Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: New member, looking for literature...

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    NOVA, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    2

    Post imported post

    Hello everyone, I am a long-time Virginia resident and have been carrying concealed for a long time. I am amazed at how little I have known about Open Carry laws and I am working to rectify that. I live in Northern Virginia and I am curious about what literature I can carry on myself should I be challenged. I plan to OC for the first time this week and like anything- I want to be prepared.

    My thanks for any assistance- I hope to become a valuable member of the community.

  2. #2
    Regular Member t33j's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    King George, VA
    Posts
    1,384

    Post imported post

    Welcome!

    WoundedVet wrote:
    Open Carry laws
    Open carry laws??? What open carry laws? There aren't any.




    Ed's OC Cards - You can PM him with a request and he should be willing to mail 'em out to ya. http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/pm.php?send_to=ed

    The Virginia Constitution if you feel so inclined

    Carry a voice recorder and if it's not always on, make sure you can turn it on quickly and discretely.

    Also consider joining the VCDL and checking out the NOVA OC dinners.
    Sic Semper Tyrannis

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    US
    Posts
    3,156

    Post imported post

    WoundedVet wrote:
    Hello everyone, I am a long-time Virginia resident and have been carrying concealed for a long time. I am amazed at how little I have known about Open Carry laws and I am working to rectify that. I live in Northern Virginia and I am curious about what literature I can carry on myself should I be challenged. I plan to OC for the first time this week and like anything- I want to be prepared.

    My thanks for any assistance- I hope to become a valuable member of the community.
    welcome to the site!

    I've been open carrying in northern Virginia just about every day since early 2008, and have never had a negative experience.

    Look here:

    http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms_Transporting.shtm

    Virginia does not require firearm registration nor is it necessary to obtain a permit before carrying a firearm or other such weapon openly about the person except where prohibited by statute. Pursuant to ยง18.2-308 of the Code of Virginia, resident concealed handgun permits are issued by the circuit court of the jurisdiction in which the applicant resides, and nonresident concealed handgun permits are issued by the Virginia State Police.

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    NOVA, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    2

    Post imported post

    Thanks for this information! As for my post, t33j, I'm sorry you could not infer what I was looking for- next time I will make sureto type slower

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    US
    Posts
    3,156

    Post imported post

    WoundedVet wrote:
    Thanks for this information! As for my post, t33j, I'm sorry you could not infer what I was looking for- next time I will make sureto type slower
    t33j was correct in that there is no actual law (other than Art. 1 Sec. 13 of VA Const.) that "allows" us to open carry. There is only case law, where courts have upheld our right against those who have tried to infringe. The link I posted to VA State Police website merely states that open carry is not prohibited by state law, and no permit is required. On the VCDL.org website you will also find a few letters from VA ABC that have also verified that OC is the only legal option (that is, until July 1, 2010! :celebrate ) to carry a handgun in a restaurant or club that serves alcohol for on premises consumption.

  6. #6
    Founder's Club Member Tess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    3,764

    Post imported post

    If you want something you can carry with you today, go to the VCDL site (www.vcdl.org) and click on Newsletters. The newsletters all have a section on pages 5-6 that you can cut, fold, and stick in your wallet.

    That reminds me, I need to contact the webmaster and ensure he gets the most recent issues posted.
    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
    Posts
    3,806

    Post imported post

    WoundedVet wrote:
    Thanks for this information! As for my post, t33j, I'm sorry you could not infer what I was looking for- next time I will make sureto type slower
    Posts: 2

    I see someone's a wise-ass right out the door.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

  8. #8
    Regular Member altajava's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Warren County, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    228

    Post imported post

    AbNo wrote
    Posts: 2

    I see someone's a wise-ass right out the door.
    If the medal s real, I'm ok with it.

  9. #9
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Culpeper, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    305

    Post imported post

    If the medal s real, I'm ok with it.
    +1

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •