Many thanks for the lead. The research continues ...
For everyones's info, the VA code (18.2-308.P) reads:
... (i) the issuing authority provides the means for instantaneous verification of the validity of all such permits or licenses issued within that state, accessible 24 hours a day ...
... The Superintendent of [Virginia] State Police shall (a) in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General determine whether states meet the requirements and qualifications of this section, (b) maintain a registry of such states on the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN), and (c) make the registry available to law-enforcement officers for investigative purposes ...
I spend a lot of time working in Pennsylvania; here's a copy of the VA-PA reciprocity agreement: http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/uploa...eciprocity.pdf
I'm no expert on criminal info database exchanges ... however the VA code passage "... make the registry available ... "
and "instantly 24 hrs" l
eaves unanswered if CC permit info actually comes-up automatically
when out of state plates and/or driver's licenses are routinely "run."
i.e. How "readily" is the CC info made available to LEOs ???
I'm guessing that there's probably some variation from state-to-state too.
Is there anyone here who can at least confirm if the database(s) VA LEOs routinely query during traffic stops (the VCIN ?) automatically includes CC holder info from VA's closest neighboring reciprocity states. (i.e. Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina) ???