Re: Guns in bars | Letters to the Editor | Indy Week
Pin It

Re: Guns in bars 

Your article ["Appetite for destruction," Oct. 23] mixes facts with fiction and a sprinkling of uninformed opinions. I may not agree with certain opinions, but amongst my co-workers I am alone in my support for an independent, liberal-biased (where liberal usually means the unvarnished truth) paper.

Your seventh paragraph gets it right, that House Bill 937 prohibits a person carrying a firearm from drinking on-site. Thus anyone with a weapon, open carry or concealed, is not allowed by law to consume alcohol ... As a non-drinker myself, I accompany my family to local Chapel Hill restaurants, and my adult children and spouse are free to have a glass of wine or beer with their meal, as I never drink (actually due to a medical condition). However, the campaign to bar concealed weapons in Chapel Hill now eliminated any desire to frequent several great restaurants for dinners, Christmas parties or celebration meals with out-of-town visitors. Thanks for the listing of area restaurants that now ban all weapons; I hope that they read this and know they lost four customers in one family due to one sober Second Amendment-rights supporter.

I hope to never need to use my right to protect myself or my family, or even a total stranger in Chapel Hill who may be in harm's way, but I want that constitutional right upheld in my little town. As any holder of a concealed carry permit knows, we are the good guys. We are educated in the law, photographed, fingerprinted, our background investigated, with personal references required, pay huge fees to be approved, and are usually unseen, unheard. The little time I have for activism is to spot a merchant with a "no concealed weapons" sign. Then I simply place a weapon in its holster and walk in. An open carry weapon is not banned by a concealed weapons ban.

Warren J. Harding, Chapel Hill

Latest in Letters to the Editor

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Letters to the Editor

Twitter Activity


Thank you cleverweist1 and Cristel Gutshchenritter Orrand for the opportunity to stand up for what I believe in as a …

by half full on A Massive Scar (Letters to the Editor)

Mr Pollock makes some good points .
Noam Chomsky and Ron Paul have similar views on wars we have waged …

by CHHS Tiger on History you won't like either (Letters to the Editor)

Most Read

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation