I understand the right to bear arms…..even if I do not agree with it whole- heartedly….I still see the rights of people to do so…..but there comes a time when some limitations have to be considered…it is like that example of freedom of speech which does not give one the right to yell FIRE in a crowded area……but I digress….recently several states have passed new laws, laws that make me shutter….
Tennessee is one of four states, along with Arizona, Georgia and Virginia, that recently enacted laws explicitly allowing loaded guns in bars. (Eighteen other states allow weapons in restaurants that serve alcohol.) The new measures in Tennessee and the three other states come after two landmark Supreme Court rulings that citizens have an individual right — not just in connection with a well-regulated militia — to keep a loaded handgun for home defense.
Experts say these laws represent the latest wave in the country’s gun debate, as the gun lobby seeks, state by state, to expand the realm of guns in everyday life. (From a piece written by Malcolm Gay of the NY Times)
And I still ask….is this truly a good idea? I spent many years working in the bar business and I have seen incidents of a spill beer degenerate to a fight that had to be stopped before someone did serious bodily damage to another…..and now guns are allowed in bars……what part of this is rational?
Are we so afraid of the world outside of our doors that we must carry weapons to protect ourselves from those meanies waited around every corner? May I say that if you are the afraid of life, then become a hermit…lock yourself in your abode and stay safe….and if you must carry a gun to feel like a man then you have lost that battle a long time ago…..
The GUN does NOT make you a man,,,,but rather a pathetic piece of protoplasm…..