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Virginia does not generally prohibit the open carrying of firearms in public. However, Virginia does prohibit the carrying of certain kinds of loaded firearms on or about the person, openly or concealed, in public places in certain cities.1 For further information, see the Other Location Restrictions section.

 See our Open Carry policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-287.4.[]