Please sign SB 1035, which allows Virginia's most law-abiding citizens, concealed handgun permit holders, to carry concealed in restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages as long as they donít consume alcoholic beverages. The bill passed both Houses with strong, bipartisan support.
I encourage you to also sign SB 877, which allows retired law enforcement officers, who are also law-abiding citizens, to carry concealed in restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages.
Last year you vetoed a restaurant ban repeal that would have allowed CHP holders to carry concealed as long as they didn't drink. However, you then turned around and signed another bill into law that allowed off-duty, untrained, Commonwealth Attorneys to carry concealed in restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages and even drink!
While you denied that Commonwealth Attorneys would be able to carry concealed in restaurants, the law was clear - they could.
Please, do the right thing and correct the inconsistency between how you treat trained LEO and CHP holders and the untrained Commonwealth Attorney. It's the fair and right thing to do.