A doomed gun bill is making the rounds in the Ohio legislature. The first part would reduce the penalty for “inadvertently” carrying a firearms into a posted “gun-free” zone (a measure that Texas recently passed as part of its licensed open carry law). “This bill is just plain bizarre,” Jennifer Thorne, executive director of the Ohio Coalition against Gun Violence, told cincinnatti.com. “If people that are carrying hidden weapons, don’t they realize when they are stepping in a prohibited area? I don’t really buy that.”
What she really won’t buy: “Under the proposal, a business owner that prohibits concealed firearms could be liable if someone is injured [ED: shot? stabbed? attacked?] on their property. Thorne questioned why business owners rather than shooters should be liable if a gun goes off. She sees the proposal as a way of bullying business owners into allowing guns on their properties. ‘When did it become OK to blame victims of crime?’ she asked.”
Are you OK with a law that holds business liable for disarming their customers?