And it's about time.
NC House passes bill to allow concealed weapons in parks, bars
And before the whiners show up, let's note that it's already illegal in North Carolina for a concealed carry permit holder to carry with any alcohol in their system--whether it came from a bar or their own refrigerator. Shut up and snivel elsewhere. You local watering hole isn't going to turn into Dodge City on a Saturday night. They haven't in Virginia, they haven't in Tennessee and they won't here. We hear this same garbage every time a truly common sense gun law is passed, and the blood still stubbornly refuses to run in the streets.
I'm past being over the anti-freedomites asserting that guns somehow magically cause crime (and yes, they do so in the article). In return, allow me to trot out an equally stupid saying--"Spoons cause people to get fat." Inanimate objects have no effect--good or bad--on people. You are going to just have to face the ugly truth that there really are bad people out there. No matter how many choruses of Kumbaya you sing, they aren't going away.
Or let me put it this way for the bartender chick--"When seconds count, the police are only minutes away." I can't speak for her, but I'd rather not wait for help.
I'm also past being over assertions that permit holders will just drink anyway (yep, that's in there too). Overall, concealed carry permitees are one of the most law-abiding groups in the United States (and that's just one example of that fact). I somehow just don't think this is going to be a problem.
Onward to the Senate!