Add, uninformed people in the gun world who don't know better than to ask a cop. They give wrong and biased answers too often to gun questions.
Itmightbe beneficial to e-mail the gunshow promoter and let them know they might want to tune up their staff training a little bit. Maybe cite some law and the VA State Police website regarding open carry for them.
Ipersonally might even drop a hint that, as a customer, I don't appreciate being exposed to police intervention by a thoughtless staffmember. Remember that the police officer mightnot know the law or might have the law sideways. It wouldhave been betterfor the staff to just ignore it, and ask the copafter you were well gone. Imagine the gun world's reaction to the gunshow promoter if you had beenTerry stopped or arrested by a policeofficer who didn't know the law.
I'd also findout why there was a cop standing there in the first place. Does Manassas have a new discrimination campaign going?Or was it something innocent like the gunshow promoter hiring an off-duty cop for eventsecurity?