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    Default Attn: VA Members, correction to a post I made re: Open Carry a Rifle

    Sorry to bother the rest of you, but I need to clarify something.

    I cannot find the thread this post was made in, or who it ws here that asked the question. It's buried somewhere in a multi-page thread unrelated to this subject. I'll fix it if/when I find it.

    Someone asked about open carrying a rifle in Virginia. I posted the law stating that only a certain mag capacity was illegal, assuming that if you were under that capacity you were technically within the law. (Although I put in the IANAL disclaimer). I also recommended against doing this for 'social ramification' reasons.

    Because of preemption in Virginia, I assumed that the state law was final.

    I just came across this--emphasis mine:

    § 15.2-915.2. Regulation of transportation of a loaded rifle or shotgun.

    The governing body of any county or city may by ordinance make it unlawful for any person to transport, possess or carry a loaded shotgun or loaded rifle in any vehicle on any public street, road, or highway within such locality. Any violation of such ordinance shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $100. Conservation police officers, sheriffs and all other law-enforcement officers shall enforce the provisions of this section. No ordinance adopted pursuant to this section shall be enforceable unless the governing body adopting such ordinance so notifies the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries by registered mail prior to May 1 of the year in which such ordinance is to take effect.

    The provisions of this section shall not apply to duly authorized law-enforcement officers or military personnel in the performance of their lawful duties, nor to any person who reasonably believes that a loaded rifle or shotgun is necessary for his personal safety in the course of his employment or business.
    Sorry for not having ALL of the info at hand in the original reply to you, whoever you are.

    CHECK YOUR LOCAL ORDINANCES.

    And don't believe everything you read on a forum.

    ETA: Finally found the thread and edited it, also PM'd the member.
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    you go bill.i appreciate your integrity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tke805 View Post
    you go bill.i appreciate your integrity.
    Thanks, bud. Back atcha.

    I just worried because this stuff lies out here forever, you know?
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