Because nothing goes better than guns and crowded places, Ohio’s Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill on Thursday that will allow gun owners to carry concealed firearms into bars and other places where alcohol is served.
Reuters reports that gun owners will now be permitted to carry concealed handguns into licensed establishments, including shopping malls and sporting venues. The law prohibits gun owners from consuming alcohol or being intoxicated when they carry their weapons into bars. This is probably a good idea.
Businesses retain the right to ban concealed weapons if they choose. The Cincinnati Bengals have indicated that they will prohibit spectators from bringing firearms to the stadium, which is also probably a good idea given how depressed Bengals fans normally get right around the second week of the regular season.
The law also permits gun owners with concealed carry licenses to transport loaded handguns in motor vehicles without securing them.
Meanwhile, a law allowing Wyomingites to carry concealed firearms without a permit goes into effect Friday, the Billings Gazette reports.
Wyoming state joins Alaska, Arizona, and Vermont in allowing citizens to carry concealed handguns without undergoing background checks or firearms training, according to the Gazette.