The legislature is considering letting people with concealed weapons carry them into restaurants that serve liquor. How does this make us safer? Only the NRA knows I guess, because I sure don't understand it. Years ago, before concealed weapons were legal, I was the Director of the Alcohol Beverage Control Department. One thing we did was make sure that every place that had a liquor license displayed a card that said it was a felony to bring in a firearm to the establishment.
Now, with over 17,000 people carrying concealed handguns in New Mexico we will have to alter those signs to this. "Guns allowed only if ordering cheese burgers." I guess the cooks better be on their toes.
In the meantime it was reported that hundreds of concealed weapons carriers in the southern part of the state were improperly trained, or not trained at all by instructors who certified them. Are they still carrying? Who is paying to retrain them? Not the government I hope.
No, I am not anti gun. I have lots of them for sporting and defense. I just don't think concealed weapons in a movie theater is a good idea. If it was a good idea why do legislators not allow them in the capitol building in Santa Fe?