Virginia – -(Ammoland.com)- Pennsylvania will no longer honor Virginia CHPs effective May 16 2018!
They also don't honor non-resident permits, so having a non-resident Florida or Utah permit, for example, won't work either.
The reason listed is that Virginia's background check is insufficient.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the change Monday after his office determined Virginia’s background check system falls short of the mental health, juvenile criminal record and other screenings performed in Pennsylvania.
The change for Virginia residents takes effect in 30 days. Pennsylvanians still will be able to take their state-licensed concealed carry weapons into Virginia.
Shapiro’s announcements came after his office conducted an annual review of reciprocity agreements states use to determine whether their residents can carry concealed firearms in other jurisdictions.
“I don't think that is correct and I am contacting the Virginia State Police to hopefully get this straightened out.” said VCDL's Philip Van Cleave.
If it can't be straightened out in the short term, here are your options beginning May 16 2018:
- You can have a loaded, concealed handgun in your vehicle if you have a Virginia CHP
- You can open carry outside your vehicle without a permit, but NOT in Philadelphia
Pennsylvania gun laws, as well as the gun laws for all 50 states and DC can be found here: http://handgunlaw.us . I will advise as soon as Virginia Citizens Defense League learns more.
About Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL):
Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.
For more information, visit: www.vcdl.org.