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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Scenes from a New America (it's good)

Among the topics Andrew & I covered at the 'meetup' was guns & personal protection. Seems we both had to disarm before entering Zips' Cafe in Mt. Lookout b/c Zip's sells beer, and currently, in Ohio, it's a felony to carry a weapon, whether you're licensed or not, into an establishment that sells alcohol for on-premise consumption. This may change. See below.

Coincidentally, I ran across this, from Instapundit (yes, I stole his title):

SCENES FROM A NEW AMERICA: So I dropped the girls off at a movie, and — since the Insta-wife was lunching with her mom — stopped at a Sonny’s Barbecue for lunch. A man — late 40s, big, with a wife and a daughter — came in with an empty holster on his belt. As he sat down at the booth next to mine, the manager came by and asked him if he’d left his gun in the car. Yes, said the man, who had a permit but thought he wasn’t allowed to carry in restaurants in Tennessee.. Well, they’ve changed the law, said the manager, and if you want to go get it that’s fine with us. It’s legal now, and I’m happy to have you carrying — if somebody tries to rob me, it’s two against one.

The man stepped outside and returned with a Springfield XD in the holster, chatted with the manager for a bit about guns, and then sat down and had lunch with his family.

Ohio House Bill 203, now in Public Safety & Homeland Security committees, amends
section 2923.121 of the Revised Code to allow a concealed carry licensee who is not consuming liquor and is not under the influence to carry a concealed handgun in a retail food establishment or food service operation with any class liquor permit issued for the location. 
I urge you to contact your district representatives and be sure they know where you stand on this issue. Just don't seem right to me that we forfeit the right to protect ourselves just b/c we want a burger at places like Zip's.

Here's the full text of House Bill 203. (Other legislation is also at Ohioans for Concealed Carry.)

A list of Representatives can be found by following the links at The Ohio House of Representatives

5 comments:

American Prepper said...

Congratulations on your first prepper meetup...Have to start somewhere. Look at Sturgis Motorcyle rally, they started with 19 participants...and have what now? I'm not sure how many were at this last rally but in 2005 it was 525,250. In 2000 their rally rivaled the population of the entire state of South Dakota....Keep up the good work we'll get there!

Marica said...

Hey, dude. I'm relocating not far from Sturgis!

Sturgis, MS, that is. THEY have a rally, too! It was this weekend. I do not think they are expecting 1/2 M. But I could be wrong.

More on this-- numbers-- later.

Anonymous said...

M; sorry I was not there for the meeting.
I consider Mt L. a 'fer peice for/on one of the two days I'm not a wage slave. Hope you/i/we can get something rolling before you head out to the promised land. N.side?? c57

Marica said...

Hey c57! You arrange it, we'll be there.

Pick a late afternoon / early evening AFTER the 23rd & BEFORE the 30th. (The week is no good on account of my daughter's upcoming wedding in NC.) And pick a place like... oh... I dunno... Northside Tavern (opens at 5pm). We'll go from there. If nothing else, we'll have a chance to meet! M

Anonymous said...

You also may want to look into and support HB 129 which would also give us some more options and ask your Reps to support it as well. That combined with HB 203 would make Ohio MUCH better!

Thanks,
Seth

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