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  •  Oh One Other Point (1+ / 0-)
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    pistolSO

    I have something of a liberation streak running through me. Now clearly as a property/business owner I shouldn't be able to not serve say a person of color or fire a person cause they are gay.

    But I do think if I own a bar and folks want to have a smoke, they should be able to. And if I don't want somebody to come into my place of business with a gun I ought to be able to do that.

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 01:30:46 PM PST

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    •  The issue with bars and smoking is (3+ / 0-)
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      that second-hand smoke is a proven health hazard and so there is an issue of balancing the rights of nonsmokers who want to avoid increasing their risk for heart disease against the rights of smokers.   My state(Massachusetts) has very strict regulations on bars that allow smoking(my understanding of this is a bit old so forgive me if I'm wrong) and so you basically are barred from smoking in a vast majority of bars and restaurants.

      Similarly if a bar has to ban smoking, it should be allowed to bar guns from being brought into the establishment.

      Washington and Colorado said that you've got to legalize it. Hope the DOJ respects that.

      by pistolSO on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 01:39:04 PM PST

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      •  Gosh I Am Going To Sound Like Rand Paul Here (5+ / 0-)

        but you know if smoking is allowed you don't have to walk in. Now I get there is another issue for the workers. Should they have to be around something that could harm them to have a job? That is harder to deal with.

        I just have a real issue with the government, outside of broad guidelines telling me as a property owner what I can or can't do with said property.

        When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

        by webranding on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 01:43:30 PM PST

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