Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bills Pass To Ease Restrictions On Concealed Weapons

inside their vehicles if stored in a lock box and allow individuals with concealed carry permits to take firearms into restaurants that serve alcohol as long as the gun carrier does not consume alcohol.

Vogel's bill passed 24-16; Hanger's passed 22-18. Last year, Hanger's so-called guns in bars bill passed by General Assembly chambers but was vetoed by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine. Governor Bob McDonnell is not expected to veto these bills.

Local restauraunt owner Randy Lewis of the Island House says hes not too worried about these bills.

"Theres a lot of test and things involved to get your concealed weapons permit, its a lengthy process," said Lewis, "the people that go through the process of getting the concealed weapons permit are not the ones you have to worry about. The people who buy their guns illegally are."

Senator Ralph Northam voted against the bill while Delegate Lynwood Lewis voted for the House equivalent, HB 505.

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