Last month, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) signed legislation to allow “concealed carry permit holders to bring loaded guns” into
establishments that serve alcohol. The law does not permit gun holders to consume alcohol, though the gun lobby is working to get that changed.
Virginia isn’t alone in its quest to arm its bar patrons. The Georgia state house has also passed a bill that would make it “legal to enter a
bar or restaurant with a licensed concealed weapon and get drunk,” as long as the individual doesn’t fire the weapon.
Tennessee, too, is trying to follow in Virginia’s footsteps. Last year, the legislature overrode Gov. Phil Bredesen’s veto to pass a law providing
gun owners the right to carry their weapons into any restaurant, except those whose predominant business was to serve alcohol. But the law was
declared unconstitutionally vague by a state court, so Tennessee is trying again. This time, the law provides “no exclusions for where guns can be
carried, as long as permit holders don’t consume alcohol.”
Again and again the anti-gun crowd complains about potential shootouts or guns just going off. And again and again it just never happens. Every stat
says that the concealed carry portion of our society is the most law abiding of the US.
Most shootings happen in the so-called gun free zones by criminals because obviously only the criminals have the guns there! Luckily it’s usually a
CCW holder or off duty cop who carries anyway to save the day.
Most of us CCW carriers carry everywhere, and we are always responsible and we just don’t get stupid because we are in a bar. It’s better to be
judged by 12 than carried out by 6.
The only shootouts are where even retired cops can’t carry like Chicago, where no guns are allowed. Yeah that really worked out for them……
In short you don’t have a logical argument against people who carry guns just an emotional one. For example just try to find any real bad
information against the history of CCW holders across the US, it just doesn’t exist.
It would better to use your time against things that are real problems.
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