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    Howdy all,

    There was some discussion a while back about having an OCDO meetup at Celebrate Fairfax.

    http://www.celebratefairfax.org/

    The dates are June8 -10.I'm planning to go on Saturday myself.

    Issue: They will be serving beer for on-site consumption. CC not allowed, you MUST open carry to comply with the law. I haven't seen any notice banning firearmson the website, and I don't think they CAN bar firearms based on pre-emtion.

    Anyone else going to this?

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    They know they are preempted - this has been resolved in past.

    I have concealed carry there in past - I don't believe that the entire open field is a "restaurant or club" for purposes of the OC requirement at 18.2-308(J3).

    Remember, not all alcohol serving events/locations require OC; Governor Allen did a veto-change to J3 to ensure special events were not covered.

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    Mike wrote:
    They know they are preempted - this has been resolved in past.

    I have concealed carry there in past - I don't believe that the entire open field is a "restaurant or club" for purposes of the OC requirement at 18.2-308(J3).

    Remember, not all alcohol serving events/locations require OC; Governor Allen did a veto-change to J3 to ensure special events were not covered.
    Can you provide the document because this has come upmore than once for me.

    Thanks in advance

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    Howdy all,

    There was some discussion a while back about having an OCDO meetup at Celebrate Fairfax.

    http://www.celebratefairfax.org/

    The dates are June8 -10.I'm planning to go on Saturday myself.

    Issue: They will be serving beer for on-site consumption. CC not allowed, you MUST open carry to comply with the law. I haven't seen any notice banning firearmson the website, and I don't think they CAN bar firearms based on pre-emtion.

    Anyone else going to this?
    NS - the wife and I may come up -- Will let you know later.



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    nakedshoplifter wrote:
    Howdy all,

    There was some discussion a while back about having an OCDO meetup at Celebrate Fairfax.

    http://www.celebratefairfax.org/

    The dates are June8 -10.I'm planning to go on Saturday myself.

    Issue: They will be serving beer for on-site consumption. CC not allowed, you MUST open carry to comply with the law. I haven't seen any notice banning firearmson the website, and I don't think they CAN bar firearms based on pre-emtion.

    Anyone else going to this?
    Sounds like fun for our family too. Saturday works.

    Agreed - not a restaurant or club - so I think we're ok either open or concealed; personal preference. Still, I'll do more checking before I show up (there's also the nice part about almost always carrying a purse <grin>.

    Didn't we actually talk about having a VCDL booth there?


    Edit - OH, but they DO ban chairs, we learned.

    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

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    Can I take my dogs?? They love BBQ

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    If i can get it off i am here. Let me know where to meet up at See ya Chef

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    From the Celebrate Fairfax website:

    DO'S & DON'TS
    - DO bring friends and family and have a great time!
    - DO enjoy the live, continuous music from local, regional and national entertainers!
    - DO taste the delicacies of the many food offerings!
    - DO drive home safely!

    BUT WHATEVER YOU DO...
    - DON'T bring lawn chairs or beach chairs
    - DON'T bring pets or animals with the exception of service animals
    - DON'T bring coolers or glass containers
    - DON'T bring skateboards, bicycles or inline skates
    - DON’T bring alcohol

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    Tess wrote:
    Didn't we actually talk about having a VCDL booth there?
    The exhibitor booths are all spoken for. That DOES NOT preclude VCDL members from carrying membership flyers and passing them out to curious citizens who ask about our guns.


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    nakedshoplifter wrote:
    From the Celebrate Fairfax website:

    DO'S & DON'TS
    - DO bring friends and family and have a great time!
    - DO enjoy the live, continuous music from local, regional and national entertainers!
    - DO taste the delicacies of the many food offerings!
    - DO drive home safely!

    BUT WHATEVER YOU DO...
    - DON'T bring lawn chairs or beach chairs
    - DON'T bring pets or animals with the exception of service animals
    - DON'T bring coolers or glass containers
    - DON'T bring skateboards, bicycles or inline skates
    - DON’T bring alcohol
    Ok -- That's cool. Sounds like a ride is in order.



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    Last time I was there, too, the parking was at Fair Oaks Mall, and shuttle busses ran us to/from the government center. Do they still do that?
    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

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    Tess, yes, according the FAQ on their website.
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    the shuttle bus thing from fair oaks mall is how i've been doing it for the past 15 years or so.

    i plan on going.

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