State Police Chiefs Describe Guns in Bars as a "Recipe for Disaster"RICHMOND, Va., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has until April 12 to take action on three unpopular gun bills that would put state residents at greater risk of gun violence: SB 334, SB 408, and HB 1217. Four gun violence prevention organizations -- the Virginia Center for Public Safety (VACPS), the Virginia Chapters of the Million Mom March, Protest Easy Guns (PEG) and the Angel Fund -- are calling on Governor McDonnell to veto this dangerous legislation and stand by a March 10 press release where he declared, "The foremost obligation of government is public safety."
Mcdonnell Poised to Sign Dangerous Gun Legislation
SB 334 would allow concealed carry permit holders to bring loaded handguns into establishments that have a liquor license in Virginia, including bars, nightclubs, restaurants, pizza parlors and bowling alleys. The bill would bar permit holders from consuming alcohol while armed, but contains no mechanism t...