Roanoke Times -- Letter to the Editor
Neither candidate is right on guns in bars
Dan Casey's column "Get ready for guns in bars" (June 21) is excellent. Do the two men running for governor -- Creigh Deeds and Bob McDonnell -- know the definition of a bar, which is where people gather to consume alcohol. That's how the bar owner makes a living.
The bill they want to sign into law making it legal for people going into a bar to bring a loaded weapon, as long as they do not consume alcohol, is without doubt the stupidest idea I've heard in 50 years.
Only a year ago in January, my neighbor's 21-year-old son was shot in a bar in downtown across from the City Market, thanks to the NRA and the Second Amendment.
Either Deeds and McDonnell are totally brain dead or they think that the voters are brain dead. I wish there were a third party I could vote for if this is the way Deeds and McDonnell plan to govern Virginia.