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I'll be driving through Virginia a couple of times in the coming weeks. I know my FL permit is good there, but I was thinking of being in the car and having the occasional quick stop at a gas station/fast food joint/stop'n'rob.

If I were to just go about my business without bothering to throw a cover garment on, would I likely have any problems? We're talking either Interstate driving down towards VA Beach or taking back roads down from the Dahlgren.

(I plan on CCing only once I get down to the Norfolk/VA Beach area. I am really just asking about the road-trip portion of the travel.)

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Shouldn't be a problem at all. VA is OC friendly for the most part. Remember OC is required if carrying into a place that serves alcohol for on site consumption. Have a safe trip.
 

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Are you planing on taking 301? You should be ok
 

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varob---yes, if I avoid the Interstate it'll be on 301 and...I think it's 17.

Thanks for the quick responses!
 

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Hi kazzaerexys,

You should be just fine. OC is perfectly legal here in the Old Dominion. Some of the larger metro areas may try to hassle you (primarily Hampton Roads cities) but coming down 301 and 17 through places like that you shouldn't have any issues.

Have a safe trip and pay attention to the speed limits in those little towns on 301.

Be Safe,

NosaM
 

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Archer51....Ya got me laughing. I have seen in many posts that "OC is required if carrying into a place that serves alcohol for on site consumption." Each time I see this I think...."Soooooo if I am not open carrying, I can not go into the bar?" lol
It is the common way to phrase the requirements, just gives me pause to reflect on how laws are interpreted.
 

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You'll probably be far enough East that this may not be problem, but the Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Park and is a carry no-no (at least until February 2010).

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I am safely arrived in North Carolina in preparation for shooting the IDPA Blackwater Shootout with my g/f tomorrow. I am happy to report that just after crossing the Potomac at Dahlgren, I stopped at a Sheetz, went to the trunk of the car, and strapped on my equipment without incident.

She and I stopped briefly for dinner at a Chick-Fil-A outside Chesapeake, VA. I went in with my SIG P220 riding securely and uncovered in my UBG Regulator at 4 o'clock.

Believe it or not there were no screaming women, crying children, or stampeding horses. I don't think anybody even made a second glance (heck, probably not even a first) in my direction. :biggrin2:

What's funny is, this was my very first time OCing anywhere, and my pulse was racing. I was more nervous that I expect to be when the buzzer goes off in the first shoothouse tomorrow. :rofl: When I mentioned that to the g/f, she said, "Really? You look as calm as always!"

It was a great experience, though. :hand10: Maybe I will OC in Newport News on the way home to help set up my retirement fund...
 

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Be careful in Chesapeake, unless they have changed there laws.

It is unlawful to transport or possess a loaded firearm on the road in a vehicle.
 

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Be careful in Chesapeake, unless they have changed there laws.

It is unlawful to transport or possess a loaded firearm on the road in a vehicle.
Citation please!!!

You might be thinking about:

§ 15.2-1209.1. Counties may regulate carrying of loaded firearms on public highways.

The governing body of any county is hereby empowered to adopt ordinances making it unlawful for any person to carry or have in his possession, for the purpose of hunting, while on any part of a public highway within such county a loaded firearm when such person is not authorized to hunt on the private property on both sides of the highway along which he is standing or walking; and to provide a penalty for violation of such ordinance not to exceed a fine of $100. The provisions of this section shall not apply to persons carrying loaded firearms in moving vehicles or for purposes other than hunting, or to persons acting at the time in defense of persons or property.
[Emphasis added]
Which applies to to hunting only.

Some one with a CHP, such as the OP, would be OK under this law.

If there is any other State Law, I love for someone to post it.

If it is a stand-alone Chesapeake requirement, please see:

§ 15.2-915. Control of firearms; applicability to authorities and local governmental agencies.

A. No locality shall adopt or enforce any ordinance, resolution or motion, as permitted by § 15.2-1425, and no agent of such locality shall take any administrative action, governing the purchase, possession, transfer, ownership, carrying, storage or transporting of firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof other than those expressly authorized by statute. For purposes of this section, a statute that does not refer to firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof, shall not be construed to provide express authorization.

