The Free Lance–Star gets the location of Representative Rob Wittman’s (R-1st) Fredericksburg town hall meeting wrong.

UPDATE: The Free Lance–Star has since updated its story and now shows the correct location of the meeting.

The Free Lance–Star is reporting in today’s edition that Representative Rob Wittman’s (R-1st) town hall meeting for the Fredericksburg area will be held in the Sealy Auditorium at Germanna Community College.

WRONG.

While the town hall meeting was originally scheduled for GCC, Wittman’s website now notes the location as the following:

Date: Tuesday, September 1st

Times: 6:00PM to 8:00PM*

Location:

Univeristy of Mary Washington

Dodd Auditorium

1301 College Avenue

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

*Please continue to check the website for updates as these meeting times, dates and locations may be updated.

I previously noted the location changed on my own blog on August 21st, but apparently The Free Lance–Star didn’t notice the change.

And as a precaution, if you’re of those folks that likes to bring a firearm to town hall meetings, you best leave it in your car (which better not be parked on University of Mary Washington property) unless you want to be spending the night in jail since the event is on University property.

Cross-posted at Virginia Virtucon.

3 Comments

  1. David says:

    Have you found evidence that UMW is posted as a “victim disarmament zone”? The Virginia statute regarding guns on school property applies to K-12, not universities. Public Universities are bound by Virginia laws regarding preemption. (Tech had to get a special law passed to insure that no one would be able challenge Cho by shooting back. UMW bars *students* from bringing guns to campus.

    According to this ruling from the AG at:
    http://www.vaag.com/OPINIONS/2006opns/05-078.pdf

    “Governing boards of Virginia’s public colleges and universities may not impose general
    prohibition on carrying of concealed weapons by permitted individuals. Pursuant to
    specific grants of statutory authority, however, colleges and universities may regulate
    conduct of students and employees to prohibit them from carrying concealed weapons on
    campus.”

    Seems to be a gray area, as far as the law is concerned at least

  2. I’m just familiar with VCU’s policy which is stated in the Virginia Administrative Code:

    To that end, no person, either singly or in concert with others, shall willfully:

    […]

    4. Have in his possession any firearm, other weapon, or explosive, regardless of whether a license to possess the same has been issued, without the written authorization of the president of the university. This restriction does not apply to persons whose duties lawfully require the possession of firearms or other weapons.

    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+reg+8VAC90-10-50

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