Virginia Gun Laws

(Updated: June 22, 2021)

Overview Of Virginia Concealed Carry Laws

Issuing Status:Shall Issue
Inform Law Enforcement:No
Honors Other States Permits:Yes (VA Conditions)
Issues Non Resident Permits:Yes
Prohibited Locations:
  • Places of worship (unless w/ good+sufficient reason)
  • Courthouses
  • School property (except to drop/pick up or temp secured in veh.)
  • Airport terminals
  • Hog Island Wildlife Management Area (except during hunting)
  • Buggs Island
  • Gaston Reservoir (Roanoke River)
  • TVA property (except during hunting)
*No Guns* Signs Force Of Law:No
Store In Vehicle:Yes
Allowed In State Parks:Yes
Allowed In National Parks:Yes
Allowed In Game Management Units:
Allowed In Wildlife Management Areas:
Allowed At Road Rest Areas:Yes
Allowed In Restaurants Where Alcohol Served:Yes
States Honoring Virginia PermitAlaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
Open Carry Allowed:Yes

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States Honoring Virginia Pistol Permit (34)

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Virginia Pistol Permit News

(Jan. 26, 2016) Va. will again recognize CCW permits from other states: Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican leaders will announce legislation that says the state must recognize concealed-handgun permits from nearly all states — a reversal of Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s decision last month to sever the reciprocity rights of gun owners in 25 states.