12 June 2016

By The Way

Something I've yet to see mentioned about the recent Orlando shooting event.

In Florida, bars are gun free zones.  While prudently attempting to keep guns and alcohol separated, they also banned conceal carry to the sober.

According to FL Statute 790.06 (12) (a) A license issued under this section does not authorize any person to openly carry a handgun or carry a concealed weapon or firearm into: (12) Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such purpose;

 It just underscores, if you cannot carry there, don't go there!


  1. So stupid. Thankfully not an issue in Mass....but let's face it, I'm a cheap bastard and am quite a competent bartender so if I want a drink I mix my own.

    And if you're the persuasion that drink their whiskey neat, or prefer a glass of wine or beer, the bar is doing NOTHING but take your money.

    God I hated tending bar when people just wanted beer, wine, or 1-and-1 drinks (ie Gin and Tonic, Rum and Coke, or Vodka Cranberry etc) SO boring pouring that shit.

    You can do that in your own home for a tenth of the price. Miss the social atmosphere, call up your friends!

    1. Also, you'll never get a DUI stumbling from your kitchen to your bedroom!

  2. The same thing is true to only a slightly lesser extent here in Texas... Here an establishment is required to post what is called the "red" sign a.k.a. "51%" sign if the TABC determines that 51% or more of their gross revenue is from sales of alcohol for on premises consumption. Restaurants that don't meet that mark are required to post the "blue" sign.

    Anyway... we over here are hopeful that in the next legislative session that all the signs including 51%, 30.06 (no concealed carry) and 30.07 (no open carry) will be eliminated.

    Orlando shows that bars should not be "Designated Victim Areas".


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