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    Going to Williamsburg

    This fall my family and me are going to the Williamsburg area. What is the low down on carring in the area? We will be going to the Colonial Williamsburg are and Jamestown, maybe Yorktown. Any other suggestion or advice? Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChadW View Post
    This fall my family and me are going to the Williamsburg area. What is the low down on carring in the area? We will be going to the Colonial Williamsburg are and Jamestown, maybe Yorktown. Any other suggestion or advice? Thanks for the help.
    I know there was another thread on this. It is part of VA so under the same law. Although, apparently if you drive through Surry County one must be careful.

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    One of the all-time best posts here on OCDO... the story is a bit old now, hopefully the attitudes are still the same:

    OC in Williamsburg

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    All are OC friendly.
    Yorktown due to Sheriff Danny Diggs, is probably the most constitutional locality in the state.
    Enjoy the trip and I echo being careful in Surry. Everything Yorktown is....Surry is NOT! Shame too, it's a beautiful county with a lot of fine people.

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    No matter what I would suggest that you carry an A/V Recorder, better to be safe than to be sorry.

    Have a great trip and enjoy Colonial Williamsburg, I have heard that it is a great place to visit. =o)

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    I have yet to be hassled OCing in the city of Williamsburg

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    One of the all-time best posts here on OCDO... the story is a bit old now, hopefully the attitudes are still the same:

    OC in Williamsburg

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    Agreed.
    Carry On.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepless View Post
    No matter what I would suggest that you carry an A/V Recorder
    Maybe you will have the next really cool Williamsburg story to share and this way you will get it word for word :-)
    Carry On.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    Maybe you will have the next really cool Williamsburg story to share and this way you will get it word for word :-)
    Now if we could only get those Williamsburg folks to remind their current-day counterparts in Richmond and Washington about these principles...

    TFred

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    Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown

    I OC in all of the above places on a regular basis. A few things to remember: Thou Shalt NOT carry (OC or CC) in any building that also houses federal employees (or similar verbage)... You can't carry IN any facility where National Park Service people work.
    Jamestown and Yorktown both have these buildings.
    http://www.nps.gov/jame/index.htm
    http://www.nps.gov/colo/index.htm
    You can carry on the GROUNDS of the above places, but not in the buildings.


    Both places ALSO have STATE-OWNED historical areas where you can OC or CC to your heart's content.
    http://www.historyisfun.org/jamestown-settlement.htm
    http://www.historyisfun.org/Yorktown-Victory-Center.htm


    Refer back to the law that passed in the "Credit Card Bill" last year (or the year before?) for exact wording on the federal building restriction.

    As mentioned already, Williamsburg is ok with it. You're even likely to be "engaged" in an interesting conversation with some reenactors (see the posts on Williamsburg mentioned previously). Be prepared for 'funny looks' from some Northerners. Try to engage them in conversation and share an "OC Card" If you have them.
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    Im new to this forum, so please indulge me. OC Card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by And2TheRepublic View Post
    Im new to this forum, so please indulge me. OC Card?
    OC card is info about OC is legal in our state, I have a few cards, I will hand them out when you come to a dinner. I bought mine from vistaprint, made my own $15 for 250.
    How come a DUI you can get your driver licence back, which it is a privilege. But if commiting a felon, even something non violent like stealing, you are denied your constitutional rights for the rest of your life?
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    More restrictions on guns? how about restrictions on chainsaws and knives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by And2TheRepublic View Post
    Im new to this forum, so please indulge me. OC Card?
    For one example, see the .pdf file at the very bottom of this page:

    http://www.vcdl.org/static/ccw.html

    There are others.

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    If you make it to lobby day, I'll give you some.

    I'll be the good looking fellow with a lot of cameras with a 1911 outside and an empty holster inside.

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    awesome. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    Yep, an eight-year old post is always good intel to base one's trip on. FWIW, Colonial Williamsburg is private property, so be aware of that when you visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    Yep, an eight-year old post is always good intel to base one's trip on. FWIW, Colonial Williamsburg is private property, so be aware of that when you visit.
    If you do a little searching, there are a number of fairly recent posts about OC'ing in Colonial Williamsburg, which is owned by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. There has never been a problem in the Historic Area and only one in the City itself. That was an employee that thought it was an ABC violation, in a restaurant.

    You will get some remarks from visiting Northeners..While filming the Grand Illumination this year, I heard someone in the crowd yell "He's got a gun, call the cops".

    Needless to say, no police ever came.

    Even that is rare. Most Northerners just comment on how they wish they could carry at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by And2TheRepublic View Post
    Im new to this forum, so please indulge me. OC Card?
    send me a sase to po box 16143, wash dc 20041 and i will send you a stack.

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    Carry On.

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    thanks, but i already printed out some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by And2TheRepublic View Post
    thanks, but i already printed out some.
    Are the ones you printed current? There were some changes last July 1st.

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    yes, the date on mine are july 1 2010-june 30 2011
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