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    Will be in VA (from NC.. Wondering about VA laws)

    Was just wondering what are some of the laws in Va since I will be there. Like restaurnts that sell alcohol.

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    In VA you can OC in restaurants that serve alcohol. You can also CC if you have a recognized CHP (NC, UT, etc) but can't embibe.

    VA differs from NC in that you can also OC to a ticket-ed event assuming the venue allows it. The nice difference about VA is that we have premeption that stops local governments creating more strict laws about carrying.

    Here is a link to the NRA VA gun laws document: http://www.nraila.org/statelawpdfs/VASL.pdf

    Happy carrying and welcome to VA!

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    No duty to notify police
    CC in "secured" container (like glovebox) in vehicle OK without permit
    non-permitted OC in vehicle OK
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    thanks for info and link I do have my CCP

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    Just wanted to make sure I read this right no magazines allowed that carry more then 20 rounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwhunter65 View Post
    Just wanted to make sure I read this right no magazines allowed that carry more then 20 rounds
    Here is the text of the statute with some bold added by me to call your attention to certain points:

    § 18.2-287.4. Carrying loaded firearms in public areas prohibited; penalty.

    It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a loaded (a) semi-automatic center-fire rifle or pistol that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material and is equipped at the time of the offense with a magazine that will hold more than 20 rounds of ammunition or designed by the manufacturer to accommodate a silencer or equipped with a folding stock or (b) shotgun with a magazine that will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition for which it is chambered on or about his person on any public street, road, alley, sidewalk, public right-of-way, or in any public park or any other place of whatever nature that is open to the public in the Cities of Alexandria, Chesapeake, Fairfax, Falls Church, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, or Virginia Beach or in the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Henrico, Loudoun, or Prince William.

    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...cod+18.2-287.4

    Check back occasionally to see if anybody else came up with something more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    Here is the text of the statute with some bold added by me to call your attention to certain points:

    § 18.2-287.4. Carrying loaded firearms in public areas prohibited; penalty.

    It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a loaded (a) semi-automatic center-fire rifle or pistol that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material and is equipped at the time of the offense with a magazine that will hold more than 20 rounds of ammunition or designed by the manufacturer to accommodate a silencer or equipped with a folding stock or (b) shotgun with a magazine that will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition for which it is chambered on or about his person on any public street, road, alley, sidewalk, public right-of-way, or in any public park or any other place of whatever nature that is open to the public in the Cities of Alexandria, Chesapeake, Fairfax, Falls Church, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, or Virginia Beach or in the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Henrico, Loudoun, or Prince William.

    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...cod+18.2-287.4

    Check back occasionally to see if anybody else came up with something more.
    "more than" should be italicized, underlined, in red 30pt font.
    Last edited by t33j; 03-11-2011 at 11:42 PM.
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    Yet another reason to get a CC permit. § 18.2-287.4 has a specific exemption for people with "permission slips"...
    § 18.2-287.4. Carrying loaded firearms in public areas prohibited; penalty. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a loaded (a) semi-automatic center-fire rifle or pistol that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material and is equipped at the time of the offense with a magazine that will hold more than 20 rounds of ammunition or designed by the manufacturer to accommodate a silencer or equipped with a folding stock or (b) shotgun with a magazine that will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition for which it is chambered on or about his person on any public street, road, alley, sidewalk, public right-of-way, or in any public park or any other place of whatever nature that is open to the public in the Cities of Alexandria, Chesapeake, Fairfax, Falls Church, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, or Virginia Beach or in the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Henrico, Loudoun, or Prince William.

    The provisions of this section shall not apply to law-enforcement officers, licensed security guards, military personnel in the performance of their lawful duties, or any person having a valid concealed handgun permit or to any person actually engaged in lawful hunting or lawful recreational shooting activities at an established shooting range or shooting contest. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
    Last edited by Dreamer; 03-12-2011 at 12:06 AM.
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    again thanks for the info

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