If you decide to not eat there at least let them know why in writing.I went to Westgate for dinner the other night, and saw signs posted on Margaritavile and the Yard House. Guess where I am not going anymore?
New law with guns in bars in effect this week
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09:50 PM Mountain Standard Time on Monday, September 28, 2009
Jared DIllingham / 3TV
PHOENIX – Guns in restaurants and bars is about to become a reality in Arizona after a 5-year battle.
September 28th, 2009
New guns in bars law to go in effect - azfamily.com's Jared Dillingham reports guns in restaurants and bars is about to become a reality.
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Chuy's in Phoenix is one place that will allow customers to carry guns but most of the restaurant owners 3TV talked to oppose the new law and are hanging signs in their windows.
Chris Osborn, with Cadillac Ranch, says, “Almost everyone I’ve talked to is sick to their stomachs." He and other restaurant owners have been fighting the guns-in-restaurants law for years. Osborn says, “Everyone's got a lot of fear that people are going to die under stupid circumstances."
He says all of the bars at Tempe Marketplace have put up “No-guns-allowed' signs. Allowing restaurant owners to choose whether to permit guns was part of a compromise that helped the bill pass this year. Osborn says, “It takes the heat off our back, but still that could create a very dangerous situation."
But at Chuy's restaurants, Manager Steve Burris says, “I think it just helps protect our community." He says criminals would not pay attention to a “No-guns-allowed' sign even if he did put it up and adds that gun owners he knows are responsible. “People who are responsible citizens are not going to misuse the law."
One other important part of the new law is if you are drinking alcohol you are not allowed to carry a gun. The law goes into effect on Wednesday.
According to this article Valley bars, eateries get ready for gun-toting patrons it would be a Class 3 misdemeanor.I am going to be visiting AZ next month. Does anyone know if ignoring the signs is a crime? In many states, it is only a crime if you ignore a request to leave.