Just because someone else is drinking doesn't mean that I no longer have the right to defend mine and my wife's life against deadly force used against us. The bartenders know when I am drinking pop or a red bull, I'm armed. They have all said that they feel safer when I'm in there.
If guns are to be allowed, then there is not much legal justification to ban the freedom to carry guns in bars. Freedom is a bedrock principle of this country. Dangerous or threatening behavior with guns in bars is still illegal, without banning them entirely. This does not mean, however, that bars, as private property, cannot enact rules banning guns from the premises if they so desire.
One would not give a child a gun due to a child's lack of knowledge between the nature of right and wrong. The same logic holds true with individuals under the influence of alcohol.
If you have a permit or other required license to possess a gun and carry it in public, then it should be legal to have a gun in a bar. While it may not always be a good idea to have one in certain circumstances, it is the legal right of the owner of the gun. Unless it is stated as the policy of the bar to not allow guns then I believe it should be legal. Hopefully the person in possession of the gun is highly responsible.
The right to bear arms is a Constitutionally protected right and it does not end the moment you leave your own personal property. The right to posses firearms should be extended to all publicly accessible properties and buildings because there is no legal reason to outlaw it. Law abiding individuals should be afforded the right to protect their person and their property, regardless of the location they are in, and therefore, there should be no legal means to prevent an individual from possessing a firearm in a bar or other location.
Carrying a gun does not make you a violent person. It's already illegal to be intoxicated and use a gun, just like it's illegal to drink and drive. So, knowing that you could lose your gun rights by getting drunk, I would say that most people (me included) would be much more careful about my behavior in a bar if I'm carrying a gun. An armed society is a polite society.
Wow this is a good one. Look Drink and mobile phones are a disastrous mix let alone drink and guns!! Next day flash back " Noooo, realllyyy hmm did I do that??" like pistol whipped and knee capped the slapper stealing your boyfriend who is probably going to pass on a STD. Rational people do not make rational decisions in bars!! Drink and triggers are hard enough to control without guns with triggers playing in the mix
When people are in bars, they often have a bit too much to drink. Being drunk makes some people angry and irrational. If they had access to a gun, then they might be prone to using it inappropriately. Instead of getting in the traditional bar fight, there may instead be an unfortunate death as a result of a gun. Therefore, guns should not be allowed in bars.
Since it is not legal to drive a car while drunk, because a person's ability to operate it well is impaired, I also believe that it should not be legal to have a gun in a bar, where a person's judgment about using that gun can likewise become impaired by drinking.
It should not be legal to have a gun in your possession when at a bar. People have their judgement impaired by the alcohol and a situation can just get out of hand and someone can get seriously hurt. The owner and possibly a bouncer should be able to have guns, not customers.
People consume alcohol to get "buzzed" as a pleasurable activity. In actuality, they are impairing their judgment. Patrons who are drinking are not in a clear headed frame of mind. They could offend a sober gun owner out of idiocy, and risk getting shot. Even sober patrons run the risk of getting shot, since the gun owner may or may not be sober.
I disagree that you should be able to possess a gun in a bar because while a lot of people fight in a bar, guns shouldn't be used as a means of protection. This would only cause tough guys to think they can just pull out a gun and shoot when someone talks back to them. Instead of a good old fashioned fist fight between people that have drunk too much, it could end in murder. You can't heal from that like you can a fist fight. Guns and drunk people don't mix.
If the law were to allow possession of a firearm in a bar, I believe that this would be dangerous to other people. Most people go to a bar to drink, and it has been proved that drinking impairs judgment. Think about how many bar fights break out on any given night. Even if someone were very responsible normally, if they were having some drinks and became involved in a fight, it is possible that their impaired judgment may cause them to do something that they will regret for the rest of their life. Bars are a place to have fun. There is no reason why anyone would need a gun in a bar, so why make it legal?
No one should be allowed to have a gun while being inside a bar. It should be illegal because having a gun inside a place where alcohol is served and violence is known to occur is a public safety issue. Bar patrons are put into dangerous peril with the a gun toting person who could get drunk and pull the gun on others or have their weapon taken from them in a fight and also causing violence.
Although people should have the right to defend themselves, carrying a weapon into a bar should not be legal. People typically go into bars to consume alcohol and under the influence of alcohol, judgement can be severely diminished. Carrying a gun is a responsibility that should be taken very seriously.
Gun ownership advocates claim that people should have the right to carry guns in any location, special restrictions should prevent gun owners from bringing firearms into bars or other establishments that serve alcohol. While rules of possession state that a gun must be unloaded, a gun owner could easily carry or obtain ammunition at any time. Bars are often the scene of violent acts spurred by alcohol (such as fights), and allowing people to bring guns into such an establishment tempts violence. Similar to driving a vehicle, I do not believe that citizens should be allowed to carry guns while intoxicated (in any venue!).