Category Archives: Concealed Handgun Permit

Does a center console count as a ‘secured container’ for purposes of the Virginia concealed carry law?

Last year I received a call from a prospective client who had been charged with carrying a concealed firearm without a permit.  For purposes of this article, we will call him ‘Bob’. Bob had been initially appointed counsel and was … Continue reading

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Is it legal to carry an expandable baton in Virginia?

“Is it legal to carry an expandable baton in Virginia?”  I was asked this question today and thought it would make a good article. As is often the case with seemingly simple questions like this one, there are nuances that … Continue reading

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Avoiding AOW status with a permanently attached muzzle device on a pistol with a vertical foregrip

In my latest article I discussed how permanently attached muzzle devices become part of the barrel length and overall length of a firearm. With that understanding, a client asked me to revisit my earlier article about vertical foregrips.   As I … Continue reading

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