21 February 2008

Progressive Virginians

From the Associated Press:

"Bills championed by gun rights advocates that could result in more concealed firearms in restaurants, bars and vehicle glove boxes have been endorsed by a House of Delegates committee. One bill would allow people who hold permits for concealed weapons to carry hidden guns in restaurants or clubs but would prohibit them from drinking alcohol while doing so. Current law allows guns in such establishments only if they are visible. The other measure would allow people who do not have a concealed weapons permit to transport handguns in a locked glove box or other interior compartment of a vehicle rather than carry them in plain view, as the law now requires. Both bills have cleared the Senate and will be up for a vote on the House floor this week. Even if they are passed, however, gubernatorial vetoes seem likely."

Nice work by advocates for common sense citizen safety legislation in Virginia.

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