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    For reasons of personal safety (and a perceived sense of situational comfort) I'd like to know if the patron behind me is packin' heat. Dubious gun rights like concealed carry in a public business establishment should not trump my right to a sense of public safety.

    Where I was born and raised (Pennsylvania) even hunters had to separate the guns & ammo on route to or from a hunting trip by keeping the latter in the trunk and the former unloaded in the back seat while on a public thoroughfare.

    I know that it's kinda like comparing apples to oranges here but if a huge 2nd amendment state like PA makes certain concessions in the name of public safety and general peace of mind for non-hunters; then business establishments elsewhere in the country (even unenlightened "red" states could certainly allay the fears of patrons who aren't comfortable around loaded firearms while eating in a restaurant or having a drink with friends in a bar through a simple public notice on their door.

    That's really all I'm saying.

    "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." ~ Aldous Huxley

    by markthshark on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 07:58:05 AM PST

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