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Virginia: Restaurant Carry Legislation to be Voted on Friday, February 12!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

On Friday, February 12, the Virginia House of Delegates will vote on House Bill 505, sponsored by Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-15). If passed by both the House and Senate, HB505 would allow a concealed carry permit holder to carry his or her firearm into a restaurant, provided he or she does not consume any alcohol. 

HB505 is similar to last year’s bill which was passed by both the House and Senate chambers and ultimately vetoed by Governor Tim Kaine (D). It is important that you contact your Delegate and urge them to support this concealed carry reform measure.

Passage of HB505 would bring Virginia into line with 40 states that allow some form of concealed-carry into restaurants that serve alcohol. 

Please contact your Delegate and respectfully encourage them to support your right to self-defense and pass HB505! Contact information can be found here.

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