Quick question for you Virginia folk

Quick question for you Virginia folk

This is a discussion on Quick question for you Virginia folk within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm headed down to VA tomorrow afternoon to meet with a buddy of mine for lunch at an establishment that serves alcohol... Now I looked ...

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    Question Quick question for you Virginia folk

    I'm headed down to VA tomorrow afternoon to meet with a buddy of mine for lunch at an establishment that serves alcohol... Now I looked around here and the net.. I think I remember VA passing a law saying you can now CC (If you choose) in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Is this correct?

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    Yes....but you cannot drink if you carry concealed.

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    J3. No person who carries a concealed handgun onto the premises of any restaurant or club as defined in § 4.1-100 for which a license to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption has been granted by the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board under Title 4.1 of the Code of Virginia may consume an alcoholic beverage while on the premises. A person who carries a concealed handgun onto the premises of such a restaurant or club and consumes alcoholic beverages is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. However, nothing in this subsection shall apply to a federal, state, or local law-enforcement officer.
    Nothing preventing you from open carrying...or drinking....except:

    J1. Any person permitted to carry a concealed handgun, who is under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while carrying such handgun in a public place, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Conviction of any of the following offenses shall be prima facie evidence, subject to rebuttal, that the person is "under the influence" for purposes of this section: manslaughter in violation of § 18.2-36.1, maiming in violation of § 18.2-51.4, driving while intoxicated in violation of § 18.2-266, public intoxication in violation of § 18.2-388, or driving while intoxicated in violation of § 46.2-341.24. Upon such conviction that court shall revoke the person's permit for a concealed handgun and promptly notify the issuing circuit court. A person convicted of a violation of this subsection shall be ineligible to apply for a concealed handgun permit for a period of five years.
    All taken from: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...0+cod+18.2-308
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    I wasn't planning on having a drink since I have to drive home, but it's good to know I can CC if I choose. Thanks for the info.

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    Coming from PA, you will need to disarm/secure before entering Maryland. PIA, but I do the reverse trip, VA to PA several times a year and I always stop in WVA, unload, and secure the ccw before entering Maryland.

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    Enjoy your visit. The foliage is amazing here right now, lots of bright orange, red, and yellow on the mountains.

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