Did they ask you to leave?Hello all, recently joined the site but have been a read for awhile now. Anyway onto a little issue I'm having with an open carry incident that I feel has some unique circumstances.
The other night ago I was getting home from work, got on the computer to see that a friend of mine was home from the service for leave. I decided I'd head down the road to see him since he was still awake.
Now I have opened carried before at different times but most people I'm friends with are not aware of that fact.
I was admittedly a bit tired when I arrived at his parents home, who I am also friends with due to the fact that we all are Civil War reenactors. Without thinking I unlocked my box with my mag, grabbed my pistol from it's place in plain open view, (Unloaded, action open, ) loaded it, racked the slide, made sure it was on safe, put in holster, clipped to my belt and got out. Everything was fine, I was tired and slipped a bit twice in the dark. We talked a bit, even handled the gun after it was cleared. They got tired so I took my leave and went to see someone else who I knew was still awake at that time.
Now I have been informed through an individual who are also mutual friends with the other parties, that the parents who I have known for years are thinking of pressing charges and are furious that I had a loaded gun on the property. These are people I have carried REAL guns around for years (just because it shoots a blank powder charge when we use them for reenactments does not mean they are any less real) we have even shot a modern rifle on that property in the past, let alone the dozens of times I've been there with muskets, cap n ball revolvers and the like. Also they believe was intoxicated, which I was not in anyway. I personally think the issue's are from things involving personal issues with other individuals of the reenacting community.
Any way my question is, was I in the wrong here in anyway legally?
If they did and you didn't then maybe trespass. If they didn't ask you to leave then how would you know they didn't want you to carry there?