concealed carry in VA reststops...legal?

concealed carry in VA reststops...legal?

This is a discussion on concealed carry in VA reststops...legal? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; hey all!!...I was wondering...Is carrying concealed in a VA highway reststop legal?...Question came up this weekend as I was traveling,it being a state building,I don't ...

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    concealed carry in VA reststops...legal?

    hey all!!...I was wondering...Is carrying concealed in a VA highway reststop legal?...Question came up this weekend as I was traveling,it being a state building,I don't know for sure if I was OK or not...any thoughts?


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    Yup - legal.

    It's one place I ALWAYS carry when traveling. If you recall, VA rest stops were a favorite of John Allen Mohammad.

    Handgunlaw.us (linked to this site) is your friend. I cut-and-pasted this from the Virginia section:

    Carry Allowed in these Areas:
    State Parks: YES 4VAC5-30-200 (No Open Carry)
    State Forests: NO National Forests YES
    WMA’s: YES 4VAC15-270-60
    Road Side Rest Areas: YES

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    ok!...thanks!..You are very right about having a concealed weapon at a rest stop...heck,I do carry 99 percent of the time,anywhere I am legal to do so anyway...just wanted to make sure though...

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    State buildings are legal all over VA. I can't think of any that are not other than the Senate chamber and courthouses. A couple colleges administratively prohibit but it comes down to trespassing if you don't leave when asked.
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    A rest stop is where you might need a gun the most.
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    I attend lobby day every year with the VCDL. It still seems strange to me, walking up to the security guard, and being asked where my handgun is located before she scans me with the handheld metal detector. I believe that a few years back, someone, who was carrying a loaded handgun was told he could not bring his tactical folding knife into the legislature building. As for the actual senate chamber, I've never been inside, only to the senators and delegates offices, so I don't know what the rule is in there.

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