News, but not the serious kind
This gunman goes into a bar, see…
I’m not sure when our state lawmakers began competing to pass the most wacky weapons laws, but it’s getting pretty hard to keep up with them.
That brings us to Ohio, where the house of representatives has just approved laws that would give people more rights to carry concealed weapons, including one that allows folks to carry guns into bars.
Jeez, I hardly know where to begin. My feeling is, if you’re going into a bar where you think you might need a gun, maybe you should upgrade to a nicer bar. Or else just drink at work, like everybody else.
But here’s what really interests me. The Ohio bill prohibits the person carrying the gun from drinking alcohol at the same time.
So wait a minute. Here’s a law aimed at helping people who want to go to a bar that is so sleazy they need to take a gun, but they’re not supposed to drink when they get there?
I have to ask. Has Ohio gone one step beyond the designated driver, and created the designated shooter?
“Herb, the rest of us are gonna get hammered tonight. You just have a Mountain Dew and sit there with your .44 magnum to protect us, okay?
“Oh and Herb, if my boss comes here looking for me, you know what to do…”
Top: Patrons hug at a bar in Mingo Junction, Ohio April 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
Right: A model presents a swimwear during a fashion show in Budapest April 19, 2007. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh