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    out of state open carry in VA

    hello everybody.

    i live in WV and i visit VA very often i open carry in WV with no problems but was wondering if i can open carry in Virginia being that im a resident of West Virginia.
    i know if i have a CCW that its recognized in VA but at the moment i dont. im also planing on visiting VA very soon so any help is very appreciated. Thank you!

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    Anyone that is at least 18 years old and not an otherwise prohibited person may OC within Va. limitations.

    Places Where Carrying Concealed is Prohibited
    NOTE: In most locations where concealed carry (CC) is prohibited, open carry (OC) is also prohibited. -

    Federal facilities (buildings) (18USC 930)
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    Many federal agency lands (various federal regs, e.g., USPS, but not National Parks)
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    National Forests: OC prohibited except where hunting is allowed (4VAC15-40-60)
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    General Assembly Buildings except for CHP holders (Joint Rules Committee Rule)
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    State Parks: OC prohibited except where hunting is allowed (4VAC5-30-200)


    State Forests (4VAC10-30-170)
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    Hog Island Wildlife Management Area (4VAC15-40-120)
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    Virginia Commonwealth University (8VAC90-10-50)
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    George Mason University buildings (8VAC35-60-20)
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    Courthouses (18.2-283.1)
    - Detention Facilities (15.2-915) -

    K-12 school grounds (CHP holders exempted for CC while in a vehicle; handgun secured in a container or compartment in a vehicle also exempted.) (18.2-308.1)
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    K-12 school buses. (18.2-308.1)
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    Property used exclusively for K-12 school-sponsored functions (18.2-308.1)
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    Air carrier airport terminal buildings (18.2-287.01)
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    Places of worship while a meeting for religious purposes is being held "without good and sufficient reason" (18.2-283)
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    CC on private property when prohibited by owner (18.2-308.0)
    http://www.vcdl.org/static/ccw.html

    And yes you can OC in restaurants.

    Fixed the State Park thing.
    Last edited by Grapeshot; 03-13-2011 at 11:02 PM. Reason: correction
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    Thank yall so much yall responded very fast and were very helpful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by awolfe61 View Post
    Thank yall so much yall responded very fast and were very helpful!
    Yes, I've come to respect Grapeshot's multiple resources on the issue as comprising that of many folks, so "yall" is appropriate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by since9 View Post
    Yes, I've come to respect Grapeshot's multiple resources on the issue as comprising that of many folks, so "yall" is appropriate!
    lol I posted a correction. *

    So the OP was actually referring to two people



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