Hello, novaccw, just wanted to say HI! I'm glad it's back, too. I'm located somewhere around your "neck-of-the-woods", since I frequent all the same places. I recently joined VCDL and have my VA CCW, too. I've not open carried, because of the same concerns that you have had. I hope to start off at a VCDL meeting soon and progress from there. Keep in touch, here.