Message from Hand Banana in Charlottesville 2.0 #virginia_laws
Pepper spray is probably more likely to be deployed at this event than cs gas though, i'm willing to guess
Is there any law restricting the type of flag poles we bring? Im willing to look up statutes but no idea what sort of statute would restrict this
@WhiteTrash I haven't seen it mentioned. Are you wanting to bring something weird?
was just gonna get a dowel rod or something
or buy a flagpole off amazon..whatever
That part in the law about protective devices is for people who are actively employed in a business that requires them to use protective gear
Not just anyone wearing protective gear
Nathan is checking with the police on flagpoles because there was some concerns over them being construed as weapons. He is supposed to make an announcement about it as soon as he finds out something
Kkk had flag poles no?
I believe so. On live hours last night he said that the police were going to try and control the group's getting into the park and the flag post may not be allowed but they are going to follow up
i'm gonna be there early before they control so whatever
only real question is AK47 or AR15
i kid i don'te ven have any funs
but i do have lots of flags
@greg-ky VA is not CA or DC. The police cannot under pretty much any circumstances prevent you from carrying anything that is not explictly illegal by state law. You can open carry a sword if you want, as long as you do not brandish it. Nathan doesn't understand how the law works here, which is why he said that.
Thats very bad advice
Stop giving bad legal advice unless you're a lawyer
You literally cut out the part for how it's about wearing respirators and masks in the process of working a job
"engaged in professions, trades, employment or other activities and wearing protective masks which are deemed necessary for the physical safety of the wearer"
"or other activities and wearing protective masks which are deemed necessary for the physical safety of the wearer" means the law covers it. if antifa or cops are slinging pepper spray is that not deemed necessary for your physical safety?
Are you a lawyer?
no its called reading comprehension
"It shall be unlawful for any person over 16 years of age to, with the intent to conceal his identity," this part also nullifies wearing a respirator and sunglasses being a crime since your intent is for personal protection from chemical agents and not to conceal your identity
Is this also the section where we give bad lifting advice?
Intent seems to be a key word there
And what is the definition of "other activities"?
I do know a Virginia lawyer... I'll inquire
@Melektaus that is horrible advice. If you wear any kind of face covering material (except sunglasses) you will be arrested and charged with a felony
Most riot police will not stop to hear your "comprehension" of the law as they arrest you
@SaintCharles Its best to let people do as they wish, if they don't follow laws , thats on them. I've tried helping but people insist to resist the advice
I'm clear on the VA provisions for open carry from the above. Thank you!
That said, do we anticipate any part of the public event(s) taking place in one of the numerous localities/settings to which specific prohibitions apply? Do we have men who plan to open carry?
I'm seriously contemplating a full-size pistol in a drop-leg platform.
@PureDureSure no place we will be will prohibit carry. However open carry is highly frowned upon
Thank you, @Kurt . I may have to forego carrying a gun, then. I don't have an active CWP of any description/jurisdiction.
so get one.
I'm going to try, but doubt they'll turn the application around in less than two weeks' time (they claim a 90-day potential maximum).
depends on the state
Depends on the county
Not that they would ever have reason to so much as know where we're lodging, but on the 0.1% chance they were to take some interest in it, would VA law look with disdain on the presence of some hardware in the house in which we're bedding down?