‘No noticeable difference’

Guns in bars cause no problems, local law officials say they have seen no real issues

Shockingly, there haven’t been dozens of drunken shoot-outs between Ohio bar-goers since the state began allowing those with concealed carry permits to carry guns into places where alcohol is served.

“We haven’t had any problems yet,” said Huron County sheriff’s Lt. Theresa Shean. “What I am truly finding is that people who come in for permits are responsible people, and they are very concerned in carrying out their rights in a responsible way.

“The people that should not have weapons, we’re not going to see those people come in and apply for a permit,” she said.

Note that she didn’t say “People that should not have weapons are not going to carry them.” She just said that they wouldn’t apply for a permit to carry them.