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Virginia Firearms Law

The law governing possession of firearms inside a national park changed on February 22, 2010.

Visitors may possess firearms within a national park unit provided they comply with federal, state, and local laws.

Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.

Important State Links:
Virginia State Firearms Statutes
Virginia State website
Virginia Attorney General

Important Federal Links:
ATF Summary of Federal & State Laws
Public Law 111-24 512(b)
Possession of Firearms in Federal Facilities (18 USC 930)

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Booker T. Washington National Monument
Cape Henry Memorial
Colonial National Historical Park
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
George Washington Birthplace National Monument
Green Springs
Jamestown National Historic Site
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
Petersburg National Battlefield
Richmond National Battlefield Park
Shenandoah National Park
Yorktown Battlefield

Disclaimer: This summary is meant for general purposes only. Firearm laws change frequently. All infomation stated here is accurate as of 2/3/2010. It is illegal to brandish or discharge a weapon. Federal and state regulations restrict the possession of firearms in federal buildings and school zones.


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