Good questions. They show you are alert and thoughtful. I am very cautious about accepting advice about the law where violations can result in legal trouble for myself.
I recommend obtaining a copy of Virginia Gun Laws by Alan Korwin, et al, from Bloomfield Press. Many gun stores have copies. You could also check larger bookstores. It has plenty of useful information andcovers many firearms questions.There is a 2006 edition. Just glance at the copyright date to make sure you are looking at the current one.
For faster information, you could check the Virginia General Assembly's website. They have a statute search tool.
I would definitelydouble-check anyadvice received againstthe actualstatutes.