Virginia glove compartment et al storage
A member of this blog asked me to research what a secure container or compartment within the vehicle under Virginia law meant.
As you may know, the VA AG only provides opinions to elected officials and senior admin officials. Therefore we had to get the question ask by someone the AG would provide an opinion to.
We now have the answer. It does not have to be locked.
"It is my opinion that, provided the handgun is properly secured in a container or compartment
within the vehicle, persons who may lawfully possess a firerum but have not been issued a concealed
weapons permit may possess, in a vehicle, a handgun that is loaded and the handgun may remain within
reach of a driver or passenger under such conditions. It further is my opinion that, for a handgun to be
"secured in a container or compartment," such storage tool need not be locked. Finally, it is my opinion
that an individual may not keep a firearm stored in his vehicle at a place of employment if there is a
company policy or signage prohibiting firearms on the premises."
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