Virginia Laws Relating to Workplace Violence
A summary of Virginia laws relating to weapons and conduct that impact workplace violence.
In Virginia it is unlawful to carry a concealed weapon without a valid permit unless:
- in one's own place of abode or its surroundings or in one's own place of business
- the person is a law enforcement officer
- the person is an enrolled member of a target shooting or weapons collecting organization who is at, or going to or from, an established shooting range/bona fide weapons exhibition and provided that the weapon is unloaded and securely wrapped while being transported
- transporting the weapon to the person's place of abode from the place of purchase or a place of repair, provided that the weapon is unloaded and securely wrapped while being transported
- the person is actually engaged in lawful hunting, under inclement weather conditions necessitating temporary protection of the firearm
- the person is a retired law enforcement officer
The granting of a concealed handgun permit does not authorize the possession of any handgun or other weapon on property or in places where possession is otherwise prohibited by law or is prohibited by the owner of private property.