About this Program

As a general rule, citizens of the State of Virginia are permitted to carry a loaded or unloaded firearm, as long as the firearm is not hidden from plain sight. Carrying a concealed weapon, however, is generally prohibited. Join Stefan Tahmassebi, Deputy General Counsel of the National Rifle Association of America, as he elucidates Virginia’s Concealed Carry Weapon Law, which is set forth in VA Code 18.2-308.  Mr. Tahmassebi begins this informative presentation with a general overview of Virginia’s constitutional right to bear arms before delving into the specifics of the Virginia statute and case law that govern concealed carry weapons.  Mr. Tahmassebi explains what firearms are protected, examines the definitions of “firearm” and “carrying,” and explores a number of statutory exceptions to the law. In addition, he discusses the application process for obtaining a concealed weapon permit, and expounds upon restrictions on carrying a concealed weapon while in possession of a concealed carry permit. By viewing this highly detailed presentation, Virginia attorneys will learn everything they need to know about this important and complicated statute. 

Agenda:

I.     The Virginia Constitution and the Right to Bear Arms
II.    Open Carrying & The Concealed Carrying Prohibition
III.   “Firearm” Defined Under Virginia Law 
IV.   “Carrying” Defined
V.     Statutory Exceptions
VI.    Concealed Carry Permit Statute
VII.   Application Process, Disqualification & Restrictions
VIII.  Other Virginia Firearms Statutes

Reviews

Warner
Midlothian, VA

very comprehensive.

Thomas
Alexandria, VA

Excellent.

Stephen
Portsmouth, VA

I don't frequently represent cases involving the posseession of concealed weapons, but I have such a case pending now. This was a helpful primer on the current status of the Virginia law on the subject, and I hope that my client--who was genuinely trying to comply with the law--will benefit from this presentation.

Ronald
Montclair-dumfries, VA

Perfect!

Mary
Alexandria, VA

Excellent explanation of the law, history, uncertainties and case law.

Edward
Richmond, VA

Good course

Elizabeth
Washington,

This was a very informative presentation.

Morgan E.
Salem, VA

Well done

Richard
Vienna, VA

Excellent course. Educational and informative.

Jorge
Springfield, VA

It provided very valuable information for practitioners in this area of expertise. .

David
Duck,

Excellent presentation.

Karen
South Riding, VA

interesting -

Cameron
Richmond, VA

This is one of the finest CLE presentations I have ever seen.

Kristina
King George, VA

Speaker knew his subject matter and made it clear.

John
Fairfax, VA

Great stuff.

Andrew
Virginia Beach, VA

Very interesting and informative

Janee
Falls Church, VA

really enjoyed this topic (and I am not a gun ethusiast).

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Production Date

September 12, 2011

Credits

Virginia
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