I say you got lucky
The neighbors back yard gate appeared to be broken by force. It was laying on the ground in the back yard and the hinges showed signs of blunt trauma. I brought it to the attention to the HOA since the house is vacant and nobody lives there right now. The gate was in working order as of two days ago.
The HOA called the poh-leece and they just arrived to check things out and possibly notify the bank (who currently owns the property pending sale) about the break in/damage.
I had been OC'ing outside smoking for a while and the neighbors two doors down (with kids outside playing) had seen me and were keeping an eye on me. I wondered if they called the PD on me, but he was there for the broken gate.
After the LEO took the report he saw me standing on my porch OC'ing while checking things out. He had to walk right past me to get to his car.
After he noticed me and saw I was carrying he said "Hello, how are you" I replied "Very good, and I hope you are too". He replied "I am doing well, have a nice evening". Then he stepped into his cruiser and was off.
No dumb questions about why I had a gun or anything.
Another informed Ffx Co police officer. I applaud them. They appear to have it together here.
I say you got lucky
He would have to have been way off the reservation to ask about the gun under those circumstances. Think "CURTALAGE". You could even have concealed the weapon without a permit where you were standing.
Virginia law states - § 18.2-308 - Personal protection; carrying concealed weapons; when lawful to carry
And of course open carry would not be an issue where you were either.B. This section shall not apply to:
1. Any person while in his own place of abode or the curtilage thereof;
Nice that he knew that and acted accordingly. Although the Tony's incident has caused many departments to send around reminders of Virginia law on this subject.
"Research has shown that a 230 grain lead pellet placed just behind the ear at 850 FPS results in a permanent cure for violent criminal behavior."
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"186,000 Miles per second! ... Not just a good idea ... It's the law!"
FFX County PD has been aware of OC for several years now.
Manassas PD is in the minority, MOST PD's in the area are aware of the legality of OC and have been, even prior to the Manassas incident.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson
I've had friendly conversations with many LEO's (Chesapeake, Henrico, Richmond, Newport News), and I could tell that they saw it, but never said anything. I'm glad they started getting the memos.