Discussion in 'On Topic' started by hsmith, Mar 28, 2007.
i need to signup for my ccw classes
i do sometimes, but my holster broke so i havent lately
You'll have to open carry in an alcohol serving place in VA, anyway, might not hurt to get used to it. Believe me, it takes a lot. I do it every now and then, when I'm dressed up a bit more than usual.
I did it a handful of times with my Super Blackhawk when I lived in AZ. Man you get some looks.
I've always wondered since the state law say you have to open carry where they serve alcohol like restaurant , can a locality ban open carry and prevent you from carrying in these areas? or does the state have a cities can't make it worse law?
and does anyone know the logic behind this law? it seems to me that if there was one place you would want a person carrying a gun to have it out of sight and out of mind is a place that could very well have a drunk or 2 present.
I always assumed the logic was to prevent people from drinking while carrying firearms. If you're open carrying then the bar tender should be able to easily see it and refuse to serve you alcohol.
that does make sense, just another hand holding rule. The carry crowd tends to be more responsible than most.
Open carry is essentially illegal in TX. Even if you have a CHL.
It's really only allowed on private property and for certain enumerated specific purposes.
In TN our permit is called a "Handgun Permit." You can do open or concealed carry with it.. and yes, the majority of police ARE well-informed to the fact that it's perfectly legal.
i have carried open here a few times. not too bad other than the looks, no real hassle. i usually try to when i am just running errands and such, or when i just am going to the grocery store late pm or early am.
its said to be a nono here, but i have never had any trouble over it. and the law says you can open carry, but you will be charged if someone panics or is uncomfortable.
I've done it a bunch of times in AZ. No one seemed to look at me funny or give me any trouble
I'm not real crazy about people knowing I have a gun.
It's funny here in PA cause nobody seems to know the law...you can open carry w/o Permit and when they see somebody open carry they think they're breakin the law ect...and the police try and say a permit is a permit to carry period, not to conceal...
So if you go to outback steakhouse (just to eat, not drink) you can't CC?
Hopefully VA body will chime in, but that is my understanding of the laws there. I've wondering if following state law and doing open carry at that point could violate a local law.
Depends on state law. Harold's in VA, which says that when entering an establishment where alcohol is served, CCWers must open carry.
Yes, townships can have their own local ordinances, but generally, enforcing them is a waste of a prosecutor's time. Unless there is a provision in state law forbidding local governments from making stricter laws, townships can make their own ordinances. So it is important to know local as well as state laws in your area.
AFAIK and understand localities can't restrict how you carry the firearm, it violates the state constitution. They can alter discharge laws, but that doesn't come into play unless you are a dumbass.
One of the benefits of having hte NRA HQ in your state is good laws i guess
You can carry open, not concealed. I don't quite get the reasoning (but like who said above, maybe it is for the bartender to be able to see the firearm?).
I have to drive through a goofy part of town and it bothers me
plus two people i know have been murdered lately, not in VA, but still.
here in GA you cant carry or conceal any place that serves alcohol for consumption.
i am deathly afraid i'll get on the metro and ride into dc by accident