Ohio “Guns in Bars” Law Not Really About Bars

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Ohio "Guns in Bars" Law Not Really About Bars
Ohio "Guns in Bars" Law Not Really About Bars
Ohio "Guns in Bars" Law Not Really About Bars

Guns in bars? No, not really.

As Ohio lawmakers debate legislation that would allow licensed citizens to carry a concealed, holstered handgun into restaurants that serve alcohol, opponents of the bill continue to reject an intellectually honest discussion of the facts. They’ve morphed the “restaurant carry” discussion into a campaign of fear.

This legislation simply never mixes alcohol consumption and handgun possession, period, regardless of what you’ve read or been told.

Ohio’s concealed handgun licensees already can carry into nearly any burger joint. But if they try to have a hamburger and Coke at a Max & Erma’s while armed, they commit a crime. The only difference between the lawful and criminal act is the presence of a liquor license at a particular restaurant.

That’s the simple problem that “restaurant carry” legislation is designed to fix.

Read more at Lancaster EagleĀ Gazette