Category Archives: Concealed Handgun Permit

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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The current application form for a Virginia CHP misstates the requirements for certain restoration scenarios

In assisting one of my clients I have discovered several errors in the current version of the Application for a Concealed Handgun Permit (SP-248) that I believe need to be corrected. The issues are on page 2 in the Form … Continue reading

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