I have a question for more knowledgeable folks here. I would like to know what is considered the law when transporting firearms in VA. I read the law and am more lost than before. My understanding before reviewing the law is that the gun shall be in the truck secured and unloaded. But then I see hunters having their rifles on the truck rack in the cab with the ammo in the glove box. Since I am not reviewing my hunting license this year due to hectic work schedule, the only rationals I have for carrying the firearm in vehicle are protection and target practice. According to what I read, I would need to be member of a target shooting association for my second rational to hold water. Well, I don't belong to any shooting club and have no plan to be in one. So what is legal and what isn't. Someone told me that as long as the gun is in plain view it is considered open carry and can be loaded. Well, can I just keep my firearm on the dash loaded? Attach is the law, which isn't comprehensible for blue collar like me. I asked the several state troopers and even went to the court clerk and no one can really tell me anything or translate this to me in writing so I can have that letter on me when I get pull over for whatever reason and my carrying method won't be of a concern. Please help. I like to be able to open carry my handgun while on long business travel. I know the open carry while walking around in non gun-free gun zone is legal but since I plan to travel more than walking distance, I would need a car so what would be legal in this aspect. Thank you.