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Virginia’s police chiefs are asking Gov. Bob McDonnell to veto legislation that would allow people to carry concealed handguns into bars, calling it a “recipe for disaster.”

Virginia Beach police Chief Jake Jacocks Jr. compared the combination of firearms and alcohol to drinking and driving in a letter sent to McDonnell on behalf of the state association of chiefs.

But their efforts seem unlikely to sway McDonnell, as the governor’s office said he will sign the bill.

McDonnell’s office said that while the governor appreciates the work and comments of the police chiefs, he will continue to protect and uphold the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

The association said it will ask lawmakers to reconsider its decision if police see an increase in gun violence in bars.

Source: The Washington Post

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