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Posted: 6/28/2003 11:14:57 AM EST
I cant recall if I have asked this already.... I start a job Monday in Richmond, Va. What are the gun restrictions concerning carrying one in your vehicle? In NC you are supposed to have the firearm in view....but, I never do...and I've never had a problem when pulled and I told the LEO I had a gun when the LEO asked... Are the LEO's in Va easy going or should I go "by the book"?
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 11:33:25 AM EST
You better go by the book ESPECIALLY if you're not a Virginia resident.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 11:44:34 AM EST
Hillybilly - Welcome to Virginia! I take it you're setting up permanent residence here? I'm sure we'll meet later this year if so. The best place to find out about firearm laws is [url]http://www.packing.org[/url]. To give you a brief summary, Virginia is open carry for handguns. This means a handgun can be loaded and "on or about your person" legally as long as an LEO can plainly see it ("not hidden from view" means 100% of the firearm is visible, with the exception of a holster). Packing.org states an unlocked glovebox is okay, but I would lock it if you don't have a permit. Long-guns should be unloaded and securly wrapped while being transported. A Virginia concealed carry permit is very easy to get (depending on your background, etc.). Let me know if you need training - I'm an NRA instructor in Richmond. LEO's in Virginia are typically very easy to get along with. Richmond cops are a little more uptight, as they tend to perceive anybody with a gun in the city as a problem. I've carried there for ~10 years now and not had a problem, though. As in NC, state troopers are always a little gung-ho. I imagine you'll be pleasantly surprised after living in NC, though. Best of luck! Black Fox
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 12:02:04 PM EST
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