heresolong wrote:I have a letter from a LT. with the liquor control board stating that it is in fact legal to carry a firearm inside until the time that they restrict minors.Here is the letter I wrote to the WSLCB after having a pleasant discussion with the bar manager at the Quarterback the other night.
"I was recently in the Quarterback Pub and Eatery in Bellingham. They have a sign on the door that states that no one is allowed to carry a firearm in the pub, including concealed pistol permit holders, due to RCW 9.41.300. However, upon entering I found children running around playing. I asked the on-duty manager and he said that they allow minors until 9pm at which time they become a 21 and over establishment. I pointed out to him that his sign was therefore in error and that firearms were in fact permitted under law until 9 pm. According to him he was told to put the sign up as written by the local LCB representative. He also told me that minors are NEVER permitted in the area next to the bar but it did not appear that the area was posted as such, just that liquor could not be sold to minors.
I would appreciate it if a representative from your office would contact the Quarterback Pub and clarify the law as it regards labeling. If they are open to minors until 9pm they are incorrectly (and allegedly at the direction of the LCB) posting their establishment as off limits to people exercising their Constitutional and legally allowed right to carry a firearm for self defense.
I would also appreciate a response as to what action will be or has been taken in this matter.
If you want it I can forward it to you. If so PM me your e-mail address and I will send it over.
edit: I should clarify that it is an e-mail an not a written out letter.