I have been perusing the Virginia State website and cannot seem to get a clear answer from reading there. What is the law as it pertains to carrying a loaded shotgun (over 18" barrel) or carbine/rifle (semi auto) in my vehicle? If it is allowed, does it need to remain in plain view if I have a CWP, or can I throw a blanket over it. I have been considering carrying a shotgun behind the seat of my pickup, but want to make sure I am not breaking any law. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!