Update from VA-Alert:
I have been overwhelmed with emails requesting to know the states that currently honor Virginia Concealed Handgun permits.
Here is the list of states that honor our permits (but not necessarily the other way around):
Vermont (no permit required)
IMPORTANT NOTES ON THE NEW SOUTH CAROLINA RECIPROCITY LAW
The South Carolina law requires training to be mandatory for the reciprocal state (which it is in Virginia, but will cut out a lot of other states that don't require training).
However, it is not clear about the type, or the amount, of training required and Tom Glaab tells me that GrassRoots South Carolina has some issues with the final law as passed because of that.
Tom fears that SLED (which is the government agency that does reciprocity for South Carolina) might interpret the law so narrowly as to exclude most states, perhaps including Virginia. SLED has been a roadblock in states getting reciprocity with South Carolina for years. :-(
We will just have to watch and see what happens over the next few weeks.
Here is a link to the bill and its status: