I had to correct a man today in the local grocery store about the "Guns in Restaraunts" bill. I heard him spouting off missinformation about it and calling it a "Guns in Bars" law.
It went like this:
Man - "Next thing ya know will be having drunks with guns shooting up the bars."
Me - Excuse me sir, but it isn't a "Guns in Bars" law, it's a "Guns in Restatuants" law. It allows those of us with carry permits to carry our handguns into restaraunts that serve alcohol, such as an Olive Gardens or Red Lobster, etc"
Man - "Well, if you can get a burger in a bar, doesn't thqt make it a restaraunt?"
Me - "In that event, Permit holders can only eat the burger, we cannot drink or consume alcohol while armed. That would be a mistermeaner offense and we'd get our permit revoked."
Man - "I still think it's a crazy idea. Guns and alcohol don't mix."
Me - "I agree, that's why you won't ever catch me drinking when I have a gun on. Firearms have been banned for years in places called gun free Zones. WE see how well that's worked. But Restaraunt owners can still bar firearms from their establishments if they want. All they have to do is post signs on the door persuant to state law. That way the criminals will know where the easy targets are."
He didn't have anything to say after that. I blame the media for this crap, since they always called it a "Guns in Bars" bill.