Posted by: Jay | May 9, 2008

I Love It

Check this story out:

The patrons at Champps, an upscale restaurant and bar chain, were eating ribs and drinking beer on a recent Saturday when customer Bruce Jackson stood up and made an announcement: He was armed, and so were dozens of other patrons.

The armed customers stood up in unison, showing off holstered pistols and revolvers. Jackson said a word or two about the rights of gun owners to carry firearms in Virginia, then thanked everyone for their attention and sat down.

And the diners returned to their burgers and Budweisers.

The Virginia Citizens Defense League organized the dinner at Champps to prove a point: that the presence of armed customers in northern Virginia restaurants would elicit little more than shrugs.

The dinner — and several other restaurant visits throughout northern Virginia last month — were a response to comments from the majority leader in the state Senate, Democrat Richard Saslaw, who said during a legislative debate that armed patrons would be unwelcome in northern Virginia restaurants.

“In most urban areas, you walk into a restaurant with a gun on your hip, they’re going to tell you to get out,” Saslaw said.

In fact, with a few exceptions, the gun owners got their meals. The group went to eight different restarants in April — at two of them, they were asked to leave. More often than not, though, their presence failed to generate a stir.

Of course, because contrary to the media portrayal and what the groups like the Brady Campaign would have us believe, most Americans don’t cower in fear over somebody having a gun.

Then we get to Richard Saslaw’s comments:

“What normal person walks around with a gun on your hip? Something’s wrong in your life if you feel compelled to carry a gun as part of your daily routine,” he said.

Nice. If you carry a gun, there’s something wrong with you. Where do these people hatch?



  1. The fundamental purpose of the Second Amendment of the constitution is to maintain and ensure the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms. It would be unethical to deprive an individual of their rights to bear arms. Although this amendment affirms the necessity of having a militia, citizens are not required to be in the militia to utilize the right to possess a firearm.

    Adolf Hitler (1935) stated, “For the first time in history a civilized nation will have full gun control, our police will be more efficient, our streets will be safer, and the world will follow our lead into the future.”

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