Are you in favor of guns being allowed in restaurants? Why or why not?
The way I'll answer is to say there shouldn't be a blanket law stating no one can carry a gun into a restaurant at any time or place. If the person has a carry permit, they should be allowed to have it. The owner of the individual restaurant or CEO of a chain can make it rule not to allow guns or say it's okay. They should simply post a notice on the door like they do with the "No shirt, no shoes" rule. The rules for carrying a gun are already established, so why limit it more at any government level. I say leave the decision in the hands of the individual owner.
I can't understand why you would possibly need a gun in a restaurant.
I think guns belong either in your home (which I am still wary of myself) or in the woods if you're inclined to hunt your own food. No need to have people walking through a park or sitting at a restaurant with a gun. That blows my mind.
perhaps you might want to what Susan Gratia has to say about the murder of her two parents before your mind is completly blown -- http://wfnt.com/dr-susan-gratias-only-r … -shooting/
There are dozens of examples over decades of social deviants who -- having no regard for the law -- entered into restaurants across the county with the sole purpose of killing as many people as they could.
Many of these occurred before CCW laws were generally available allowing law abiding citizens to carry handguns in public. Since then there have been numerous cases, including one just a few weeks ago in a hospital, where those citizens have stopped those same type of social deviants from killing innocents.
Yet no one responding here will post a story about a legally carrying CCW who has shot up a restaurant and murdered dozens of people.
Having fear of people with no basis, no reason, and no rational is called paranoia. Let's take a look at just how many answers here begin to fit that category.
I would prefer not to see a gun in a restaurant, and I assume a lot of other patrons feel similarly. Rights or not, a business isn't going to be in favor of it if it's scaring away customers. Concealed weapons are probably a different story, but I'm referring to the people who wave around their assault weapons like children discovering their privates for the first time. They're the reason we can't have nice things.
I can agree about the difference between small, concealed weaponry and an AK-47. Everything should be in moderation. There is very little reason to bring a semi automatic machine gun to a restaurant.
referring to a "semi automatic machine gun" is akin to referring to a "four wheeled motorcycle".
Personally, I am in favor for it, as long as the owners of the restaurants permit it. Most people who possess guns have been well trained in its use and all safety procedures for handling a weapon. From what I have read about recent mass shootings, most, if not all of the attackers did not have a permit for a weapon. These people, for various reasons, would most likely not pass the checks required to possess the weapon under normal circumstances. I believe that if more people were properly trained and armed, we would have less instances of mass shootings. It is much harder to shoot a crowd, when at least a few of them can shoot back.
If it is concealed you'll not know anyway. There is no way they will search people coming in to eat. I would rather have someone in there eating with a permit to carry rather than someone who doesn't and has it illegally. That's who you you will have to worry about. I really doubt that small business owners will have wands ect at the door. It is what it is. You could choose to not go out in public, but that's not much of a life.
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