Crime Rate Drops in Virginia Bars and Restaurants

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Crime rate drops in Virginia bars and restaurants
Crime rate drops in Virginia bars and restaurants
Crime rate drops in Virginia bars and restaurants
Crime rate drops in Virginia bars and restaurants

Okay, even gun rights advocates have to admit that, on its face, the idea of legalizing concealed carry in places that serve alcohol sounded bad, if only at first blush.  When the state of Virginia removed the restriction on concealed carry in bars and alcohol-serving restaurants last year, critics blasted the action and predicted a wave of crime, violence, and death from drunken patrons … much like critics of carry permits predict for licensed carry anywhere, actually.  The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported yesterday that the critics managed to keep their perfect prognosticating record intact (via Gabriel Malor):

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