Is CCW legal on Metro (train) with a VA CCW permit while riding within VA on WMATA? I can’t find a good link.
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Did you check https://handgunlaw.us/?
Click on VA. The PDF has a section of places off limits, even with a permit.
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Yes. Good resource, but nothing about Metro (WMATA) that I could find. Several years ago I understood that Metro followed laws of each state in which Metro traversed; however, a law office website indicated the opposite. Not sure which view is current. Somewhat related, in the past Metro Police would randomly search a passenger’s bags and backpacks, but not do a “pat-down” of the person.
Law abiding citizens are out of luck. I have family in Western MD and thought about carrying on Metro (under LEOSA) but never did. I cannot find the statue, just this from DC PD. It may apply only in DC.
Prohibited Places to Carry a Concealed Firearm
A public transportation vehicle, including the Metrorail transit system and its stations
Yes, I found that same link.
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Check the VCDL website, but I believe you can carry on METROBUS and METRORAIL, in both DC and Virginia, if you have a permit for that jurisdiction.
Travel entirely in Virginia is okay on a Concealed Handgun Permit recognized by the Commonwealth.
Travel entirely in DC is okay on a Concealed Handgun Permit issued by DC (DC has no reciprocity).
You cannot travel in DC on a Virginia permit or in Virginia on a DC permit.
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You can carry on Metrorail in VA. But don't get off at the Pentagon or Arlington Cemetery stops. You'll end up in federal facilities where carry is not legal. And don't ride Metro into DC where carry on Metro is prohibited.
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Isn't Arlington considered a National Park, and carry would then be legal?
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I didn't know DC was issuing permits. Is it a normal type issuance process or more like dancing with Nazis ?
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