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Legal Information: Virginia

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
December 4, 2020

The abuser uses a gun for his/her job. Does the law still apply?

According to Virginia state law, someone who was convicted of a felony (or was adjudicated delinquent for certain serious offenses) can use a firearm while performing work duties if s/he is a member of the Armed Forces or National Guard, or a law enforcement officer.1

There are similar exceptions under federal law.2 See The abuser uses a gun for his/her job. Does the law still apply? in our Federal Gun Laws section for more information.

If you are confused or not sure whether the abuser can still use his/her gun for work purposes, you can call the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit to find out more information: 1-800-903-0111, ext. 2.

1 Va. Code § 18.2-308.2(B)
2 See 18 USC § 925(a)(1)