Democrat Mark Herring said, “Drinking alcohol and carrying firearms is not a good mix. It’s a public safety issue. There was no compelling case for loosening the restriction on carrying a concealed weapon into bars.”Still at it with this guns and bars crap, eh? Apparently because "The Only Ones" carry theirs all the time, with predictable results?
But "We the People" are just too damned stupid, drunk and trigger-happy, apparently, even though I've had a stocked cabinet and fridge along with my modest collection of defense tools for decades without incident now---say, there's a challenge. Let's see where the danger really lies:
We have what--4 million NRA members? I'll bet a sizable percentage of them keep beer, wine or booze in the home--the site of most domestic violence incidents. Why not publish how many alcohol-clouded shootings they committed last year, Mark, just to show the urgency of your ban. If you need help finding any, go ahead and use the last 10 years.
Now on the flip side, to address that second bill exempting state elites (No permits? Sweet!), and just to make sure the experiment is complete and comprehensive, why not ban guns and alcohol in the homes of all government "officials," including attorneys and LEOs?
Between the two efforts, we ought to get a pretty good picture of where public policy resources ought to be focused...