Dispatcher wrote:Signage was not changed at the Coliseum as of last Sat. - they could have taped over the illegal "No Guns" part but did not.Just thought I'd look at what they may have put up and sure enough this is what's there:
NOTICE: The Richmond Coliseum's policy against bringing weapons into the building or arena shall not otherwise prohibit the lawful carrying of a handgun or other firearms or the lawful carrying of a concealed handgun with a valid permit issued pursuant to Virginia Code Section 18.2-308. The Richmond Coliseum reserves the right to search any person (including any belongings) prior to entry and while on the Coliseum's premises and to temporarily stop any person carrying a concealed handgun for the purpose of allowing a law-enforcement officer to examine the person's concealed handgun permit and necessary photo ID. We appreciate your cooperation as we try to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for our employees, guests and performers"
Also I question the legality of searching my person - can this be made a condition of entry? As I see it, this is not likely anyway as I normally OC and would not expect them to look further - not sure how they would propose to handle that because I am not going to permit any "hands-on" and particularly not near my gun or mags.
Still I see some acknowledgment of lawful carry being legal.
Wonder whether all future users of the Coliseum will have to pay an additional "special fee" now that legal guns will be allowed - RPV was reported to have been required to shell out $32-35,000 additionally for the "privilege." IMO - a refund is due the RPV.