AR15Texan wrote:Welcome...I will be visiting Reston, VA soon and I have recently discovered to my delight that I can open carry in this state. Some questions I have:
1. Can a non-resident indeed open carry.
2. I have a CHL from Texas (VA has reciprocity with TX), do I need to show this is if stopped by police while open carrying?
3. Where can't I open carry? Courthouses, airports, state parks, schools (private/public)?
4. Anyone else open carry in Reston? Tell me your experiences when doing it, i.e. appalled people, police, etc.
Anyone in VA can OC...
Your permit is only needed if you CC and you MUST show it to LEO when asked. Fairfax County Police area aware that you can OC.
Here are some code section to read up on. You cannot carry into a court house.
§ 18.2-308. Personal protection; carrying concealed weapons; when lawful to carry.
§ 18.2-287.01. Carrying weapon in air carrier airport terminal.
§ 18.2-308.1. Possession of firearm, stun weapon, or other weapon on school property prohibited.
§ 29.1-527. Counties, cities or towns may prohibit hunting near public schools and county, city, town or regional parks.