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Old October 3, 2010, 08:38 AM   #26
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I was wondering, if you are CCW and by coincidence your gun shows by accident, how serious is this?
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In Virginia, and speaking in legal terms, it's not serious at all unless you are someplace that you aren't supposed to have a firearm at all. Now how people around you may react and how local law enforcement may react can vary widely from area to area.

For example in the Shenandoah Valley it is unlikely that anyone would even bat an eye (unless you were on a college campus or something similar) whereas down in Virginia Beach or in Arlington you might get a far different response.


I'm in Virginia, OC is legal if you can see the front, back, and side of the weapon
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Where in the world did you get this? Open carry in Virginia is not a case of "being legal" (as in someone gave us permission), it's a case of there are no prohibitions against open carry. The only prohibitions are with regard to concealed carry (permit required) and locations where firearms are not permitted (schools, federal buildings, posted property, etc).

So since open carry is not restricted (again, in VA), and since you already have a permit for concealed carry, you are covered.


thank you. that post really helps because the way your explaining it, no illegal act is even occuring if the weapon shows by accident in virginia. I thought partially concealed could be an issue. Yes, the 3angle thing was told to me many times but it was word of mouth. thats why in my original post I mentioned "It might've changed".

ZESPECTRE, are hospitals legal for CCW?? I have been trying to figure this one out. Virginia is the main concern like my wife's OB apptmts as an example. I am just curious; its no big deal but like I said in another thread- I don't chance it unless I am positive its ok
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