Skip to comments.19 April 2010: Bring Your Sidearms and Longarms To The Banks of the Potomac
Posted on 03/09/2010 4:30:45 AM PST by marktwain
The latest on the April 19th "Restore The Constitution" rally on the Potomac:
As it stands now, [the above] is how I plan on attending the Restore the Constitution rally on 4-19 at Ft. Hunt and Gravelly Parks.
Pistol loaded, openly carried. Rifle unloaded, slung to rear. Bandoleer of magazines containing ammo. All in accordance with rules below. Please note that guidelines below are subject to final coordination with the Department of the Interior:
Participants and attendees are expected to know and abide by all applicable state and federal firearms laws. None of the information provided below is legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship is created by reading or relying upon this information. If you have questions, then you are expected to know the applicable state and federal firearms laws before attending the event.
Anyone prohibited from possessing a firearm by state or federal law may not possess a firearm at this event.
Participants and attendees may not bring any firearm prohibited by state or federal law.
1. ALL rifles and shotguns carried by participants at this event are to be unloaded (chamber empty, no magazine inserted, no ammo inside the rifle or shotgun, no ammo touching the rifle or shotgun whatsoever) and slung to the rear or to the side, away from the hands.
Although the law does allow for carry of some types of loaded rifles and some types of shotguns in some circumstances, our guidelines are simpler and more strict due to the relative novelty of this event and the high level of attention it is likely to receive from law enforcement, government, and the media.
2. While we do ask that your rifles and shotguns be unloaded, you are perfectly welcome to carry ammunition and loaded magazines on your person if you so choose, so long as no magazines are actually inserted into rifles and so long as you are not prohibited from owning a firearm.
3. Open carry of a loaded pistol is allowed.
Concealed carry of a pistol is allowed for those with a valid Virginia concealed handgun permit or a concealed handgun permit from a state for which Virginia allows concealed carry in Virginia (See the Virginia State Polices website for a list of those states; we do not vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of that list).
Anyone carrying their pistol openly or concealed cannot have in it a magazine capable of holding over 20 rounds and cannot have a pistol designed to accept a silencer or suppressor.
Participants and attendees are required to keep all pistols holstered. Participants and attendees are required to keep all rifles/shotguns slung over their shoulder, muzzle-down, unloaded, with the safety on, and with no magazine inserted. Brandishing of firearms is prohibited by Virginia law. Under Virginia Code Section 18.2-282, it is unlawful for any person to (a) point, hold, or brandish any firearm in such a manner as to reasonably induce fear in the mind of another or (b) hold a firearm in a public place in such a manner as to reasonably induce fear in the mind of another being shot or injured. Do not engage in any horseplay, demonstration of firing positions, or exchange of or other handling of firearms at Fort Hunt, Gravelly Park, or any other location or vehicle of transportation associated with this event.
By federal law, firearms are prohibited in federal facilities (defined by federal law as a building or part thereof owned or leased by the federal government, where federal employees are regularly present for the purpose of performing their official duties).
Do not transport a loaded rifle or shotgun in any vehicle on any public street, road, or highway during this event.
Participants and attendees are not to consume, possess, or be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances at this event.
Again, these guidelines are, as of now, subject to final coordination with the Department of the Interior.
That’s pretty much everyday states that allow it.
I hope some folks show up in Revolutionary War garb with slung muskets.
bump and marked
Excellent pic in post#4, Trav. Simple and to the point.
It is a somewhat sad comment on how indoctrinated, urbanized and sheepish our culture has become, that simple possession of a firearm is cause for alarm. And further, that when said firearms is in the hands of a LEO, then it's A-OK. That's where the "indoctrination" part really comes in.
If that picture is so powerful, and it is, imagine the pictures of HUNDREDS of men with slung rifles?
Or Thousands, or....................millions!
Please keep this moving around, not only here but on your remail lists and other fora you attend.
See you in Virginia.
Thousands of thousands
"3. Open carry of a loaded pistol is allowed."
Do you have a better idea?
Make sure your wills are up-to-date.
Carry what you want
Some are slower on the draw than others. Very sad indeed. :<(
Am curious how this part plays out. Assurance that there are no surprises either was would help.
You can. Just keep the longarms unloaded and nose-down, as the rules say _for_good_reason_. You can switch from that to “at the ready” in seconds, so you have little/no complaint.
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