Once again, there’s a big kerfuffle about a law liberating Americans from restrictions on their natural, civil and constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. The media milks the mindless misegos from the gun control extremists opposing the suggested change. The streets will run red with the blood of innocents! It’ll be the Wild West all over again! The change goes through. Nothing happens. Here’s greenvilleonline.com’s summary of South Carolina’s “guns in bars” legislative aftermath . . .
Restaurant owners and law enforcement officials say no problems have arisen from the new concealed-weapon law that allows permit holders to carry guns in restaurants that serve alcohol. Anti-gun advocates say the size of the sign is an issue.
Yup, you read that right. The antis’ are bitching about the official sign that allows private establishments to ban legal concealed carriers from their premises.
State law enforcement and restaurant officials say they know of no problems since the law went into effect seven months ago. The law allows permit holders to take guns into places that serve alcohol but allows businesses to prohibit guns and doesn’t allow permit holders to consume alcohol.
Erin Dando, leader of the South Carolina Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a gun reform group, said more businesses would prohibit guns but the new law requires the signs banning guns be 8 by 12 inches with 1-inch lettering.
“Frankly, the size requirement is alarming for business owners and it’s prevented some from putting them up,” she said. She said one business that has posted a sign has heard negative feedback from members of a gun rights organization.
See? Size does matter. While it’s important to concentrate on the big battles for firearms freedom (e.g., licensing restrictions in CA, NJ, etc.), these seemingly small fights for gun rights are just as important. The more the antis’ anti-gun agitprop is revealed as a tissue of lies, the easier it is for pro-gun side to blow them off. So to speak.