driver-mike wrote:Welcome aboard driver-mike!I live in south west Va. and have had my CWP for about 5 years now but dont carry much. I have heard that if you have a CWP you have to carry concealed. can I also carry open?????
Open carry is permitted in Virginia by virtue of no law forbidding it - if 18 yo and not otherwise excluded from having a weapon. No permit is required to OC.
It is the only way you can carry in a restaurant serving alcohol.
BTW - it is not a concealed weapon permit (CWP) although it was years ago. It is strictly a concealed handgun permit (CHP) in Virginia now.
If you have had your CHP for about 5 years maybe you might want to check the expiration date - it might be time to renew.