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    Am I mistaken or does the VA states law fail to define a revolver or any weapon that carry 6 or less rounds, as a firearm? If so, does that mean that you can carry a loaded revolver or semi-auto handgun?

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    There is no Virginia open carry law - nada, no such thing!

    Good place to start is:
    http://vaguninfo.com/pages/opencarry.htm

    Suggest you familiarize yourself with the following code section. Virtually all firearms are covered by statute. Virginia Code 18.2

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    There is no Virginia open carry law - nada, no such thing!

    Good place to start is:
    http://vaguninfo.com/pages/opencarry.htm

    Suggest you familiarize yourself with the following code section. Virtually all firearms are covered by statute. Virginia Code 18.2

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    YES

    However, the firearms you mentioned are defined by VA law. That doesn't have a bearing on carry though.


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    simmonsjoe wrote:
    Grapeshot wrote:
    There is no Virginia open carry law - nada, no such thing!

    Good place to start is:
    http://vaguninfo.com/pages/opencarry.htm

    Suggest you familiarize yourself with the following code section. Virtually all firearms are covered by statute. Virginia Code 18.2

    Yata hey
    YES

    However, the firearms you mentioned are defined by VA law. That doesn't have a bearing on carry though.
    Simply suggesting that he read the code wherein many questions will be answered before they are asked.

    Note that the questions asked are related to the false premise of the thread title: VA. Open Carry LAWs.

    Further, we have the same situation as with OC not being illegal because it is not so restricted. Since there is nothing that says a gun cannot be loaded, you therefore can carry a loaded gun anywhere you can carry a gun.

    Moreover, any gun, whether loaded or not, may be perceived and responded to in precisely the same way as if it were loaded - and I submit always should be.
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    No OC statute, therefore OC legal.
    Firearms of all types/capacities adequately defined.
    Yes you can carry loaded pistol or revolver.

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    bealaskan wrote:
    Am I mistaken or does the VA states law fail to define a revolver or any weapon that carry 6 or less rounds, as a firearm? If so, does that mean that you can carry a loaded revolver or semi-auto handgun?

    Christophe
    M. For purposes of this section:
    "Handgun" means any pistol or revolver or other firearm, except a machine gun, originally designed, made and intended to fire a projectile by means of an explosion of a combustible material from one or more barrels when held in one hand.
    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...0+cod+18.2-308

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