But what about all the shoot-outs between drunks?

Gun crimes drop at Virginia bars and restaurants during the first year of a new state law that allows patrons with permits to carry concealed guns into alcohol-serving businesses.

The number of major crimes involving firearms at bars and restaurants statewide declined 5.2 percent from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, compared with the fiscal year before the law went into effect, according to crime data compiled by Virginia State Police at the newspaper’s request.

And overall, the crimes that occurred during the law’s first year were relatively minor, and few of the incidents appeared to involve gun owners with concealed-carry permits, the analysis found.

Via Instapundit, who writes

In other words, exactly what carry advocates predicted, and exactly the opposite of what anti-gun folks predicted. Again.

3 thoughts on “But what about all the shoot-outs between drunks?”

  1. It’s amazing how people think twice, even while drunk, before throwing a punch, knowing that the mineral water sipping guy nearby might be carrying a firearm.

    Even more evidence to pile on top of the mountain of evidence that the gun grabbers are wrong, wrong, wrong, everytime!

    An armed society is a polite society.

  2. its the same way here in Ohio with the “new this week resteraunt carry bil”

    The press, both tv , and newpapers are stretching the truth and the facts way
    beyond what is the truth.

    Cincinnati Enquirer: shows a pistol beside a pistol and a full shot glass!

    They have no credibility here in Ohio anyway!

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