In northern Virginia, hardly anybody hunts before or after work, as it’s a 2 hour drive to the nearest possible hunting country in any direction. So practically speaking, there is little need for anyone to have a firearm in the vehicle, unless they are making bank deposits. Anyway, Virginia’s Fish & Game laws prohibit a loaded firearm in any vehicle. Further, because of the risk of traffic accidents and officer safety, any firearm in a vehicle must be out of the driver’s immediate control. I.E. it must not be under the seat, in the console etc. Unloaded and locked in a glove box or trunk is o.k, and in a locked case behind the seat in a pickup. All of this doesn’t apply if the person in question has a concealed weapon permit. In the current political environment, this is easy to do. Just a $50. fee and a safety course. I highly recommend it because the opportunity will inevitably fade away.