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    VA Open Carry - Hampton Roads

    I have started to OC in Hampton Roads and have seen a lot of this::what:

    Use this thread to document our experiences in Hampton Roads.
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    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

    The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776

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    6 Nov 07 - Election Day - OC in polling place (Local Church). No big issues, but clearly some were uncomfortable.

    No issue in Great Bridge Zoots Cleaners, Dollar Tree or McDonald's. No issue in Hickory Chartway FCU, Navy FCU or Farm Fresh.

    I went to send a Western Union Money Gram at the Hickory Food Lion. Two Hispanic men who werealso trying to send money via Western Union practically ran away from the counter.
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

    The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776

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    Thundar wrote:
    6 Nov 07 - Election Day - OC in polling place (Local Church). No big issues, but clearly some were uncomfortable.

    No issue in Great Bridge Zoots Cleaners, Dollar Tree or McDonald's. No issue in Hickory Chartway FCU, Navy FCU or Farm Fresh.

    I went to send a Western Union Money Gram at the Hickory Food Lion. Two Hispanic men who werealso trying to send money via Western Union practically ran away from the counter.
    I though OC in a church was a no-no unless you had permission? Am I mistaken?

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    I though OC in a church was a no-no unless you had permission? Am I mistaken?
    As far as I know you can't carry in any way, in a Church with or without permission.

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    peter nap wrote:
    I though OC in a church was a no-no unless you had permission? Am I mistaken?
    As far as I know you can't carry in any way, in a Church with or without permission.
    You can if you have a good reason...Personal Protection isa good reason...I carry all the time, every week in church...CC but I still carry.

    If fact the Head deacon what's in charge for the week is required to carry too... without letting the sheeple know.

    That's two armed while the church is meeting (every time the church is meeting).

    In fact the Secular Laws don't understand this... but when the people of the church are not there, the building is just an empty building... not a church.








    And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms....The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

    Thomas Jefferson in a letter to William S. Smith in 1787. Taken from Jefferson, On Democracy 20, S. Padover ed., 1939

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    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...0+cod+18.2-283

    Your right....need to keep my mouth shut until I look it up!

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    I took my Great Dane to the Vet Yesterday OC. No worries. I could hear everyone while me and Lancelot (MyDane) waited for the vet. No one was "Discussing" firearms or Guns...

    On the way out a Little old lady saw my 1911:what: and said "YOU HAVE A GUN!!!" in excited tones.

    I poured on the southern charm and said "Why yes Ma'am! Don't you? Have a good evening Ma'am” (as the Great dane pulls me out the front door)


    And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms....The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

    Thomas Jefferson in a letter to William S. Smith in 1787. Taken from Jefferson, On Democracy 20, S. Padover ed., 1939

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    Why yes Ma'am! Don't you
    I like that one !

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    Thundar wrote:
    No issue in Great Bridge Zoots Cleaners, Dollar Tree or McDonald's. No issue in Hickory Chartway FCU, Navy FCU or Farm Fresh.
    I OC almost everywhere in VA beach, Norfolk and local area and have never had a problem. Although every Navy FCU that I go to has a no guns sign so i do all my buisness outside at the drive up teller or atm. Thunder which NFCU do you go to?

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    I use the brand new office at the corner of Mt Pleasant Rd. and Centerville Turnpike in Chesapeake.
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

    The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776

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    peter nap wrote:
    I though OC in a church was a no-no unless you had permission? Am I mistaken?
    As far as I know you can't carry in any way, in a Church with or without permission.
    § 18.2-283. Carrying dangerous weapon to place of religious worship.

    If any person carry any gun, pistol, bowie knife, dagger or other dangerous weapon, without good and sufficient reason, to a place of worship while a meeting for religious purposes is being held at such place he shall be guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor.



    This ONLY applies when a service is being held.And, evendurring a service,the "good and sufficient reason" is stillkind of up in the air. There has been no court ruling or AG opinion on what exactly a good and sufficient reason is, but I believe protection of my life and the lives of those around me is a goodand sufficient enoughreason. However, that may yet be determined by a judge.

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    eter nap wrote:
    I though OC in a church was a no-no unless you had permission? Am I mistaken?
    As far as I know you can't carry in any way, in a Church with or without permission.

    It took some research to ensure my OC was legal.

