Panther 308 wrote:Welcome to OCDO Panther.A colleague and I had a disagreement over what say he says may be illegal: If you are carrying concealed, being a CHP holder, and someone inadverdently spots your weapon, or your cover rides up and it becomes half-visible,can you be fined or worse? I say no, since Virginia is an open carry Gold Star state and OC is perfectly legal. I do have a CHP, but I also OC quite often. Any input would be helpful.
A CHP in Virginia gives you permission to legally conceal your gun - not require that it be concealed.
Perhaps your friend has read of other states like Florida where concealed means concealed required, printing is even illegal.
Virginia has no law/statute making OC illegal; therefore, OC is legal, even without a CHP.