You may recall the dramatic events regarding Virginia and concealed carry reciprocity that started back in December of 2015. The attorney general changed the state's interpretation of the law to effectively cease honoring concealed carry permits from over 20 other states which would in turn also cease reciprocity for Virginia permit holders in 6 of those states where reciprocating agreements were required.
In February of 2016 Virginia law makers struck a deal in the legislature that undid the attorney general's decision while also allowing that effective July 1st 2016 Virginia would begin to honor permits from ALL other states. So congratulations to permit holders everywhere. We can now all carry concealed in Virginia.
Quoting from the website of the Virginia State Police:
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2016 the holder of a valid concealed handgun or concealed weapon permit or license issued by another state may carry a concealed handgun in Virginia provided:
- the holder of such permit or license is at least 21 years of age; and
- the permit or license holder carries a photo identification issued by a government agency of any state or by the U.S. Department of Defense or U.S. Department of State; and
- the holder displays the permit or license and such identification upon demand by a law-enforcement officer;and
- the permit or license holder has not previously had a Virginia concealed handgun permit revoked.
At ConcealedCarry.com we are committed to keeping you up to date with all Concealed carry permit reciprocity changes. You can access a current map for your own state's permit or your own combination of state permits here: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Maps