BREAKING: Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to Sign Bill to Allow Guns in Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
The Louisiana legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill this week to allow carry permit holders to carry firearms into restaurants that serve alcohol.
The Washington Post has announced that the governor’s office indicated that the governor would sign the bill in short order.
Currently, over 40 states allow carry in alcohol serving food establishments. Most allow carry in restaurants where alcohol is served while many allow carry in bars outright.
The bill was argued along the typical party lines. From the Washington Post,
State Rep. Terry Landry (D), the former head of state police, warned that the bill did not do enough to discourage individuals from drinking while carrying. But State Rep. Joe Lopinto, a former sheriff’s deputy who sponsored the bill, argued that permit-holders are already banned from carrying when their blood alcohol content exceeds .05 percent.
“I don’t think you should be punished just because you’re walking into a restaurant that happens to serve alcohol. Something could happen there, or something can happen around the corner,” Lopinto said on the floor last month, according to the Times Picayune.
Be warned if you read the comments on the source article, it’s the typical blood in the streets propaganda that proceeds the passage of every carry expansion bill in the country. I guess no one else realizes in that in 80-90% of the country this is already legal.
It should also be noted that under Louisiana law, permit holders are breaking the law if they carry a firearm with a measurable BAC of 0.05.