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    Hey there, everybody. I'm traveling to Virginia in a few days to visit my father. I have a Georgia carry permit, but it is not valid in Virginia. I need to know about openly carrying in VA. Where can I carry? Where can't I carry? Can I carry in my vehicle? Where at in the vehicle?

    If you can point me to some information, I'd be quite thankful.

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    Ed will chime in with his carry card. It should cover just about everything. Let me try and find it if I can before he posts it

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    Also include GMU to the do not carry list. As for the car, just lay it on the seat where it is clearly visible.

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    How long are you in town for?
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    As noted, you can open carry legally with no permit here.

    If you are going to visit here often you might want to consider a Virginia non resident concealed carry permit to give yourself more options (especially while driving if for some reason you can't lay the gun on the seat in plain sight)

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    Hope your stay is a pleasant one!

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    ALso the VCDL newsletter The Defender on pages 5-6 runs a "where carry is legal" piece that you can cut out and fit in your wallet.
    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

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    Thanks for the replies! A friend of mine from Virginia also helped explain some of the nuances. I should be fine. I'm only staying for three days, mostly in Virginia Beach.

    I'll definitely consider getting a non-residential permit. What's the requirement for one?

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