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Over in the General Assembly the legislators want to pass a law that says folks can tote pistols in bars because, they say, whether a customer can take his pistol into the ‘Twist and Shout’ ought to be up to the bar’s owner not the government.
 
Which sounds fine except…
 
…the same legislators want to pass a law that says a duly elected mayor can’t ban pistol toting on city property like in a park.
 
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Carbine
# Carbine
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 7:48 PM
Since when are mayors the owners of their town's parks?

Honestly Carter, do you put any thought into your posts?
dap916
# dap916
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 7:55 PM
Weapons where there is alcohol served is ill-advised. I'm a Concealed Carry holder and an active "carrier" in most places I go. But, one thing that I was taught when taking the class required to get my CC permit was that alcohol and weapons don't mix. And, I agree wholeheartedly. I served 8 years in the military and have had first-hand experience with seeing when alcohol affects people that carry weapons. This legislation is wrong-minded and I'm not so sure it isn't being done so as to get campaign funds from organizations like the NRA and/or the National Organization for Gun Rights.

Hopefully this will be defeated before it gets any legs. No good can come from it.

Now, as far as mayors (or any other elected officials) banning pistols on city property (or any other government-controlled location), that should be something that is controlled by city or county law.
TEA party patriot
# TEA party patriot
Thursday, June 28, 2012 9:36 AM
Actually, it still sounds "fine". Ever heard of the second amendment? It certainly doesn't make exceptions for "public property". Try reading this fine document sometime.
Carbine
# Carbine
Friday, June 29, 2012 3:12 PM
TEA, I think it's been pretty well established that neither Gary nor Carter have a copy of the Constitution (state or federal) handy. And if they did they probably wouldn't recognize them.

dap916, the bill would NOT allow people who are carrying concealed weapons to consume alcohol. That would still be illegal. All it would do would be to allow concealed carry permit holders to go into establishments like Applebees or other restaurants where OTHER PEOPLE might be drinking alcohol. And no city or county ought to have the right to ban a practice that does no harm to anyone, especially when that practice is protected by state law.

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