Allow concealed guns in restaurants

House Bill 89 brought about changes in the law of the great state of Georgia that will allow law-abiding citizens the ability to protect themselves against those not-so-law-abiding among us who mean to do us harm. The article reporting this event brought forth a concern that many restaurant owners have about allowing patrons with concealed carry permits to carry weapons in their establishments. Let me put their minds at ease.

Fortunately concealed-carry-permitted persons have a better record of holding their guns than many unruly drinkers have of holding their liquor. Perhaps we should have drinkers permitted and registered. At least then we would know who has a record of worthiness to allow them to drink in a restaurant.

I, for one, would find it a great comfort to know that my fellow restaurant patrons have proven themselves by past performance, capable of making good decisions about how much they should drink before turning the key in the ignition of that 4,000 or 5,000 SUVs. Accidental catastrophes caused by the misuse of such vehicles far outnumber any mishaps caused by the accidental discharge of firearms.

Larry Lynn, Evans

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