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For years, experienced attorney Gregory Phillips and his staff have been fighting for the rights of their clients. Regardless of circumstance, we guarantee the highest level of defense and other legal services that provide you with the results you want. If you would like to learn more about your rights to carry or use firearms, or are in need of top quality legal assistance, contact the dedicated professionals at our law firm today. We take the time to understand your case, so you can rest assured that you will be in good hands from the first phone call to the last court ruling.
Gun Rights in the State of Virginia
While the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and Article I, Section 13 of the Constitution of Virginia guarantees citizens the right to keep and bear arms, there are some circumstances in which the government can revoke or restrict certain rights when it comes to firearms. If you have been convicted of a felony or are the subject of a restraining order, your right to own or operate a firearm is severely restricted. However, if your record has been free from any incidents for a long period of time, you may be eligible to petition to have your gun rights restored. Some of the instances in which you may have your firearm rights revoked or restricted include the following circumstances:
Laws and Statutes to Abide By When Carrying Firearms in Virginia
When it comes to firearms, federal law ensures your right to carry legally. However, some states have more specific laws and statutes about guns that citizens must abide by. While most firearms are not required to be registered in the state of Virginia, machine guns are. You are also able to lawfully carry a firearm openly in most areas, and are able to acquire a concealed weapon permit for covered handguns. While you are not required to inform a police officer that you are in possession of a concealed handgun, you must have your permit with you as long as you have the gun.