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    Question State Parks gun in CAR???

    I am going to first landing state park and I want to know can I have my handgun in the car? It says permit holders only. But what about in the parking lot?

    I heard something about the credit card thing and parks but I forgot what that was about. State park isnt federal? so wouldnt I beable to store it in my car?

    http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/faq.shtml its at the bottom of the page.

    "Firearms: Law enforcement officers and those with a concealed handgun permit may carry firearms. During hunts, hunters may have firearms, which should be unloaded and properly stored when outside designated hunt areas. Target shooting is prohibited. Air guns are prohibited."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocholsteroc View Post
    I am going to first landing state park and I want to know can I have my handgun in the car? It says permit holders only. But what about in the parking lot?

    I heard something about the credit card thing and parks but I forgot what that was about. State park isnt federal? so wouldnt I beable to store it in my car?

    http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/faq.shtml its at the bottom of the page.

    "Firearms: Law enforcement officers and those with a concealed handgun permit may carry firearms. During hunts, hunters may have firearms, which should be unloaded and properly stored when outside designated hunt areas. Target shooting is prohibited. Air guns are prohibited."

    Thanks
    I think this is pretty much up-to-date. See the first post in the thread:
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...and-Cemeteries

    To the best of my knowledge, you may only have a firearm in a Virginia State Park if you are in areas designated for hunting or if you have a valid concealed handgun permit.

    Virginia State Parks
    Managed and regulated by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
    Virginia State Park Preliminary Summary:
    Open Carry: OK
    in areas designated for hunting
    Concealed Carry: OK with a valid permit issued pursuant to
    18.2-308
    Unloaded and cased: OK in areas designated for hunting

    References are available in the thread referenced above.

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    Thank you for the info.


    Right now I have no clue what part I am going to and sounds difficult to do.


    Unloaded and cased: OK in areas designated for hunting

    I doubt I am going to the area designated for hunting

    I will find out what part I am going to.

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    I have CCed (as required) there. Can't imagine any area is designated for hunting.

    Code says, "by holders of a valid concealed handgun permit" so it looks like the secure container thing is a no-go.
    Last edited by t33j; 09-14-2010 at 09:30 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ocholsteroc View Post
    Thank you for the info.


    Right now I have no clue what part I am going to and sounds difficult to do.


    Unloaded and cased: OK in areas designated for hunting

    I doubt I am going to the area designated for hunting

    I will find out what part I am going to.
    There is no hunting anywhere in the First Landing State Park.
    http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/fir.shtml

    If you do not have a permit then you may not lawfully possess/transport/carry a firearm (in any condition) within that park's limits.
    Last edited by virginiatuck; 09-14-2010 at 11:43 PM.

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