Thread: New OC member in Central Va.
I'm glad I found this forum. I have read and understand all federal and state laws regarding handguns and other firearms but it helps to here situation specific examples and such. I open carry because I feel a CHP is signing away my rights and having me registered like some sort of livestock. I am not a criminal and should not have to carry "papers" and be fingerprinted. Also open carry allows me to show off the holsters I make to other gun enthusiasts.
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Last edited by Grapeshot; 02-19-2013 at 05:33 PM.
"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good." - George Washington
An excellent source of information about gun laws that have changed over the past few years (as well as gun laws that have not changed but could have!) is the VCDL's Legislative Tracking Tool webpage.
They set one of these up every year, and it is updated as the various pieces of legislation move through the law-making process. If you take a few minutes to look through the past few years, you can see which bills passed, and thus changed laws, and which bills failed. For example, if you look through the 2012 page, you will find HB754, which repealed the option for localities to require fingerprinting for a CHP application.
Of course the current year, 2013, is still in process, so it is still being updated as the status changes for any of the bills still alive.
VCDL Legislative Status, by year: