Firearms in bars, what to do
This hypothetical situation has come up at work, and I thought I would bring it up here to see what the general opinion is.
The bar I work at gets really crowded on football game days, too the point where moving through the crowd can become difficult, and usually when I'm moving through, if someone has their back to me ill put my hand either on their SOB, or at about the 4:00 a couple inches above their waist and ask politely for them to "make way."
If I was doing this and felt a firearm on the person, they would have to be removed from the premesis (it is illegal to have a firearm in Ohio in any establishment that serves any alcohol). We have police doing special duty for gamedays, but they stay outside of the street we have blocked off outside, and from where I usually work its a good 50 yards through the crowd, plus loud music etc ...
But, I wouldn't want to just leave the person, and they would certainly know that they had been made after I made contact with the weapon. But trying to take the weapon from them would introduce it into the crowd in someones hand, as well ad the fact that I know i would put up one ******* fight if anyone other than a cop tried to take my gun.
Thankfully this is just a hypothetical, and hasn't happened to me or any other employee at the bar yet, but stranger things have happened, and it never can hurt to at least have some sort of plan in your head. Just thought I'd see if anyone had any opinons on how they would resolve the matter of getting the firearm out of the establishment without getting anyone hurt/killed.
No, most of us don't have radios except for the one supervisor in each area, and its usually hard to figure out where the other guys are if they are down in the crowd, its much more of a "club" atmoshpere than bar, loud music, tighly packed crowd, ect... so yelling hands and waving for help isn't the most effective method either.