First: any of y’all who said “THAT’S A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT! YOU CAN’T DO THAT!!” needs to just leave now, and go read about basic Constitutional rights.
Second: most of y’all aren’t from here. You don’t get it.
Our governor, just gave us a wonderful new bill to specifically allowed concealed carry into bars.
Most people realize that liquor and firearms don’t mix (because it’s already pretty clear that having liquor and fists don’t mix).
And our town is a very special town. And it is clearly and whole-ly a college town.
There are a lot more things going on here than “herp a derp but freedom! guns!”
The new bill has written into it a specific exception saying that bars and restaurants that serve beer and liquor can enact their own weapons ban, as long as they post a sign.
So now Backstreets: a special place because it is one of the most “town & gown” bars, has done that. Someone who cares about his customers, the citizens of his town, and the students at our great university. Maybe he doesn’t care for them in the way that YOU would but if you are going online to give terrible service reviews and you’ve never stepped foot in our state, let alone our town - you are a terrible dick.
And here is why. Yes SCOTUS has upheld the 2nd amendment right for citzens to own certain kinds of firearms.
But also, Backstreets’ owner has a first amendment right to free speech to criticize whoever he wants.
You too have a first amendment right to free speech to criticize how he did that.
But if your complaint is that the right to bear arms is in the constitution then you may as well be whistling dixie. That ain’t no persuasive argument. And if your complaint is in the form of going online to give him bad reviews and those reviews consist of how rude his sign was - you’re also being rude as shit. Don’t say the food is bad - you’ve never been here, son. And if you think the right to free speech means the right to be free from criticism of YOUR speech.. then, ugh, get outta here.
Anyway, a lot of people around here, gun owners included, have said they understand where his frustration is coming from (ust imagine trying to run a business filled with drunk and rowdy 20-somethings). He apologized for writing it like that. And for most of us, that’s that and we are moving on. But now the rest of the country is seeing the picture, and some, surprise surprise, are having terrible responses.