The Virginia Two-Step: Restaurants-Open Carry or Car? :MERGED now w/ poll
Hey all -
I'm in VA and the law here states that you can't carry anyplace where there is an ABC permit and alcohol is consumed. Any place I'd go to dinner. I personally think this is pretty stupid as whenever I'm handling or going to be handling in the near future any firearms I don't touch alcohol... so why the law doesn't prohibit DRINKING alcohol while carrying instead of being in the presence of alcohol while carrying is a mystery to me...
But I digress... For those of us VA carriers - do you simply switch to an open carry posture or leave the firearm in the car?
Lately, I've been leaving it in the car. My wife is extremely tolerant of my 2nd Amendment soap box but I think she'd draw the line somewhere around walking into Applebee's open.