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Virginia won’t honor WV’s new no-permit carry law

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Starting May 26, West Virginians who have not been banned from doing so can start carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

But that right stops at the state line.

“In Virginia, once you cross the state line you have to have a permit for concealed carry,” said Tazewell County Sheriff Brian Hieatt. “You can open carry, because it’s viewable, but a permit is required if you conceal it.”

Hieatt said those who have obtained a permit in West Virginia can carry a concealed weapon in Virginia because the two states have a reciprocal agreement.

But Virginia will not honor the new no-permit law…

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