Virginia Gun-rights advocates seek to mainstream carrying in public

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Del. C. Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, a prosecutor who proposed last year’s bill to allow concealed carry in restaurants that serve alcohol, also believes law-abiding citizens should be permitted to carry their guns just about everywhere they go. He cited the Virginia Tech massacre as an example of how an armed adult could have ended a killing rampage. “It is totally unreasonable to say a gun-free zone makes anybody any safer,” Gilbert said. “All you’re doing is preventing law-abiding people from having that ability to defend themselves.”

Source: Richmond Times Dispatch