I searched the VFW site and the WV Attorney General Site on CC at a local VFW. WV law prohibits carry on Federal property. Is a VFW considered Federal?
Reason being, one of the bands I play drums for has rehearsals in the ballroom of a local VFW. We do not play in the lounge area where alchohol is served. Most of the band and guests do not partake of anything stronger than a soda or coffee.
The problem was me and the bassist arrived at the same time and some rather weird character came up on a bycicle and began to engage us in conversation about us, our equipment, where we play, etc. I got a strange feeling about this fellow. I wasn't carrying, because I was unclear about if we can or cannot in a VFW. The irony is that this particular one is sandwiched in between the Police station and a local homeless-down on your luck shelter. I just didn't feel safe and the bass player made the comment that if we would have been assulted, that even with the cops being that close, they really wouldn't be able to help. He said that he wished he could carry a weapon!
Is there any information anywhere that will spell out if I can or cannot at the VFW. I really would like to know.