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    Open Carry Coming to Virginia State Forests July 7th

    In addition to the new gun laws which take effect in Virginia on July 1st, there is an important administrative code change that will take effect on July 7th. The change, published in Volume 27 Issue 20 of the Virginia Register of Regulations, modifies 4VAC10-30-170 to remove the prohibition against both open and concealed carry on land under the ownership and management of the Department of Forestry.

    One interesting aspect of the change is the fact that ...

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    Good article! My favorite part: "However, due to an outpouring of public comments which the Department of Forestry characterized as “overwhelming“, the proposed rule was redrafted to also remove the prohibition on open carry."
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    Kudos to VCDL for leading the fight on yet another issue, and seeing their agenda through to sucess. A resounding "Thank You" to all who submitted comments to the Department of Forestry.

    We have esentially unfettered carry in State Parks and State Forests. Now, let's see what we can do with WMAs.

    stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Kudos to VCDL for leading the fight on yet another issue, and seeing their agenda through to sucess. A resounding "Thank You" to all who submitted comments to the Department of Forestry.

    We have esentially unfettered carry in State Parks and State Forests. Now, let's see what we can do with WMAs.

    stay safe.
    And National Forest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    ...Now, let's see what we can do with WMAs....
    Great minds think alike, Skid. VCDL has something cooking on that right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VCDL President View Post
    Great minds think alike, Skid. VCDL has something cooking on that right now.
    I was nosing around the Capital the other day and heard a rumor

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    Is anybody keeping an updated chart or table on-line for reference?

    Listing each of the many kinds of public lands and the policy for each.

    Ha, would be neat if it was traffic light colored... turning more green with every victory!

    TFred

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    Have their been any talks about OC on DGIF lands? Too many state agencies if you ask me.

    ETA:
    There is a state forest in Gainsville on 29 just north of 66. Looks like a good spot for a picnic after the 7th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by altajava View Post
    Have their been any talks about OC on DGIF lands? Too many state agencies if you ask me.
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    If my contact at the Governors office is right, VCDL is looking out for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    If my contact at the Governors office is right, VCDL is looking out for us.
    You certainly have your connections, Peter!
    Last edited by VCDL President; 07-01-2011 at 12:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VCDL President View Post
    You certainly have your connections, Peter!
    I never believed in conspiracies Philip, because when I was with the state I discovered someone always gossips

    Good luck! This has been a pet project for years and I have had zero results... and I'm stretched too thin right now to chop down anymore beanstalks.

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    I saw a game warden for the first time ever today! I was so excited to finally see one haha. I know they are "VA Conservation Police Officers", but they introduced themselves at "game wardens". Two of them were standing at the boat launch when I came in and were checking to make sure we had enough life jackets. I wasn't carrying at the time, I just wanted to say that I finally saw a game warden. :P

    And I should add that they were very friendly. We chatted for about half an hour or so. They carry Glock 23s.
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