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People use guns but, in a sense, guns use people too. When we have the technology for violence easily to hand, our choices are skewed and we are more vulnerable to being manipulated into violent action.
Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

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2017 Virginia Firearms Bills at-a-glance

2017 Virginia Firearms bills at a glance CROSSOVER 1A

 

GUNS IN BARS LAW TAKES EFFECT
Lawmakers Who Voted for Controversial Law Include Some Not-So-Usual Suspects


Richmond, Virginia—A new law has taken effect in Virginia allowing concealed handgun permit holders to carry loaded handguns into any establishment that has a liquor license; including bars, nightclubs, restaurants, pizza parlors and bowling alleys.  The legislation, SB 334, was adamantly opposed by the Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association, but passed the Democratic-controlled Senate by a vote of 22-18 in February and the Republican-controlled House of Delegates by a vote of 72-27 in March.  Governor Bob McDonnell signed the bill in April.


No Guns On Campus
The Virginia Center for Public Safety is a non-profit, non-partisan grass roots organization dedicated to the reduction of gun violence in Virginia.

VACPS strives to accomplish this mission through awareness, education and advocacy. Our members represent a cross-section of racial, religious. professional and political groups.