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Arlington County Gun Registration ?

Discussion in 'Glockers of the Old Dominion' started by MavsX, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    Hey, I just wanted to post a quick thread about Arlington County.

    I live in Arlington County.(between Courthouse and Rosslyn) I am well aware about the state laws regarding open carry and about CCW. I just wanted to inquire about if there were any local county laws/ordinances that supercede any state laws. I just wanted to know if i needed to register my Glock with Arlington County or the Arlington County Police/Sheriffs ?

    I want to be safe, and more importantly, i want to be legal. I went to arlingtonva.us, but didn't see anything usefull.

    Thanks for your input.

    MavsX
     
  2. The Commonwealth's laws trump local ordinances. There is no firearms registry requirements in the Commonwealth. Now, if Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax had their ways, I'm sure it would be a different story.
     


  3. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    Oh, okay so the state laws supercede any local laws...gotcha...

    So i have nothing to worry about? As long as i get my ccw.. i am good to go ?
     
  4. Nothing to worry about other than Arlington County is full of liberals and the majority of the residents are not pro-2nd Amendment and I'm sure the same is true for the majority of the county police officers.

    You should be good to go once you have your CCW. Although open carry is legal in the Commonwealth, I don't recommend it, atleast not in Arlington and Fairfax Counties, or Alexandria City. Concealed and discreet is the way to go.
     
  5. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    Okay. Thanks for the info moose. Yeah, i actually don't plan on ever open carrying or carrying concealed. I just want to have the permit. Thanks again man
     
  6. Hokie

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    I live in Fairfax county and have yet to have a problem when I OC. And remember the Restaurant ban OC is the only legal way to carry in a ABC on restaurant.
     
  7. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    thanks hokie, and what you mean, is that if you are in a restaurant or a place that sells/serves alcohol, you must be open carrying...not concealed carry.

    just wanted to clarify what you said
     
  8. Hokie

    Hokie NRA Member

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    Here is the code section

    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-308

    The law only states that you can not carry concealed, OC is fine unless the owner does not want you to carry on their property.

    http://www.vcdl.org/letters/ABC_Letter.pdf
     
  9. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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  10. user

    user VaLegalDefense

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    No, never. The county is a municipal corporation that, as a creature of the Commonwealth, is subject to whatever rules, and has whatever powers, the Commowealth chooses to provide for its governance. As such, it functions as an arm of the Commonwealth, and can never do anything beyond the charter and the general law.
     
  11. gtrcivic

    gtrcivic Hokie Glocker

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    Arlington county is very antigun as well as Fairfax. Only place i know that is gun friendly is Loudoun County. Fairfax got in trouble years ago by delaying CCW issues and holding past 90 days.
     
  12. He's right. Loudoun County is much better than the other NoVA counties/cities. IMHO, the Loudoun Sheriff's Dept. handles CCW issues and the 2nd Amendment a lot better than the others.
     
  13. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    so once i apply for my ccw through the arlington county courthouse...how long will that take? I take it, that 90 days is too long huh?
     
  14. It will take 45-days max, its the law. If the Circuit Court does not issue you your CHP in 45 days, then they must issue a temporary permit--just show them your receipt from when you submitted your application.
     
  15. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    genius
     
  16. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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  17. Hokie

    Hokie NRA Member

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    I do not know about Arlington but Fairfax took all of the 45 days to issue mine.
     
  18. Olivers_AR

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    +1 on 45 days for Fairfax.

    For more info about open carry see http://www.opencarry.org under the VA forum. Fairfax is not as OC unfriendly as folks make it out to be, the VCDL dinner was held in Fairfax. The activities are a great way to learn or start OC in a group environment.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2009