Un-holstering a firearm in public

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Re: Un-holstering a firearm in public

Postby Ironbear » Sat, 12 Sep 2015 17:23:55

Oakes wrote:Maybe it's time to change the law. If you are bent over changing a tire and your weapon becomes detectible you should not have to go to court for that.

That should not be an issue under Virginia law. Open carry is legal.
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Re: Un-holstering a firearm in public

Postby Oakes » Mon, 14 Sep 2015 22:56:03

If someone complains though, it's gonna cost you


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Re: Un-holstering a firearm in public

Postby MarcSpaz » Tue, 15 Sep 2015 06:33:03

It seems like a lot of LEO's that have to deal with something outside of the routine/day-to-day infractions, they are not familiar with the laws and make bad choices.


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Re: Un-holstering a firearm in public

Postby Ironbear » Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:29:42

Ironbear wrote:
Oakes wrote:Maybe it's time to change the law. If you are bent over changing a tire and your weapon becomes detectible you should not have to go to court for that.

That should not be an issue under Virginia law. Open carry is legal.

Oakes wrote:If someone complains though, it's gonna cost you

If a bystander is willing to lie or deceive in such a way that you get arrested, that is a different problem entirely having nothing to do with the law as it stands.

The scenario you propose above has no legal consequences for a permit holder in VA. If the gun is not concealed in the first place, it has no legal consequences for someone legally possessing in VA (assuming of course, in both cases, that you are not in some prohibited zone, blah blah). How do your propose to change the law so that something legal, is... ahhh... extra legal?

The prior discussion is about "brandishing" which is a different animal altogether than "printing" or "showing".
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