Gun control is a hot issue and those of us who hunt and fish follow it closely. That said you had better check out how Georgia loosened their concealed carry laws. Specifically they now allow concealed weapons by individuals holding a concealed carry permit in places like restaurants, public transportation (e.g. buses) and state and local parks to name a few. I should make it clear the law does outlaw having a concealed weapon in a restaurant when drinking alcohol. While I agree on the whole, it does raise some questions:
- Should restaurant wait staff have to ask if a patron is packing heat before serving alcohol?
- Does it make sense to allow guns in state parks where you can camp and be drinking alcohol?
- What about the situation where a person goes into a restaurant without a gun, has a few drinks then moves on to another restaurant where they don’t drink?
This, as always, is a hotly contested issue and one I encourage everybody to get educated on. While I do believe in the issuing of concealed carry permits, it isn’t without some concern and I’m going to be interested in how other states will react to this news.