It's ironic that pro-gun folks call this "freedom," but for everybody else it's anything but. Who would want to bring their kids to a park or hiking in the forest where you'd have to wonder if the people carrying guns are responsible and qualified?Joshua Horwitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, argued that with Virginia's so-called "gun show loophole" that allows gun purchases without background checks, dangerous people could end up open-carrying in parks frequented by families and children.
"You have no idea whether they're qualified to own a gun or to use a gun," he said. "So on a public safety level, that's my concern."
This is a bad step coming from an agenda-driven governor who's a biased and close-minded gun owner himself.
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