Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Gun Nuts Roll the Virginia Senate
As I predicted, Democrats are now kowtowing in fear to the jackboots of the National Rifle Association. While Democrats control the Virginia Senate, 21-19, yesterday that body passed a bill, 23-17. to allow people to carry concealed weapons into restaurants serving alcohol, although its backers say it is reasonable because they are not allowed to consume alcohol themselves and must inform somebody in the restaurant that they are packing heat. Goody. There is a bill still alive to close the "gun show loophole" that made it out of a committee, but everybody is forecasting it will not pass the whole Senate. As it is, this new bill will easily pass the GOP-controlled Assembly, although I do not know what Governor Kaine will do with it. In any case, all the hysterical gun rights advocates freaking out that everybody is out to take away their rights are way off base here in Virginia, as I forecast in an earlier posting on this subject. The gun nuts have won another one.