One of the commenters points out that the bill forbids the consumption of alcohol if you are carrying a fire arm. That’s common sense and at least gives me more hope that this thing was thought through somewhat carefully.
Likewise, as another commenter points out, I too believe more guns carried by law abiding citizens means less crime.
And the original comment linked to has a handy map that shows that most states actually allow you to carry guns restaurants. That makes me feel a little better about the issue, but I am still torn.
On the one hand, I think the old stories from the eighties and nineties with the guys shooting up the local fast food joint would have been severally diminished had someone in the restaurant been allowed a gun of their own. On the other, I suppose it is my natural fear of guns.
And I’ll admit it. I absolutely fear guns. I’ve known more than my fair share of people who were injured or killed or had kids injured or killed because of guns. All of them, though, were through improper handling.
I am, however, actively contemplating a shot gun for the house.
So I’m willing to cut gun owners slack on this issue. But I still really don’t see the need for it.