Virginia's bars and restaurants did not turn into shooting galleries as some had feared during the first year of a new state law that allows patrons with permits to carry concealed guns into alcohol-serving businesses, a Richmond Times-Dispatch analysis found.The gun control crowd needs to be ignored. They don't know what they're talking about.
The number of major crimes involving firearms at bars and restaurants statewide declined 5.2 percent from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, compared with the fiscal year before the law went into effect, according to crime data compiled by Virginia State Police at the newspaper's request.
And overall, the crimes that occurred during the law's first year were relatively minor, and few of the incidents appeared to involve gun owners with concealed-carry permits, the analysis found.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Every time a new law is passed giving gun owners the right to carry concealed weapons, the anti-gun forces offer dire predictions of the apocalypse that's sure to follow...and it never does. Another example from Virginia: