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Virginia’s Attorney General Releases Opinion Standing-Up for the Second Amendment!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Attorney General Bob McDonnell released an opinion in response to a request by State Senator Ken Cuccinelli (R-37) on whether or not the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation has the authority to regulate the open carrying of firearms in state parks.

In his official opinion, Attorney General McDonnell found that, “no specific statutory authority granting the Department the authority to prohibit the open carrying of firearms in state parks. A person’s right to carry a firearm openly is considered universal within the Commonwealth, subject to definite and limited restrictions upon certain locations and classifications of individuals.”  Please click here to view the opinion.

Please contact Attorney General McDonnell and Senator Cuccinelli and thank them for their concern and advocacy for the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding firearm owners in the Commonwealth.  Contact information can be found below.

Attorney General McDonnell
900 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 786-2071

Senator Ken Cuccinelli
Phone: (804) 698-7537                                                      
Fax: (804) 698-7651
Constituent Hotline: (800) 889-0229

District office:
10560 Main Street Suite LL-17
Fairfax, Va 22030
Phone: (703) 766-0635
Fax: (703) 268-5602

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