State police said that more than 152,000 people currently hold valid concealed-carry permits. In addition to concealed carrying, openly carrying a weapon is legal in Virginia and is done regularly by gun rights activists.Nice story, especially when you consider it was in the Washington Post.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Va. Grants 60% More Permits For Guns - washingtonpost.com Virginia Tech and other high-profile crimes have made it clear that, as much as they would like to, police simply cannot protect you from all the bad people in the world. It will always take the police some time to reach your location, in some areas it may take a considerable time, in the interim, a lot of bad things can happen.