mercutio545 wrote:I open carry in that area sometimes, but it wasn't me.I was driving back from the West End, and I stopped at the light on Harrison and Grace St at around 12:15 am. I saw this younger guy, about my age (early 20's) to my right, and sure enough, he was packing. He was wearing a white shirt with dog tags. Didn't look like an undercover LEO or anything. And if he was undercover, I doubt he would be OC'ing. Had an interesting way of carrying though. It looked like he was trying to pull off an OC SOB carry using a paddle holster with the grip angled to the right. Seems like an easy target for a gun grab, but hey, whatever floats your boat.
I then pulled away, and saw him walking in front of the VCU police station. I bet if a VCU police officer saw that, the guy would have a face full of cement. Still a public sidewalk, but the campus is so sprawled out everywhere, you have to be careful.
If you are on a public sidewalk outside of a VCU property, you should have nothing to fear. A "face full of cement" should certainly result in criminal charges against the LEO, assuming you did nothing to provoke such force except walk on a public sidewalk while open carrying a handgun near a VCU property. It's been explained on this board several times that VCU's inane rule applies to thier buildings, not public property and streets outside of their buildings (or else much of Richmond would be off-limits!). Please correct me if I am wrong.