Comments: Carry On

It would be worth looking in Virginia as well.

http://www.vcdl.org/ has good background, as well as http://www.opencarry.org/

One of the biggets current fights is to repeal the "restaraunt ban" which prohibits concealed carry in any establishment licensed to serve alchohol. Open carry is permitted essentially everywhere (except K-12, courthouses, jails - IANAL-YMMV), and only a few restaraunts (by law, there are no bars in VA) are even marked as prohibiting firearms.

As a customer, I don't mind too much. I've yet to have any issues open carrying, but many people have. As a former (college) bartender, I'd prefer the open carry requirement so I know who I'm not going to serve.

As long as open carry is permitted free and clear, I've got more important things to worry about.

Posted by Chris Pugrud at May 17, 2007 02:23 AM