Perfect example of why guns and bars don't mix

newsroom@islandpacket.comApril 9, 2014 

The perfect argument against the new state law that allows concealed guns in bars was contained in a recent article about the Bluffton police officer assaulting a patron in a bar.

The officer was with a fellow officer, sharing a motel room, and reportedly shoved his personal gun into the neck of a patron during an argument, causing a minor wound.

The female officer, demonstrating her keen forensic skills, claimed not to have seen the weapon shoved into the patron's cheek.

If the concealed carry crowd had been present, and they had reacted as expected, the off-duty officer would need to be scraped from the floor.

So, we have fraternizing police officers, one carrying a concealed weapon, brandishing it and assaulting an unarmed patron. It doesn't get any better.

Phil Blue

Bluffton

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