What do you think? Who has a more valid opinion on this issue, gun-rights people or bar people?Bill Jamison, owner of Froggy Blues Cafe in Monroe, said he believes in a person’s right to carry a firearm — just not inside establishments like his.
Jamison said he opposes a bill in the Ohio House that would allow concealed guns inside bars and restaurants.Simply put, he said, alcohol and guns “don’t go well together.”
“It would be a nightmare for us,” Jamison said referring to his business. “What happens when it’s (the gun) pulled?
“I’d lose all my business. All the people who come here, they won’t come to the bar ever again ... and I wouldn’t blame them.”
Elizabeth Allen has been a bartender for five years at Buck’s Sports Bar on Central Avenue in Middletown and can verify that when alcohol is involved and tempers flare, people can act violently. She said she’s seen her share of bar fights and even recalls a shootout not too far away from the bar a few years ago.
The bar doesn’t even use glass beer mugs — opting for plastic instead — because glass shards could be used as a weapon. So she doesn’t understand why anyone would want to allow guns to be brought into the mix.
“They took out smoking because they were afraid that would kill people and now they want to bring guns into a bar? What is up with that?” Allen said.
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