Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: OC @ Colonial Williamsburg

  1. #1
    Regular Member fjpro2a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    300

    OC @ Colonial Williamsburg

    My wife and I visited Colonial Williamsburg for 5 days. I did not see one (1) person oc'ing. Is it illegal to OC there? I plan on moving to James City County within two years, and look forward to being an American again.

  2. #2
    Regular Member ODA 226's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Etzenricht, Germany
    Posts
    1,598
    Absolutely LEGAL! Take it from me, a former Williamsburg Deputy Sheriff!

  3. #3
    Accomplished Advocate peter nap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    13,580
    It is legal and some of us do it from time to time.
    It is not common there though. It's a tourest area and tourist's don't OC often.

    This is a video (I was playing with different Codecs...Sorry) that was taken on the Scotland Neck Ferry, Surry House and Colonial Williamsburg.


  4. #4
    Regular Member t33j's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    King George, VA
    Posts
    1,384
    These are from the same trip peter_nap posted the video for:



    Sic Semper Tyrannis

  5. #5
    Regular Member ocholsteroc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Virginia, Hampton Roads, NC 9 miles away
    Posts
    1,317
    Thank you for bringing this up. I wanted to also know if this was legal. I used to go there often as a child.

  6. #6
    Founder's Club Member - Moderator ed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Loudoun County - Dulles Airport, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    4,848

    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinChin View Post
    Summer of 2002

    The girlfriend, (now wifey) and I decided we wanted to have a long weekend away from the hustle and bustle of NOVA and relax. Being a colonial history buff I wanted to travel down to Historic Williamsburg and give her a guided tour as she had never been. Being as it was going to be a bit of a drive for us, and as I had recently been indoctrinated into the whole OC experience, I wanted to see if this would be a location I could open carry at. An extensive look at their website did not net me any information as to permitted or restricted, so I decided to try my luck and ask once I got down there.

    On Saturday morning we left our hotel room and with Glock secured to my holster and on my belt, we drove to Colonial Williamsburg. We headed into town and first came to the blacksmiths shop. The smithy was busy pounding away at a piece of iron and chatting with only 2 other tourists who seemed to only have a passing interest in his work. I walked over to him and asked him for a moment of his time, which he was only too happy to give me. In a low voice I said I was legally carrying a firearm but wasnt sure of Williamsburgs policy and could he tell me if it was allowed or forbidden. In a tone twice as loud as I had, he answered me. I'll try to recall his response as best as I can:

    "That good sir is one of the important questions now being asked by the brave men of the Continental congress. Should we as free men and women be allowed to carry arms and armament to protect the very vestment of the good lord, namely that of life and liberty. Do we have the right to protect our lands and lives against a tyrant and his army which care not for our safety and our children, but only for coins to be placed in his coffers. Nay good sir, stay your pistol upon your person and be ready to answer the call to fight not only for freedom and liberty, but for our homes and for principal"

    Needless to say, I was smiling from ear to ear. I would have excepted a simple "It's allowed" but the smithy went all out to answer a question and to weave it into a historical context. It was to date the SECOND best response I had ever had. The FIRST best came an hour after the experience with the smithy.

    We were walking down the main street, looking at various arts and crafts being offered (her idea) and enjoying the scenery. I got a glance or two with the Glock 17 on my waist, but mostly we were ignored. Ahead we saw a squad of British soldiers marching up the street and being led by a Major who was dressed to the nines. As they got close, one of the conscripts in the middle pointed over to me and proclaimed loudly "Sir! That colonial is armed, shall we detain?" The Major stopped the squad and looked at me. Again, I'll try and recall his response as best I can. While slowly walking towards me, he announced:

    "No Mister Danvers, while his majesty has proclaimed that any possession of pistol or musket is forbade and forbidden, these rabble pose no serious threat to either King nor Crown. For these colonist to believe they could ever stand up to the might of his Majesty's fine fighting men would be madness and that of sheer folly. No. . .we will allow this one to keep his pistol." The Major then leaned in very close to me, so that only I could hear him and whispered to me "For now."