    1. I went early when there were no services, or even "open time for prayer and reflection." Last year there was no service, but the Church was open for people to pray or reflect. Last year I voted with my Sig in the truck.The church wasn't even openearly this morning, only the multipurpose room for voting.:celebrate

    2. I also made sure that there was not a kindergarten in the church. I don't know if a church day care that includes kindergarten is a K-12 school, but until somebody else establishes Virginia case law I will not push it.

    It really sux when stupid gun lawsmake honest peoplego to these extremes just to exercise their rights.



    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

    The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776

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    [This is from an old post of mine. You could add Riverwalk Restaurant, County Grill, George's Family Restaurant, Starbucks, and other places I can't recall right now. Overall, an easy place to OC in.]



    (all York County, unless otherwise noted)

    East Coast Gas
    Raceway gas
    WaWa
    7-11, Grafton
    Grafton True Value Hardware
    A and N sports
    Food Lion
    Eckerds
    Rite Aid
    Advance Auto
    Winfree's Firearms
    Firestone Tire and Auto
    Lowe's, NN
    HQ, NN
    Radisson Hotel, Norfolk
    Aamco Transmission, NN
    Auto Zone
    Harley-Davidson
    Movie Scene videos
    Roses Dep't store
    Wal-Mart
    CostCo, NN
    Movie Stop, NN
    Heritage Barbershop
    Hallmark Cards
    Dollar Tree
    Bass Pro, Hampton
    UPS store
    K-Mart
    ColdStone Icecream, NN
    Barnes and Noble, NN
    Verizon Wireless, NN
    Northern Tool and Equipment, NN

    There were others, but you get the drift.

    Since I have had no negative experiences, and generally no response from people at all, I'd have to rate the whole thing an A.

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    Just google "church shooting" and you'll have your "good and sufficient reason" covered.

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    peter nap wrote:
    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...0+cod+18.2-283

    Your right....need to keep my mouth shut until I look it up!
    Just in time to avoid the penalty flag.

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    I agree Dutch Uncle, We have it good here.

    I took your list and fixed it for my OC exp.

    • East Coast Gas (Rt 17)
    • Raceway gas (Rt 17)
    • 7-11, Grafton
    • Grafton True Value Hardware
    • Food Lion, Grafton Station, Denbigh (all 3)
    • Eckerds
    • Rite Aid
    • Walgreens
    • Advance Auto, Gloucester, Denbigh
    • Dino's Pizza
    • Winfree's Firearms
    • Lowe's, NN
    • HQ, NN
    • Auto Zone
    • Roses Dep't store
    • Wal-Mart
    • Sam's Club
    • Colony Animal Hostpital
    • Dollar Tree
    • Bass Pro, Hampton
    • Northern Tool and Equipment
    • RiverWalk Landing
    • yorkyatch haven
    • West Marine Gloucester and Hampton
    • Moe's Southwest Grille
    • Trader Joe's
    • Game Stop
    • Hampton Public Docks
    • All of downtown Hampton
    • Denbigh Library
    • Newport News Police Station
    • Newport News City Hall
    • Daily Press:what: This was years and years ago.'80 or so.
    • Cinco De Mayo rt 17 (Spelling may be wrong...) Excellent Mexican Buffett...

    I am shocked and amazed that we havn't run into each other...

    Never a problem, Leo's just nod and go on about their business.



    And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms....The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

    Thomas Jefferson in a letter to William S. Smith in 1787. Taken from Jefferson, On Democracy 20, S. Padover ed., 1939

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    7 November No problems:

    7-11, Rt 13 just south of Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

    DMV - Chesapeake office on Greenbrier Parkway.
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

    The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776

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    walmart off of nimo
    dicks sporting goods
    bestbuy on independence
    walmart in farmville
    shonneys in farmville
    taco bell in farmville
    a & p arms off of lynhaven
    7-11 at mt pleasant and centerville
    bp at holland and dam neck
    down range tactical on holland and dam neck
    teen moblie on indpendence
    alltel near Pembroke mall
    harris teeter on west neck

    so far that is all i can think of


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    For those that carry at church, just be careful of one thing: many churches are also religious schools. 18.2-308.1 specifically states that it applies to all public, private, and religious K-12 schools. If your church also runs a K-12 school in the same building during the week, you are committing a class 6 felony if you enter the structure.

