The Virginia Concealed Carry Weapon Law
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.
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
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.
Excellent explanation of the law, history, uncertainties and case law.
This was a very informative presentation.
Excellent course. Educational and informative.
It provided very valuable information for practitioners in this area of expertise. .
This is one of the finest CLE presentations I have ever seen.
Speaker knew his subject matter and made it clear.
Very interesting and informative
really enjoyed this topic (and I am not a gun ethusiast).