Some armed customers likely to ban area businesses.
Many Armed Customers May Take Their $$$ Elsewhere.
Both perfectly legal. Freedom works both ways.
Need to fix that for him.
...post signs last week prohibiting firearms and declaring themselves a "victim disarmament zone".
Maybe they should post one of those other signs? "We don't trust you with your own safety. We just want your money." Or words to that effect.
I smell boycott...
---But Tracy thinks guns, with the exception of those carried by police officers, have no place in his restaurants. ---
When he sees his numbers after this move he may change his mind.
Update! ... Update! ... Some armed customers will not spend their money in known, leftist, business establishments.
These yahoos are gonna mess it up for everyone else, and ability to carry unconcealed is gonna go by the wayside!
Hey Mulder, do you think any FReeper lawyers out there could tell us if by posting this sign the proprietor purports his establishment to be "safe" and if it proves not to be, would the prop be civilily liable?
Well, which is it?
Here is a question for Johnnie Edwards ... if a criminal enters such an establishment and starts shooting up the place, do the survivors and victim's family have a case against the restaurant for "disenfranchising" their right to defend themselves against just such an incident?
More anti-gun propaganda in Fairfax, VA.
The government has to stick its nose in everything. If a business owner wants to prevent guns on his property, he is entitled to do so. The government has no business either helping or hindering him to do so.
I think these types of demonstrations will quickly result in new laws restricting open carry. People just aren't going to ever be comfortable around someone with a weapon out in the open.
My take is that society has this bass ackwards. It seems to me that it should be legal to carry anywhere as long as it is concealed. This avoids scaring the women and children and protects rights. Any criminal wanting to carry is going to conceal anyway, so making that illegal only hurts the law abiding.
What a coincidence ...I'm perceived as making those who are violent criminals ....prone with my 1911A1.
Stay safe !
Leave yo' shootin' iron at the door pardner.
Restaurants and bars may also mandate a dress code. Whats the difference?
§18.2-308: No person shall carry a concealed handgun onto the premises of any restaurant or club as defined in § 4.1-100 for which a license to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption has been granted by the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board under Title 4.1 of the Code of Virginia, nothing herein shall prohibit any owner or event sponsor or his employees from carrying a concealed handgun while on duty at such restaurant or club if such person has a concealed handgun permit.
§15.2-915: No person may be prosecuted or convicted of a violation of any ordinance regulating the possession, carrying, or transportation of a firearm if he is in possession of the firearm not in violation of any provision of Title 18.2 and he has a valid concealed handgun permit issued pursuant to § 18.2-308 or otherwise possessing, carrying, or transporting the firearm in a lawful manner.
§18.2-308: Private property when prohibited by the owner of the property, or where posted as prohibited.
§18.2-283: Carrying dangerous weapon to place of religious worship.
§18.2-308.1: School property.
§18.2-287.01: Carrying weapon in air carrier airport terminal.
I can the restaurant owner's side on this, really. Suppose someone shoots another guy on the premises. The guy who was shot, whether for valid reasons or not, will hire a trial lawyer and sue the restaurant for serving alcohol to the gun toting man (or woman perhaps). Since trial lawyers tend to go after those with deeper pockets. Geez, they might also go after Anheuser Busch for making beer that made someone have impaired judgment...