Results of Georgia bill allowing carry in restaurants that serve drinks
Over at the Atlanta Examiner, Ed Stone has thoughts on the first anniversary of HB 89, which allowed carrying in restaurants and on mass transit. He cites media predictions of mass drunken violence, "escalated gunfight with dozens of innocent Georgians paying the price," etc. ...
The one problem being that, as might be expected, so such thing has ever happened.
I suspect the results here in AZ will be much the same.
On a somewhat related topic, what effect do you think the AZ Senate Bill 1168 (Parking Lot Storage), if signed into law, will have on the prohibition against weapons the parking lots of a public college or university?
Posted by: gator at July 3, 2009 10:58 PM
But reality doesn't stop the Wild West charges. In this letter to the editor, the writer claims that Tennessee will become the new Wild West after the carry in restaurants passed. Thing is, Rossville, where the writer resides in in Georgia. Of course, given the insults hurled at the beginning of his piece, perhaps is was more personal than about guns?
Posted by: JKB at July 4, 2009 07:57 AM
The Az Republic has published a series of opinions and letters against Az's bill. I wish we could get them to publish the Examiner's article. Oh well. Too bad it will never happen.
Posted by: Alan A. at July 4, 2009 08:32 AM
The many times here in Georgia that I've eaten at local restaurants which serve alcohol go a long way toward proving the AJC and others wrong.
Every time I step into a restaurant, my gun shoots at least 20 people. I just can't control the little bugger.
Posted by: JustinGA at July 4, 2009 12:23 PM
Minnesota has had BOTH provisions (restaurant and bar carry & a ban on posting ANY parking lot) since 2003 with NO PROBLEM whatsoever.
Posted by: Jeolson11Kimberman at July 4, 2009 04:37 PM
Oh no, alcohol and guns in the same room don't lead to insane actions by normal citizens who carry. Jeese, imagine that. Much to the disappointment of progressives AND moral crusader gun owners alike. Gee, next thing you know people will discover that you can have a drink and not turn into a raving lunatic spraying bullets everywhere. Dinner with a glass of wine while wearing a gun, what a concept.
Posted by: Deavis at July 7, 2009 04:34 PM