    He then walked back to the front of the squad and marched them along back down the street.

    We've gone back since then, but never got quite the same response as we did the first time.
    Carry On.

    Ed

    VirginiaOpenCarry.Org (Coins, Shirts and Patches)
    - - - -
    For VA Open Carry Cards send a S.A.2S.E. to: Ed's OC cards, Box 16143, Wash DC 20041-6143 (they are free but some folks enclose a couple bucks too)

  7. #7
    Regular Member wylde007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Va Beach, Occupied VA
    Posts
    3,037
    Quote Originally Posted by t33j View Post
    These are from the same trip peter_nap posted the video for:
    A day of infamy.

    @Ed: I remember that tale with some fondness. Thank you for reposting it.
    Last edited by wylde007; 09-24-2010 at 03:15 PM.
    The quiet war has begun, with silent weapons
    And the newest slavery is to keep the people poor, and stupid
    Novos ordo seclorum ~ Mustaine

    Never argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

  8. #8
    Accomplished Advocate peter nap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    13,580
    Quote Originally Posted by wylde007 View Post
    A day of infamy.

    @Ed: I remember that tale with some fondness. Thank you for reposting it.

    Papers Pleeeeze...and open the trunk and bend over

  9. #9
    Regular Member wylde007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Va Beach, Occupied VA
    Posts
    3,037

    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Papers Pleeeeze...and open the trunk and bend over
    Ya, ya. Eez very funney, jah?

    The quiet war has begun, with silent weapons
    And the newest slavery is to keep the people poor, and stupid
    Novos ordo seclorum ~ Mustaine

    Never argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Williamsburg, VA, ,
    Posts
    29
    Reading that story is what finally convinced me to start OCing last year.

    Also you probably won't see many students or residents OCing in Colonial Williamsburg because for many the charm wears off once you've been here a while.

  11. #11
    Regular Member Uber_Olafsun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Alexandria, Virginia, United States
    Posts
    585
    This summer I had OC'd there. Really now other choice because it was 100 something degrees and no way I was going to try to conceal with that temp. All my sweat would have rusted everything.

  12. #12
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Haymarket/Gainesville/Arlington/GMU , Virginia, USA
    Posts
    227
    Oh its legit carrying there. Ive been there three or four times since Ive started carrying. I only had an idiot waiter at Chownings claim that it was illegal to carry in a bar... He got set straight by the foundations security, but I still chose to eat dinner elsewhere after he made such a big deal about it, announcing it not only to the folks sitting with us, but half the effing dining room. Ignorant people make me want to do things...

    But back on topic, do it, I hardly even get stares.
    OC - Kimber Custom II - trijicon night sights, beveled mag well, and Wilson combat mags
    CC/OC Sig Sauer 229 - trijicon night sights

  13. #13
    Founder's Club Member - Moderator ed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Loudoun County - Dulles Airport, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    4,848
    Quote Originally Posted by NightmareSHANIQUA View Post
    I only had an idiot waiter at Chownings claim that it was illegal to carry in a bar
    Another reason to carry some Open Carry info cards... mine, your's VCDL's, doesn't matter.
    Carry On.

    Ed

    VirginiaOpenCarry.Org (Coins, Shirts and Patches)
    - - - -
    For VA Open Carry Cards send a S.A.2S.E. to: Ed's OC cards, Box 16143, Wash DC 20041-6143 (they are free but some folks enclose a couple bucks too)

  14. #14
    Regular Member Uber_Olafsun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Alexandria, Virginia, United States
    Posts
    585
    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    Another reason to carry some Open Carry info cards... mine, your's VCDL's, doesn't matter.
    Always keep one or two in the wallet and in my business card case just for this reason. When I went to Best Buy and the guy at the door questioned me I told him about it and gave him a card.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •