“Sure all the people will feel safe in the bar with no guns... But what about all the people outside the bar? They no you dont have one.’
The no guns in bars and taverns was a concession that people in Michigan had to make to end the 70 year prohibition on “shall issue” pistol permits. No CPL holder is happy with that restrictive law.
Carrying a concealed handgun comes with responsibilities. The major responsibility is not to be a danger to yourself and others.
Since several hundred thousand carry permits have been issued in the last 9 years, there has been an awakening in Michigan, even with the once anti CPL Governor Granholm, that the state hasn’t become the new wild west as the Bradys gleefully promised.
But, there is a difference in sipping some suds and getting totally wasted. There’s no reason not to be able to go into a bar and have a beer or two and have a sidearm tucked away. And, there’s no excuse in getting drunk enough not to have the reflexes, coordination, and good sense to safely handle a firearm you are carrying. A drunk person with a loaded gun is just as dangerous as a drunk driver is.
Its as dangerous to be drunk and handle a gun in your home as it is outside of your home.
I would say a drunk person with a loaded gun is just as dangerous as a drunk person with a car, or maybe in their car.