fire_man2340 wrote:I live in Danville Va. and I know i can OC, I'm 20 year's old and just got my 1st handgun and started to OC, and I was looking ALL OVER to see where I can OC and where I can't B/C I dont want to hurt my RIGHT's nor Other's, I seen on the VCDL.org where it tell's you what Stores, Mall's, Rest., and BANK's dont allow ANY handguns, the list did not have my bank on it, so i wint into my Bank OC my hand gun no worker's said any thing to me, But a OLD GUY did, he said i had to be a cop to carry one in ANY BANK. I want to see if some one can give a LIST of places where you can carry, NOT NAMES, just like (yes you can carry into a bank,stores,park,) you like that, This is NOT JUST FOR ME this can help alot OTHER's, So PLZ. HELP. Thank You, Fire_Man2340
Welcome to OCDO!!!
I don't have handy the lists of prohibited places--jails, schools, courthouses, etc. So, I'll have to let others do it who can cite the law and provide links where you can see the law for yourself.
Otherwise, there is no law that tells you where you can open carry. Fundamentally, if something is not prohibited by law, it is presumed legal.
Our favorite example is that there is no law allowing you to wear a red shirt. Its just that since it isn't illegal to wear a red shirt, its presumed legal.
You really want to get a hold of the list of prohibited places before you carry again. You do not, repeat, do not want to accidentally carry into a prohibited place.
As you go along, I recommend you learn your 4th and 5th Amendment rights. And buy a voice-recorder at your first opportunity.
4th Amendment rights starting point: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqMjMPlXzdA
5th Amendment rights starting point: http://www.regent.edu/admin/media/schlaw/LawPreview/
VA law that covers making recording of a conversation between you and someone else:
2. It shall not be a criminal offense under this chapter for a person to intercept a wire, electronic or oral communication, where such person is a party to the communication or one of the parties to the communication has given prior consent to such interception.