VCDL just posted on YouTube a recent 911 call in Loudon County about a motorcyclist open carrying a US Flag decorated gun. Just under 4 minutes long. The VCDL comments on the video are valuable: Patriotic motorcyclist on memorial day gets a 911 call on him while wearing a red white & blue gun. many people ask why doesn't the dispatcher just tell the collar that open carry is legal? the answer is because most law enforcement agencies we'll dispatch for any call and have everything checked out themselves no matter what the caller said on the phone. this is for liability reasons. also in most cases the call taker is not law enforcement.Yes, Virginia is still an open carry legal state. Once more have an incident where open carry, while legal, can also be scary to part of the population. I used to live in the Virginia DC suburbs; most aware gun owners knew not to open carry in Arlington County due to that population's ignorance. We did have one case where an open carrier (another motor cycle rider) had 911 called saying he had tried to rob a 7-11 store just because of the visible gun. Open carry may be legal, but sometimes it is not wise.