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    Regular Member Rising2ndSun's Avatar
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    No Weapons allowed in AFF Tank Museum Danville VA

    Just an FYI. They want our military weapons sold or preferably donated to them; but they will not permit CC or OC inside. I was unaware this was a gun-free zone. The group has a pay membership available, but I have not contacted them about members carrying inside; I assume it is not permitted. Any thoughts on this?

    http://www.aaftankmuseum.com/museumwants.htm

    http://www.aaftankmuseum.com/Tank_Museum.htm#Rules & Regulations

    http://www.aaftankmuseum.com/Membership.htm

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    Not news unfortunately.

    http://www2.vcdl.org/cgi-bin/wspd_cg...564193&FILTER=

    You can sign up for the alert for free.

    A letter probably wouldn't hurt, even if it won't change anything.
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    t33j: Thanks for replying. I do remember reading that in the alert, now, lol. When I went this past Wednesday there were no "no fire arms/ no weapons" signs out front. Just a homeland security sign with something like "all packages searched" and no flash photos on an additional sign. That is the only reason my guest and I continued to enter. When we got inside we passed through the detector (no audible sound) and I was immediately greeted by a smiling desk clerk with their policy in hand; and I was asked if I had a weapon. I had informed her that I had a permit and I was carrying concealed. She then asked if I was police and/or military; I said no. She told me I would have to put my weapon in the car. I said, "no thank you, I will not patronize any business that does not support my right to carry a firearm". She then said that I could speak with their security department; at which point I declined. The nice thing is that there was only one or two other cars in their parking lot (probably hers and the security guy) and I'm sure they could use $20. I will not be purchasing any membership either.
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    Sounds like you handled it the best way it could have been.
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    There was a letter/email campaign when this first came out via Va-Alert.

    It is privately owned but did or had accepted some public funds - not sure what this might mean under the circumstances.
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