Crimes in Virginia bars drops in the wake of liberalizing concealed carry in restaurants, says the Richmond Times-Dispatch. How many times does this have to happen before our opponents concede their ridiculous hysteria over this, and other concealed carry related topics is completely overblown? But they won’t. It would destroy their fragile world view, where law-abiding people with guns is a great danger. No, they will take the single case mentioned here:
One of the few unambiguous cases of a concealed-gun permit holder breaking the law occurred on July 28, 2010 â€” 27 days after the law became active â€” at a deli inÂ York County. In that case, a patron who had been drinking heavily with a gun concealed in his pocket allegedly sexually harassed a femaleÂ waitressÂ and, at one point, placed his hand over his hidden gun soÂ the waitressÂ could see its outline.
After making a commentÂ the waitressÂ construed as a threat, the man left but was stopped a short time later by police. They recovered a .380-caliber pistol from his pants pocket and chargedÂ himÂ with driving under the influence, brandishing a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.
To which they’ll respond: “See, we told you!”Â They’ve turned into hucksters; people peddling random news stories as proof there’s an aggregate problem, no matter what the actual statistics seem to bear out. The truth is, if the media is covering it, that suggests it’s not a common occurrence to begin with. They will keep up the chicken little routine, and keep being proven wrong again, again, and again. They will keep trying to make those of us who are responsible people responsible for the actions of the irresponsible. This is who they are.