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Thread: VCDL Alert - Flyer for Roanoke 4th of July Festival prohibits firearms in city park

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    From VCDL Mini Alert of 3 July:

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    1. City of Roanoke cannot ban guns at Fourth of July Festival,
    contrary to flyer
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    There is a 4th of July festival at River's Edge Sports Complex in
    Roanoke tomorrow. It is cosponsored by the anti-gun Roanoke Times.

    The flyer says that "all firearms are strictly prohibited."

    Sounds like the Roanoke Times is smoking some kind of weed again.

    The City CANNOT ban guns in a public park.

    If have talked to the Roanoke Commonwealth Attorney's office and also
    Sgt. Smith with Roanoke PD to make sure we are one the same page.

    The event will have off-duty Roanoke officers providing security.

    If you are prevented from bringing a legally carried gun into the
    event by any of the officers, comply with their unlawful orders, but
    first get their names and badge numbers and give that information to
    me so that this can be settled later.

    You might ask the officers to contact Sgt. Smith or the Commonwealth
    Attorney's office to confirm that the officers cannot legally enforce
    a gun ban on public property.

    The code section that prohibits the City from banning guns in pubic
    parks and buildings is 15.2-915.

    Those carrying concealed shouldn't have any problems as the officer's
    won't know you're carrying, of course.

    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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    I'll be attending, we'll see if they turn me away while open carrying! I will be prepared to voice record the incident, and my son will take photographs.

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    Can't you stand there and demand to be let in? Ie, force them to either get educated about the law or falsely arrest you? Why should my day be ruined because some other group doesn't know the law?



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    So, did anyone go while open carrying?

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    SicSemperTyrannis wrote:
    So, did anyone go while open carrying?
    those who did are still being detained

    j/k:P

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    SicSemperTyrannis wrote:
    So, did anyone go while open carrying?
    I haven't heard a peep one way or the other yet...

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    I was allowed in. I OC'd my XD40SC in a Serpa Blackhawk holster, no problem getting in. I did get nasty looks from LEO inside, but no problems at all to report. I must admit, I was ready with voice recorder and video, but noting to report... all was okay.

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    mp3mogul wrote:
    I was allowed in. I OC'd my XD40SC in a Serpa Blackhawk holster, no problem getting in. I did get nasty looks from LEO inside, but no problems at all to report. I must admit, I was ready with voice recorder and video, but noting to report... all was okay.
    Great job mp3mogul!!!!
    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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    Yes indeed, thanks. I couldn't make it this year so I'm really glad you rattled their cage for me.

    C.

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