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    Can a Georgia Weapons License Holder Carry in Virginia?

    I don't know if anybody had posted this question here before, but can an out of state permit holder open carry in the Commonwealth of Virginia considering that I have a Georgia Weapons License which the State of Virginia doesn't recognize?

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    Sorry I misunderstood the OP question. Better reply below.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manjoe View Post
    I don't know if anybody had posted this question here before, but can an out of state permit holder open carry in the Commonwealth of Virginia considering that I have a Georgia Weapons License which the State of Virginia doesn't recognize?
    The Commonwealth of Virginia does not regulate the open carry of a handgun. No permit or license is required. When you cross over the state line into the Commonwealth, you are free to openly carry a firearm (assuming you are not a "prohibited person," e.g., a felon). Although you did not ask, concealed carry requires a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) or a currently valid permit or license from a state which is recognized by the Commonwealth.

    Even though there is state pre-emption concerning firearms laws, there are several jurisdictions that regulate certain aspects of firearms carry, including a limitation on magazine capacity. See http://vcdl.org/CarryInfo for more complete information.

    This forum, OCDO, is a strong advocate of the open carry of a properly holstered handgun, and there are many members on this forum who "walk the walk" in their daily lives in every part of the Commonwealth.
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    A Georgia permit is not recognized in Virginia.
    http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms_Reciprocity.shtm

    As mentioned, open carry is the preferred method for many - problem solved
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    Welcome to OCDO.

    Since you are asking about Open Carry, pay no attention to most of the responses. JamesCanby probably settled your question.

    Let us know in advance when and where you will be in Virginia. We may be able to set up a meet&greet.

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    Yes...welcome to the land of the free!

    BTW Proshooter, I followed you downtown while going to the General Assembly. Tried t wave but you weren't watching your rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Yes...welcome to the land of the free!

    BTW Proshooter, I followed you downtown while going to the General Assembly. Tried t wave but you weren't watching your rear.

    I never thought you went that way. Do you have any pictures of ProShooter's rear? 'Cause we know of some other photos you took of some other folks' rears.

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Yes...welcome to the land of the free!

    BTW Proshooter, I followed you downtown while going to the General Assembly. Tried t wave but you weren't watching your rear.
    Was that Friday? I was going to DCJS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Was that Friday? I was going to DCJS.
    DCJS ???

    You have my deepest sympathy. Once a year is about all I can tolerate those people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by va_tazdad View Post
    DCJS ???

    You have my deepest sympathy. Once a year is about all I can tolerate those people.

    ;>)
    I had to go down there for work (new job). I've been down there twice now and they've been great.....just don't try to get them on the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    I had to go down there for work (new job). I've been down there twice now and they've been great.....just don't try to get them on the phone.
    That's silly. It hasn't been that long ago exLEO's didn't need their blessing. Best of luck with the new job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    That's silly. It hasn't been that long ago exLEO's didn't need their blessing. Best of luck with the new job.
    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    That's silly. It hasn't been that long ago exLEO's didn't need their blessing. Best of luck with the new job.
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    Thank you!
    ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    ???
    I should have said second job Grape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    That's silly. It hasn't been that long ago exLEO's didn't need their blessing. Best of luck with the new job.
    What? I didn't get the memo! New job? What's up wit' dat?
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    what he said:
    Quote Originally Posted by JamesCanby View Post
    The Commonwealth of Virginia does not regulate the open carry of a handgun. No permit or license is required. When you cross over the state line into the Commonwealth, you are free to openly carry a firearm (assuming you are not a "prohibited person," e.g., a felon). Although you did not ask, concealed carry requires a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) or a currently valid permit or license from a state which is recognized by the Commonwealth.

    Even though there is state pre-emption concerning firearms laws, there are several jurisdictions that regulate certain aspects of firearms carry, including a limitation on magazine capacity. See http://vcdl.org/CarryInfo for more complete information.

    This forum, OCDO, is a strong advocate of the open carry of a properly holstered handgun, and there are many members on this forum who "walk the walk" in their daily lives in every part of the Commonwealth.
    Daniel L. Hawes - 540 347 2430 - HTTP://www.VirginiaLegalDefense.com

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