South Carolina: Concealed carry in Restaurants that serve alcohol and bars, ONLY two states will still ban guns in restaurants that serve alcohol

From The State newspaper (South Carolina):
Gov. Nikki Haley has signed a bill allowing people with concealed-weapon permits to bring their guns into restaurants and bars in South Carolina, if the businesses do not prohibit it. 
The law took effect with Haley's signature Tuesday. 
The Republican governor stresses it is illegal for people to drink alcohol while carrying a gun. Under the law, anyone caught would have the permit revoked for five years, plus face up to two years in prison and a $2,000 fine. 
Businesses can post a sign barring concealed weapons. . . .
North Carolina now allows concealed carry in restaurants serving alcohol and bars and in March Illinois will soon allow it also.  With South Carolina's new law, only two states will still have such a ban.  The map below doesn't show these changes.

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Blogger John Block said...

I think you better recheck Maryland - this state is so freedom adverse it makes me sick.

2/15/2014 5:26 PM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Dear John:
It is extremely difficult to get a permit in Maryland, but if you do get a permit you can carry it in places that serve alcohol.

2/16/2014 12:23 AM  
Blogger Chas said...

One should not have to choose between having a beer with dinner or forfeiting one's right to self-defense.
Two years in prison for eating dinner the wrong way? That's ridiculous! When did we become a nation that tolerates petty rule makers who would dictate how we are to eat our dinner?

2/16/2014 7:57 PM  

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