forewarned7 wrote:Welcome aboard and to the movement.Hey everybody, I'm new to this forum, looks like a cool bunch here.
I just got a Glock model 22 at the Roanoke gunshow Saturday. Love it, but can't get a concealed permit as I'm only 20.
I've of course been reading up on every bit of open cary law I can find for the last few days, and I have one question I can't seem to find a firm answer for anywhere I've looked (including here).
Is it legal to leave my loaded gun in the car (well out of sight) when I stop to go into some place where I'm not allowed to carry (e.g. private property where it's posted)? I know I'm required to keep it visible (aka dashboard or passenger seat) while I'm driving, but once I'm out of the car I'm not technically 'possessing' it anymore, right?
You may OC on your hip in your car in Va. On the seat or dash will make it a missile in hard braking or cornering. Many of us will not spend our money in posted establishments - but that is a personal choice. It surely does avoid the issue of "storing" though.
One place to store is unloaded in the trunk but there are always is the problem of someone seeing you handle your gun - it excites some people and lets a criminal know where to look. Best place is in a secure, bolted to the floor lock box out of sight - no that is not considered in your possession nor concealing.
There are many your age and younger here - you are not the Lone Ranger. I'm sure that some will chime in shortly.