Worrisome

More States Allowing Guns in Bars

It may sound like the Old West, but it’s happening today: Patrons in states like Tennessee are now welcome to bring loaded guns into bars and restaurants, the result of several new laws that take advantage of recent Supreme Court rulings expanding gun rights. Four states—Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia, and Virginia—have recently enacted such laws, with 18 states in total allowing guns in establishments that serve alcohol (provided the owner has a permit). Even more states don’t explicitly address the issue at all, leaving the question of bringing guns into bars in limbo.