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Check with your online statutes. Your state bar or the state itself should have an online version. I don't know if yours are called statutes, revised statutes, penal code or what.
www.packing.org used to have them. The NRA site has state law links I think.
 

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IE when can I use during a SHTF situation.
If we truly have one of those, I doubt gun laws are going to be much on anyone's mind. Not trying to be disrespectful, of course. Follow the laws and stay legal, but if things really go awry, I doubt anyone will be worrying about laws.
 

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Well I would like to think that the laws would be some what in your mind but I also agree it the shtf then it is me/fam then worry about the repercutions. It is better to ask forgivness the for permission.
 

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mossy brad said:
I was wondering if any one knows where to get the exact laws for a shotgun in VA or knows what they are. IE when can I use during a SHTF situation.
Try http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504 ... d+18.2-282

"A. It shall be unlawful for any person to point, hold or brandish any firearm or any air or gas operated weapon or any object similar in appearance, whether capable of being fired or not, in such manner as to reasonably induce fear in the mind of another or hold a firearm or any air or gas operated weapon in a public place in such a manner as to reasonably induce fear in the mind of another of being shot or injured. However, this section shall not apply to any person engaged in excusable or justifiable self-defense. Persons violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor or, if the violation occurs upon any public, private or religious elementary, middle or high school, including buildings and grounds or upon public property within 1,000 feet of such school property, he shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony.

B. Any police officer in the performance of his duty, in making an arrest under the provisions of this section, shall not be civilly liable in damages for injuries or death resulting to the person being arrested if he had reason to believe that the person being arrested was pointing, holding, or brandishing such firearm or air or gas operated weapon, or object that was similar in appearance, with intent to induce fear in the mind of another.

C. For purposes of this section, the word "firearm" means any weapon that will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel single or multiple projectiles by the action of an explosion of a combustible material. The word "ammunition," as used herein, shall mean a cartridge, pellet, ball, missile or projectile adapted for use in a firearm."

For other shotgun-specific laws, see http://leg1.state.va.us/000/lst/LS770837.HTM
 
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