    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...cod+18.2-308.1

    B. If any person possesses any firearm designed or intended to expel a projectile by action of an explosion of a combustible material while such person is upon (i) any public, private or religious elementary, middle or high school, including buildings and grounds; (ii) that portion of any property open to the public and then exclusively used for school-sponsored functions or extracurricular activities while such functions or activities are taking place; or (iii) any school bus owned or operated by any such school, he shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony; however, if the person possesses any firearm within a public, private or religious elementary, middle or high school building and intends to use, or attempts to use, such firearm, or displays such weapon in a threatening manner, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years to be served consecutively with any other sentence.

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    I just picked up a Serpa from The Armory tonight so I will be OCing this weekend.

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    was up at walmart tonight with my ma. well she had to use the bathroom and asked if i could do the whole check out thing so that we could leave and not waste time. so i went back to the video section to check out. the employee back there(did not catch his name, had black hair that was a little long) told me that i could not open carry.
    not the exact words but as close as i can remember

    him: you know i retired from the sheriffs dept. up in maryland
    me: (wondering what brought this up) ok
    him: so what do you do
    me: i am in between jobs at the moment
    him: so your not a cop
    me: no why
    him: why do you have a gun then
    me: personal protection.
    him: you know we just had someone arrested because they wanted to carry a gun around town with them.
    me: you do know that it is legal according to your corporate policy.
    him: well we have a bank in here and it is apart of the store and that is why the took him away. they waited for him outside.
    me: well it might have been something else then.
    him: well you do what you want just remember i told you

    i paid and left to go back up front. at that point i went to one of the managers to ask them about this. the lady that i talked to said that she did not know and went to ask another manager or he was one step up cuz he wore a dress shirt and dress pants. he then came over and told me dont worry that if i want to OC or CC in the store then i m more then welcome. he then went to say that he has had a problem with this guy and would deal with him later. at that point i had not told him who it was that i had the problem with. he then went to tell me that he was sorry and to have a good night. all in all the guy up front manager or someone high up took me by surprise. left feeling pretty good.


    later on went into radio shack were one of the stores employee asked if i was legal when i said yes we went on with the convo like nothing had happened.

    all in all good night, oh and i will post the walmart story in a new post.

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    mrguppy wrote:
    was up at walmart tonight with my ma. well she had to use the bathroom and asked if i could do the whole check out thing so that we could leave and not waste time. so i went back to the video section to check out. the employee back there(did not catch his name, had black hair that was a little long) told me that i could not open carry.
    not the exact words but as close as i can remember

    him: you know i retired from the sheriffs dept. up in maryland
    me: (wondering what brought this up) ok
    him: so what do you do
    me: i am in between jobs at the moment
    him: so your not a cop
    me: no why
    him: why do you have a gun then
    me: personal protection.
    him: you know we just had someone arrested because they wanted to carry a gun around town with them.
    me: you do know that it is legal according to your corporate policy.
    him: well we have a bank in here and it is apart of the store and that is why the took him away. they waited for him outside.
    me: well it might have been something else then.
    him: well you do what you want just remember i told you

    i paid and left to go back up front. at that point i went to one of the managers to ask them about this. the lady that i talked to said that she did not know and went to ask another manager or he was one step up cuz he wore a dress shirt and dress pants. he then came over and told me dont worry that if i want to OC or CC in the store then i m more then welcome. he then went to say that he has had a problem with this guy and would deal with him later. at that point i had not told him who it was that i had the problem with. he then went to tell me that he was sorry and to have a good night. all in all the guy up front manager or someone high up took me by surprise. left feeling pretty good.


    later on went into radio shack were one of the stores employee asked if i was legal when i said yes we went on with the convo like nothing had happened.

    all in all good night, oh and i will post the walmart story in a new post.
    Which WalMart?
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

    The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776

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    No OC Problems today.

    Farm Fresh

    Taylor's Do it Center

    Rite Aid

    Shell Gasoline

    Bug eyes:what: but no comment at Bank of America
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

    The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776

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    nimo pkwy

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    Thundar wrote:
    No OC Problems today.

    Farm Fresh

    Taylor's Do it Center

    Rite Aid

    Shell Gasoline

    Bug eyes:what: but no comment at Bank of America
    which bank of america

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