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Old 05-11-2010, 12:46   #26
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"I see you are not a fan of open carry." Are you a mind reader? I doubt it. I also doubt you have any idea what I think or how I feel about it.


"Okay, so someone from Illinois does not deserve the same Right afforded the citizens of Virginia, " Again, you miss the mark. It should not be a VA or an IL issue. The 2nd should apply to all in each and every state.

Saying someone from Illinois does not deserve the same Right afforded the citizens of Virginia is almost like saying ......... on second thought I would open a real can of worms, so I won't go there!

Enjoy the visit to VA. It is a nice place to live---well, most of it, anyway!
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:53   #27
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No you can carry loaded and starting July first even those without permits can keep a loaded handgun in their glovebox, center console or any other closed storage compartment.
And, you can have a gun on your person in an establishment that serves alcohol, as long as you aren't drinking yourself.
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Old 05-11-2010, 13:14   #28
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after july 1st is there any places I am not aloud to have a gun?
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Old 05-11-2010, 14:20   #29
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"I see you are not a fan of open carry." Are you a mind reader? I doubt it. I also doubt you have any idea what I think or how I feel about it.
How do you feel about open carry, well, wait, what do you think about the people who open carry?
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"Okay, so someone from Illinois does not deserve the same Right afforded the citizens of Virginia, " Again, you miss the mark. It should not be a VA or an IL issue. The 2nd should apply to all in each and every state.
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Saying someone from Illinois does not deserve the same Right afforded the citizens of Virginia is almost like saying ......... on second thought I would open a real can of worms, so I won't go there!
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Enjoy the visit to VA. It is a nice place to live---well, most of it, anyway!
Yes, that's true.
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Old 05-11-2010, 14:30   #30
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after july 1st is there any places I am not aloud to have a gun?
http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/virginia.pdf

Go to the above link. It's been updated.
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Old 05-11-2010, 19:51   #31
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Even before July 1 you could open carry into places that serve alcohol, it's always been that way. That bill just allows concealed carry now, with a chp, in said establishments. So don't worry about restaurants, or any july 1 deadline, if you don't have a chp.

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Old 05-12-2010, 02:12   #32
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If its anything like PA you cant have your handgun with you in your car without a LTCF because its considered concealed. Unless things have changed in the past year.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:37   #33
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I don't carry in Illinois because some dumbass in Chicago runs the state and thinks guns are bad. Yet he carries one every day and is constantly surrounded by armed bodyguards. I hate the fact that I can't carry here, but for now this is where I live until I move to the safe and intelligent state of Virginia. Since I will be in Virginia visiting my dad and I can legally carry, I will. Yes, because I can, but more importantly because I will feel better knowing that should I need my Glock 19, I will have it.
Enjoy your stay, and your freedom, in our fine and beautiful state and spend lots of money while here. In case I missed it, in which part of our state are you visiting?
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:52   #34
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If its anything like PA you cant have your handgun with you in your car without a LTCF because its considered concealed. Unless things have changed in the past year.
In VA you can have an openly carried handgun without a CHP.

In certain cities without a CHP you can not carry a handgun openly with more then a 20 round magazine, or that can accommodate a silencer.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...cod+18.2-287.4


Also a comment earlier in the thread made it sound like closer towards DC OC will get people upset. I would tend to disagree. The area I tend to OC in is directly across the river from DC, and I have never had a problem. I OC 90% of my time within 3-4 miles of DC, so in one of the most urban areas in northern virginia, with no problems.

Have fun, and be safe.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:51   #35
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In VA you can have an openly carried handgun without a CHP.

In certain cities without a CHP you can not carry a handgun openly with more then a 20 round magazine, or that can accommodate a silencer.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...cod+18.2-287.4


Also a comment earlier in the thread made it sound like closer towards DC OC will get people upset. I would tend to disagree. The area I tend to OC in is directly across the river from DC, and I have never had a problem. I OC 90% of my time within 3-4 miles of DC, so in one of the most urban areas in northern virginia, with no problems.

Have fun, and be safe.

I'm in Nova too. I don't OC often, but the times I have it was not an issue.

Due to several cases in recent years of OC'rs being harassed and arrested by police unlawfully, and some resulting lawsuits I would say that NOVA Police are very familiar with OC laws and even if the sheeple do call 911 on you the responding officer should handle it very professionally.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:56   #36
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From 1 July 2010 forward non-CHP holders can have a loaded handgun in a private vehicle concealed if it is in an unlocked (or locked if you wish) container or compartment--glove box. See HB 885. There is no longer a requirement to be in plain sight.

That is GREAT!! Finally! Thank you for the info. Does this include while the vihicle is motion or only when parked and unattended?
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That is GREAT!! Finally! Thank you for the info. Does this include while the vihicle is motion or only when parked and unattended?
The law makes no distinction about vehicle movement. it also includes vessels.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:13   #38
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Enjoy your stay, and your freedom, in our fine and beautiful state and spend lots of money while here. In case I missed it, in which part of our state are you visiting?
My Dad lives in Falls Mills. Its pretty close to West Virginia.
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Old 05-12-2010, 20:27   #39
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No mags over 20 rounds I believe
This is correct! Thank god for spare mags though.

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...cod+18.2-287.4
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Old 05-13-2010, 19:44   #40
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And, you can have a gun on your person in an establishment that serves alcohol, as long as you aren't drinking yourself.
If you are OC'ing, you may imbibe though we who OC tend to frown on that because of the image it creates.
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Just updating this thread. I finally moved here and I LOVE it here!
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Welcome, glad you made the move.
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Just to help assuage any concerns there may be about OC'ing in the northern part of Virginia, I do this on a daily basis. Yes there are times I CC but I OC far more often. Just today, a neighbor and I went to the range where I am a member. He bought a new AR (Daniel Defense) a few weeks ago and was dying to try it out. I had installed an Apex USB (Ultimate Striker Block) in my new M&P 9mm Pro Series and wanted to see how it went (I also took along my AR15).

Afterwards we went to a Five Guys in Manassas close to the battlefield and I was OC'ing (he carries but was not doing so this time). People were coming and going from the Five Guys and no one paid me any mind. That's just how it is down here. It is never a problem for me.
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