So Saturday night, my wife and I, decide to go out to dinner. We head to Macaroni Grille in Springfield, VA. As per VA law I open carry and we have a wonderful dinner with no problems as is usual.
After dinner we decide to go and throw some darts. We head over to Fast Eddie's also in Springfield, VA. Again as per law I am open carrying. We show our IDs at the door and head on in. We order some iced tea and I get the darts. At that point we start playing darts and are about half way through the game when the bouncer walks up to me and says "I hope your working." I said "What?" At this point he states that I may not lawfully wear a pistol and asks if I am a LEO. I respond by informing him that I can lawfully open carry in an restuarant that serves alcohol so long as I open carry and that no I am not law enforcement. He now tells me to put the pistol in my car or leave. I opt to leave.
I take the darts back to the bartender who is perplexed that I am returning the darts after just 5 minutes and I tell him that the bouncer is thowing my wife and I out because I am carrying a pistol. One of the other employees at the bar starts to incorrectly tell me law to which I correct and counter with "Do you think criminals care about your no gun policy?" I do not get a responce to which I add "Since your bouncer does not seem to be able to notice an open carried pistol for over five minutes, will you be providing security and are you willing to lay down your life to defend my wife and my lives?" He states he would not and at this point we leave.
It is really sorry when you can't have a nice night out with your wife without the "short-bus" crowd ruining it. Like I am going to leave my personal security in the hands of a bouncer who took over five minutes to notice an open carried pistol.