Hot New Trend Alert: Guns in Bars

Guns in Bars

Guns? Check. Alcohol? Check. Confined space filled with drunks? Check. Guns in bars. What could go wrong?

The Republican-led North Carolina state legislature has just passed a measure expanding the state’s concealed-weapons-carry laws to include the right for permit holders to bring guns into restaurants and bars. However, the bar/restaurant owners have to be OK with it – otherwise, no guns in bars. And by “OK with it”, I mean they don’t expressly forbid it.

The Republican-backed measure will also allow concealed-carry permit holders to store weapons in locked cars on the campus of any public school or university. Guns will also now be allowed on greenways, playgrounds and other public recreation areas. There’s nothing like a gun on a playground to spice up an otherwise dull playdate.

But the gun lovers didn’t get their way on everything. The final bill did not include the controversial provision that would have repealed the long-standing law requiring a background check and permit issued by county sheriffs for handgun purchases.

The bill now awaits Republican Governor Pat McCrory’s signature. But given that it’s North Carolina, I’m pretty sure he’s going to sign it…

Via: The Associated Press 

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