This may sound like a silly question to some readers but a logical one to others: Why would anyone wish or need to carry their concealed gun into a bar or restaurant?
If I am reading the proposed law correctly, if I do this, I am not allowed to drink alcohol. So why would I go to a bar with a gun if I can't enjoy a beer? To my thinking, there seems something wrong here.
I also see that under the headline, "Gun carriers could receive leniency in airports" (The Island Packet, Feb. 17) that Georgia is considering allowing guns, this time not concealed of course, in airports. I assume this includes Savannah where the vast majority of Hilton Head passengers, including myself, both depart and arrive each day.
Again this seems a strange suggestion, as we have paid security personnel whose objective is to make sure that people do not do such things. The whole issue regarding guns and gun ownership seems to get more confusing every day.
May I add that before someone starts to call me a gun-hating liberal -- a term seen on this page from time to time -- let me make it quite clear that I have no objection to guns. I just don't want to worry about who is packing one as I try to enjoy my weekend beer.
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