Virginians may carry weapons for personal protection into places of worship while religious services are being conducted, according to a legal opinion from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II. Virginia law bars carrying weapons in churches and other worship houses while a religious meeting is being held unless a person has "good and sufficient reason." In an opinion written Friday and posted on his Web site Monday, Cuccinelli (R) indicates that the "right of self defense lies at the heart of the right to keep and bear arms." Therefore, he concludes, "carrying a weapon for personal protection constitutes a good and sufficient reason under the statute."
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