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Can I Carry at Work in Virginia?

Can I take my firearm to work?

It depends on who you work for. If you work for a private employer, they have the authority to restrict firearms on their property. If you are a Virginia executive branch employee, then by executive order from the governor, you cannot bring a firearm into the workplace. If you are a federal government employee, you likewise are prohibited from bringing a firearm into the workplace.

If you work in a federal or state courthouse, you are likewise prohibited from bringing a firearm into the premises. If you work for a local government, they can adopt workplace rules that can prohibit you from bringing your firearm into the workplace. However, they cannot restrict you from bringing a lawfully-owned firearm in your vehicle, as long as it’s properly stored.

If you have any questions about firearms and your job, call U.S. LawShield and ask to speak to an Independent Program Attorney today.

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