Where you can or cannot pack heat

So, you went out and got a Virginia Resident Concealed Handgun Permit. Doesn’t take much to pack heat in the Commonwealth. If you don’t have a criminal record, no public record of mental problems and pass a incredibly simple course that can be taken online, the Circuit Judge in your county or city issues a […]

Glock and load

Like many Floyd Countians, I own enough guns to start a medium-size revolution. My weapon of choice is a Glock 17 semi-automatic 9 mm pistol — the big brother of the Glock 19 that Jared Loughner is accused of using to kill six six people — including a nine-year-old girl and an Arizona Federal Judge […]

If you want to carry a gun, learn to do it right

I carry a weapon under Virginia’s liberal concealed carry law. I could carry one openly as well under the Old Dominion’s equally-liberal open carry rules but that’s a story for another day. I’m a gun owner.  Have been one most of my life. I grew up in a family of hunters. I support the right […]