carry a handgun. If you choose to carry a second handgun concealed, that 2nd would still be a gun, so too would a 3rd handgun be a gun.

    It's elementary, Watson - it's legal to carry more than one.
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    LOL, looks like there's room on my belt for one more!

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    I think this is over kill though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMA2z...layer_embedded

    "I'm not sure how to make this a clickable link as I'm a old guy without computer skills"

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    William Shatner demonstrates how to carry more than one gun.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    William Shatner demonstrates how to carry more than one gun.
    Now there's someone I wouldn't want to have to rely on calling 911 if my life was in danger! Especially if I was drowning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalker View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMA2z...layer_embedded

    "I'm not sure how to make this a clickable link as I'm a old guy without computer skills"
    Me too!


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