was informed that Monticello, of all places, was a "Gun Free Zone" - despite the fact that there were no posted markings to that effect visible to me
Why, why, why do people keep bringing up posting as if they SHOULD post - if you bring it up, they will come.
Please stop the madness
What do you think is better?
A) They do not post anti-gun policies, tricking those like us who would deny them our $ and supportwhile also fighting them publicly, all the while denying entry to those who violate their unwritten rules and OC.
B) They are forced to either permit legal OC/CCW or come out of the darkness and face scrutiny and the likely financial impact of our denial of service.
I choose B for the following reasons:
I don't want to be tricked into supporting those who wish to deny my rights
I don't believe CCW should be a special class that is afforded more than the ability to carry (VA law is full of that crap)
I don't agree that letting an anti group have it both ways is preferrable. Let them post their rules. If I choose civil disobedience and willingly CCW anyway, I have much more concern about the consequences of my needing to draw/shoot vs. any repercussions from their private rules.
Bring the flames, boyz. You disagree with nearly all my other positions already.