The gun bill has passed the Senate. I’m a big second amendment supporter, but I kind of cringe at the thought of anyone being able to go out to dinner with their Smith & Wesson, get tanked, then start shooting up the place.
I see Senator Douglas’s point about people who have stopped gun violence by using their own gun. I get it — let the restaurant employees keep a gun around. But I don’t know that I want to go out to Cheddars or even McDonalds with a bunch of folks bringing their guns along.
Leave it in your car when you go inside.
Besides, we’re at a stage in this society where there are too many random shootings into homes. It’s happening all the time in Macon now. Heck, it is happening in funeral homes more frequently. I like to think I don’t hang out in places where someone is going to get drunk and shoot up the place, but this bill sure makes it a lot easier for that to happen.
I’m certainly not opposed to owning guns and I have no problem with people carrying them in their cars or what have you. But guns scare me too. And there are far too many people who are far too cavalier about them. It looks to me that, sadly, the Senate is too.