I would like to hear the experiences of those of you who have actually open carried on the Virginia Beach board walk during the summer. I know that they have some general prohibition posted against behavior that might alarm or something like that. Is this ever used against open carriers? I haven’t OCed there yet, and as the warm weather was coming I wanted to learn from the experiences of others in this area. This is not about making a statement, etc. I have seen quite a collection of characters at the beach area particularly at night. Previously I was staying at a hotel in the off season and went for a 10PM walk and had 2 guys walk at me and my wife in an aggressive manner and do the classic fan out maneuver. I stopped in my tracks and looked at them in an angry/ serious manner; they just went back to their area on the bike path. I was unarmed by the way at the time.
I have a CHP so if there are a lot of problems with OC on the boardwalk I don’t have to do it; but for the deterrence factor I would prefer OC versus CC. Any suggestions or stories about experiences would be helpful.
Last edited by Mongoose72; 03-11-2013 at 06:54 PM.
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one." Thomas Jefferson (quoting Cesare Beccaria)
Back in the 60's when I was still a mountain kid, Virginia Beach was a smallish Resort city. They had a very small Police Department and hired Law Students from William & Mary as summer cops.
That was before they built 64 and a lot more enjoyable trip!
There were no BIG motels then. You could see the water from the street. I used to stay at the Essex House on 16th and Ocean Front near the wooden pier which was 5 times longer then. I'd fish all night and never recall having a problem. You were pretty much safe wherever you went.
In 1960 I sat out hurricane Donna in the Essex. That was interesting for someone from the hills. There was a 138 mile gust recorded near VB. It was the first time I saw horizontal rain
I did stay away from the Peppermint Beach Club which had Drunken Sailors but there wasn't much else going on at night.
Buckroe Beach was where you didn't go without a shotgun. Life was better then!
Peppermint Beach Club
Last edited by peter nap; 03-12-2013 at 05:54 AM.
Wow, that is so neat to see what it looked like back then. Times have changed indeed!
Last edited by Mongoose72; 03-14-2013 at 08:16 AM.