Gov Kaine (VA) vetoes two pro gun bills
One story here, of many. The two bills sound pretty inoccuous, even if the person looking at them was against arms. One (from news accounts) let a CCW carrier enter an establishment that serves alcohol, so long as he didn't drink any. The other seems to have provided that a firearm secured in some way in a vehicle is not concealed (which has been the law in AZ since 1977 without incident).
UPDATE: Reader Anthony Mowry sends a comment which wa for some reason stopped by the spam filter. I'll post it "below the fold."
Why would we expect the legislature to treat mature
adults like mature adults when gun owners don't? We
can't even get CHL holders to admit that it is
possible for someone to have a drink at a bar and not
be plastered. to the point that they can't use their
Gun owners shout that, "alcohol and firearms don't
mix," as blindly as a moronic anti yells about
gun-free zones. Worse are the gun owners who play like
the Fudds they hate, "I don't drink so..."
The truth is that irresponsible behavior and guns (or
anything dangerous like an automobile, ant poison,
etc) don't mix. Freedom is too scary for some people,
they'd rather project their own insecurities on other
people. Studies have shown that lack of sleep or a
long shift can lead to the same type of impairment as
alcohol, so we should not allow CC after work or if
you didn't sleep a solid 8 hours.