The Virginia CHP says "Permit to carry a concealed handgun."
This grants you the privilegeof concealing "a handgun
". (Emphasis on "a") It does not
permit you to carry a concealed rifle, shotgun, machine gun, bowie knife, switchblade, nunchucku, ninja star, pipe bomb, RPG, or nuclear weapon.
By the letter of the law, you also cannot conceal multiple handguns, although one would hope a judge would rule that was not the legislative intent.
We need a concealed weapons
permit because I agree, if you can carry a handgun what is point of being subjected to all the other asinine and outright laughable restrictions of the concealed weapons statute?
From what I have heard back when VA was "may issue" it said "concealed weapons
permit." It makes absolutely no logical sense why it was changed but there's the wonders of government for you.