Thread: Restaurant carry in VA
I live in NC and have a CHP and occasionally travel through VA.
Can someone provide me with the current status of carry inside restaurants in VA? Concealed and Open Carry? And in restaurants that serve alcohol? And in restaurants that have "no guns" signs?
Thanks in advance, but after doing a number of word searches, I could not find these answers and thought that someone in VA could provide them quickly.
To make clear unlike NC which bars all firearm carriers from carrying in places serving alcohol for on premises consumption, Virginia has no such restriction for those with or without a concealed handgun permit (however one is necessary for carrying a firearm concealed in most public places). The only distinction that Virginia law provides is that those carrying a concealed handgun, who also have a concealed handgun permit may not legally consume alcohol in places serving alcohol. There are no such restrictions for those carrying openly, however, general laws barring intoxication still apply.
* The only reason I bothered to post anything beyond what Peter Nap posted is because I assumed that your concern was in regard to those restaurants serving alcohol, and not just a general concerm for all restaurants.
Last edited by jmelvin; 02-21-2012 at 10:43 AM.
I was in Moe's at Greenbrier last week (OC, of course) and totally forgot they even served alcohol (bottled beer) until I got to the register and they had it in an ice tray next to the milk and Perrier.
What is that, some sort of impulse buy?
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Glad to do what I can. I just somehow foresaw further questions so I figured I'd over inform him.