To whom every may be of help,
I am trying to determine the City of Roanoke's stance of the possession and carry of a firearm either by means
of lawful open carry or licensed concealed carry within the boundries of any park owned by the City of
It is my understanding that the Carvins Cove hiking trail system falls under the domain of Roanoke City
Parks & Recreation.
This evening (Thr Jun 24 2010 at 7:20 pm) I called and posed the question to the officer on duty at
the published phone number (540) 853-2212. I had to ask 3 times for the City's ordnance regarding
the restriction of carrying a firearm a park owned by Roanoke City, after being told it "was forbidden".
The female representative finally put me on hold and returned telling me the ordnance number was 18.2-308.
This is incorrect information, ordnance 18.2-308 is Virginia State code regarding the issue of
concealed weapons permit.
I am asking if someone with knowledge of the laws of federal, state and local can advise me correctly,
if it is legal or not to carry a firearm in a park owned by the City of Roanoke. I am not inquiring of the
personal opinion of the justification of carrying a firearm, I am only interested in the printed law.