When I put the "upon request" tag on VA, it was because of what you said. The entire subsection regarding your obligtions in an LEO encounter goes like this:
Virginia Code Â§ 18.2-308
H. The permit to carry a concealed handgun shall specify only the following information: name, address, date of birth, gender, height, weight, color of hair, color of eyes, and signature of the permittee; the signature of the judge issuing the permit, or of the clerk of court who has been authorized to sign such permits by the issuing judge; the date of issuance; and the expiration date. The permit to carry a concealed handgun shall be no larger than two inches wide by three and one-fourth inches long and shall be of a uniform style prescribed by the Department of State Police. The person issued the permit shall have such permit on his person at all times during which he is carrying a concealed handgun and shall display the permit and a photo-identification issued by a government agency of the Commonwealth or by the United States Department of Defense or United States State Department (passport) upon demand by a law-enforcement officer.
So I guess TECHNICALLY you are correct. There is no stipulation in VA Code to inform that you are actually carrying a gun or its location. But I think simply handing over a permit when asked if you are carrying and NOT admitting to having the gun on you is a little discourteous, and is leaning toward the annoyingly legalistic.
If you HAVE a permit, but ARE NOT carrying, then you don't have to produce a permit (or say anything) if asked.
Such responses in EITHER situation, I think would NOT put you in the good graces of an LEO, and are edging VERY close to being perceived as non-cooperation. IANAL, but then again, I personally dont want to be a test case. If I were asked by a VA LEO if I was carrying, and WAS carrying, I'd produce the ID and Permit and tell him "yes". If I wasn't carrying, I'd give him my DL (but no CHP) and say "no". But that's just me. But I understand your point, and I see that the Code in VA doesn't say that you are required to admit to carrying when you are. Point taken...
Many states have a "must produce Permit upon request" statute, but only a few ALSO say you "must inform that you ARE carrying when asked"...
Perhaps this data set IS too complicated to try and collate into any sort of meaningful and easy-to-understand map, without COPIOUS footnotes and links pages.
Well, it SEEMED like a good idea...