Ok. I've got some questions that may seem pretty stupid, but I've read most of the threads on here and am only able to get a partial picture. I'm also new to the US so navigating the various legal publications is difficult.
So if I understand this, it's 100% legal to open carry (OC) in Virginia anywhere except private property that is posted.
Is it legal to OC in the following:
Post Office?no, federal property
Police Station?yes, in all non-secure areas
Schools?no. CC allowed in your vehicle only, this is with a validw/permit
A restaurant?yes, OC legal in all restraunts, CC only legal in those that do not serve alcohol.
A bar?trick question as VA does not have "bars" we just have restraunts that have "bars" within them. Your answer is yes though.As the only legal way to carry in any virginia establishment with a ABC license for on premises consumption of alcohol is to OC.
For those places where it is not legal, where is this defined? Is it legal to CC (with permit) in those same places?
Also, I noticed in one post that someone recommended a business card with the various info regarding open carry. Did anyone ever put this together?
i'm sure someone will be along shortly to answer some of these questions in the meantime i'd respectfully suggest that you use the search function or at least browse some of the old posts.
At least in the VA forum these are questions that have been answered many times.I will say that there are some important differences in CC and OC allowed places and i suggest you research it further.
and since you are a self admitted noob don't take it the wrong way if anyone suggests that you volunteer to purchase ammo and beer(each to be consumed at seperate times of course).