Nothing in this section shall prohibit a locality from adopting workplace rules relating to terms and conditions of employment of the workforce. Nothing in this section shall prohibit a law-enforcement officer, as defined in § 9.1-101 from acting within the scope of his duties.

The provisions of this section applicable to a locality shall also apply to any authority or to a local governmental entity, including a department or agency, but not including any local or regional jail or juvenile detention facility.

B. Any local ordinance, resolution or motion adopted prior to the effective date of this act governing the purchase, possession, transfer, ownership, carrying or transporting of firearms, ammunition, or components or combination thereof, other than those expressly authorized by statute, is invalid.

C. In addition to any other relief provided, the court may award reasonable attorney fees, expenses, and court costs to any person, group, or entity that prevails in an action challenging (i) an ordinance, resolution, or motion as being in conflict with this section or (ii) an administrative action taken in bad faith as being in conflict with this section.
[Emphasis added]
 

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"Virginia Gun Owner's Guide," 6th edition, Alan Korwin & Steve Maniscalco, Chapter 4 paraphrases two of City of Chesapeake's laws (without citing code):
1) It is unlawful to transport of possess a loaded firearm on the road in a vehicle.
2) It is unlawful to transport, possess or carry a loaded rifle or shotgun in any vehicle on any public street, road or highway within the boundaries of the road.

Neither is exclusive to hunting. To my knowledge, the first one is not enforced, at least not on permit holders as it would be preempted. Those who open carry without a permit may fall astray of this one.

These would be good ones for Virginia Citizens Defense League to look at getting changed. I'm a member so I'll start by calling the Magistrate's Office and inquiring about them. I might have to go to the public library to get a copy of the code since the city doesn't have any online links that I can find. I'm an amateur musician with a very busy rehearsal schedult the next two weeks, so this isn't going to happen right away.
 

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"Virginia Gun Owner's Guide," 6th edition, Alan Korwin & Steve Maniscalco, Chapter 4 paraphrases two of City of Chesapeake's laws (without citing code):
1) It is unlawful to transport of possess a loaded firearm on the road in a vehicle.
2) It is unlawful to transport, possess or carry a loaded rifle or shotgun in any vehicle on any public street, road or highway within the boundaries of the road.

Neither is exclusive to hunting. To my knowledge, the first one is not enforced, at least not on permit holders as it would be preempted. Those who open carry without a permit may fall astray of this one.

These would be good ones for Virginia Citizens Defense League to look at getting changed. I'm a member so I'll start by calling the Magistrate's Office and inquiring about them. I might have to go to the public library to get a copy of the code since the city doesn't have any online links that I can find. I'm an amateur musician with a very busy rehearsal schedult the next two weeks, so this isn't going to happen right away.
Can't propose a change that I don't have a citation for/know where it is. Thanks for the research offer. :congrats: Please let me know what you find.

BTW -- If they are "City of Chesapeake's laws" (other than the "hunting" exception, cited above) they are is invalid. And

§ 15.2-915. Control of firearms; applicability to authorities and local governmental agencies.
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C. In addition to any other relief provided, the court may award reasonable attorney fees, expenses, and court costs to any person, group, or entity that prevails in an action challenging (i) an ordinance, resolution, or motion as being in conflict with this section or (ii) an administrative action taken in bad faith as being in conflict with this section.
IMHO: the best way to go after such local laws is not chase them one-by-one, but to change § 15.2-915. Control of firearms; applicability to authorities and local governmental agencies C from "may" award to "shall" award.
 

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Another thought

jofrdo;1348192Neither is exclusive to hunting.[/QUOTE said:
Sometimes locals will try to mislead the public by saying something like "Pursuant to § 15.2-1209.1. Counties may regulate carrying of loaded firearms on public highways it is a [name the crime level] to carry loaded firearms on public highways of ...." w/o pointing out in their statute that the § 15.2-1209.1. is limited to hunting, and that the
provisions of this section shall not apply to persons carrying loaded firearms [ daveh: note it is not just CHPs, handguns, etc] in moving vehicles or for purposes other than hunting, or to persons acting at the time in defense of persons or property.
 
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