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Guns in Bars - Tennessee Style

Posted on the 05 September 2011 by Mikeb302000
The Leaf Chronicle reports
Shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday, Clarksville Police were responding to a fight in progress at 801 Providence Boulevard when it suddenly turned into a shooting.
Officers saw muzzle blasts and heard the shots just as they arrived at the scene. The officers also saw men running toward a woodline near 711 Providence Boulevard.
Police found a 24-year-old man nearby who was incoherent and bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds to the legs. Officers administered first aid until medical help arrived.
What is so difficult about understanding that guns and alcohol don't mix? Are the gun rights advocates so blinded by their bias that they cannot distinguish between restrictions that make sense and those that don't?
It seems to me many of the arguments we have about gun rights vs. gun restrictions are completely lopsided. The gun control folks make a suggestion, back it up with either statistics or common sense and logic, and the gun rights folks oppose it before even considering its merits. For many of the pro-gun guys it's enough that we're even talking about their precious guns for them to become contentions.
Permission to bring guns in bars is a perfect example. Who in their right mind could possible think introducing guns into a drinking, and sometimes a fighting, environment would help matters. This is pure bias. This is pure fear of eventually losing something that really matters, as if restricting guns in bars is the first step towards god knows what abominable restrictions.
What's your opinion? Do you think these gun-rights guys are a bit too contentious and a bit too single-minded?
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