Guns and alcohol are a bad mixI'll speak for the critics. Seven points:
A Forest man accidentally shot himself in the leg while ordering a beer at a Lynchburg restaurant. Yes, the gun was concealed. Yes, he had a permit to carry the gun concealed. Yes, Virginia law now allows people to carry concealed into bars. No, they aren't allowed to carry and drink, but who's to know -- unless, that is, they do something foolish like reach in their pocket and fire their .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun into their leg.
A woman at the restaurant apparently suffered powder burns, as well.
Lynchburg police have filed three misdemeanor charges, including violating the ban on consuming alcohol in a restaurant while carrying concealed.
We expressed concern that the new law would allow the mixing of guns and booze without anyone knowing until an accident, or worse, occurred. Our critics argued concealed-carry permit holders are the most law-abiding citizens around and would not drink and carry. What do they say now? [link]
1) Concealed-carry permit holders are still the most law-abiding citizens around. But just as editorial page editors' marriages sometimes fail, sometimes common sense fails as well. On rare occasions. We don't like it but it happens. Let's not judge all by one.
Think about it.
2) If you can separate out the morons who shouldn't be carrying loaded and chambered handguns in restaurants from the millions of safety-conscious citizens who have the uninfringible right to keep and bear arms, call me. We'll talk.
3) Earth to moron: A round in the chamber?
4) "A woman at the restaurant apparently suffered powder burns, as well." Why the, comma? just wonderin'.
5) "A woman at the restaurant apparently suffered powder burns, as well." The dude shot himself in the leg. What part of her anatomy was down at his crotch? Just wonderin'.
6) A 2nd Amendment enthusiast almost killed himself. Shouldn't you guys be cheering? Just wonderin'.
7) This isolated incident occurred and the Earth didn't stop rotating on its axis?