I need some help and opinions. I will take what I learn here to an attorney to verify and get a "legal" opinion. The reason I want some help is to be better "armed" for the decision I'm hoping to receive after paying him/her my money.
I work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and I'm under the Federal Law Enforcement Retirement System. I also have to qualify annually with firearms. According to LEOSA, where can I be restricted by a State or other government agency from carrying when off-duty?
The reason I bring this up is, in my State, Concealed Weapon Permit holders cannot carry in a place that sells alcohol for consumption on the premises. This means that it is illegal for me to carry in a restaurant like Outback, Applebee's or other place that makes most of it's money off food and not alcohol.
I've talked with other personnel and they all state that they carry under their CCW's, but carry also when on vacation in States like CA; where they can't even get a permit to carry a concealed weapon as a "non-resident".
There is a lot of misinformation out there and I'm just trying to get an idea of what is/isn't allowed before going to a lawyer and settleing this matter for sure. Also, if you ask two lawyers the same question you will get two different answers.
Thanks in advance for the help.