Sunday, July 3, 2011

Ohio Gov. Kasich Signs Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons In Bars

Guns and alcohol: that’s a wonderful mix. Note the so-called safety proviso in the new Ohio law signed by Republican Governor John Kasich:

Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich on Thursday signed into law a bill that allows gun owners in the state to carry concealed weapons into bars and other places where alcohol is served.

…The law...prohibits gun owners from consuming alcohol or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs when they carry their weapons into bars.

One question: why go into a bar without the intention to consume alcohol?


gsel55 said...

Bars often have great food. I go on occasion to get a breaded tenderloin sandwich (a Hoosier tradition), and a diet coke. They will cheerfully serve you a soft drink or coffee as well as beer. I am usually armed when I do this and nobody knows. Most gun owners I know are responsible people who take courses on gun safety. I have never seen any one of them brandishing a weapon in a drunken rage. Don't paint all of us with a brosd brush.

Jeff Tone said...

gsel55: It stands to reason that the majority in a bar will have alcohol. There’s no way to tell if one of them has a concealed weapon.

I’m sure that most gun owners are responsible like you. “Most,” though, isn’t good enough. There are those for whom alcohol and guns are a lethal combination.