2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I'll drink to that...

This picture is incorrect in that CCW holders WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to consume alcohol while in an establishment that serves liquor....

Ohio Restaurant carry passes both the Ohio House and Senate, on to governor to sign
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This entire process has been marked by lie after lie by the anti-gun crowd. Lately, anti-gun bar owners have chimed in and the press has been more than happy to print and echo their flawed logic against the bill.

  • Ohio will become the "wild west", none of our neighboring states that allow restaurant and bar carry have had any dramatic increase in gun violence.
  • Bar owners are "powerless" to stop patrons from carrying, despite the provision that extends the current policy of business owners posting signs prohibiting carrying that are legally binding.
  • Some bar owners have complained that they will have to act as police and hire additional security to make sure that all patrons are adequately searched and screened before entering their businesses. Really? In no part of the bill does it say that their responsibility goes that far...and besides how about the people already carrying illegally (and I would be without a CCW to begin with) in many of these same establishments...what have they done to prevent that?

Overall, a bunch of weak arguments against passing this bill and some strong points towards passing it. It looks like Kasich will sign this and soon enough I will be able to go to Ruby Tuesdays to eat my steak and ice tea in peace....

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