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The backlash against the legislature's kowtow to the gun lobby and the HCP nuts is alive and well in the home of the blues.
The Beale Street Merchant's Association and Beale management group, Performa Entertainment, will screen patrons for firearms, according to the AP
. It would seem that the owners of these venerable establishments think pistol-wielding patrons aren't good for business. Or health. Or for safety.
And can you really blame them? Perhaps, in the daydreams of guns-in-bars advocates, they see themselves gallantly pulling a pistol in time to foil a robbery or murder when, in reality, it ain't like the movies. This stuff happens suddenly, and some yahoo with a concealed carry permit and the scant, requisite training, will only endanger themselves and others.
We applaud you, Beale Street. Thankfully, not everyone buys into the idea that going strapped is the only way to live.