What media bias: Guns in Bars
Knoxville News Sentinel Editor Jack McElroy on why it’s OK to be the propaganda arm of the anti-gun crowd:
Because alcohol service was the critical factor addressed by the law, and because all bars were deliberately included in the bill, calling the law a “guns in bars” law is really a fairer description of the legislation than the “guns in restaurants” title its proponents put forth.
Odd. Since, just before that, you noted there is no definition of bars in the TN code. Seems pretty twisted to me. After all, bars is a difficult term to define since the law doesn’t spell it out. And establishments that serve alcohol is definitely a more accurate term and factually correct in nearly every case.
But that’s not the best part. This bit in the KNS a couple weeks ago makes it funny:
A proposal allowing off-duty law enforcement officers to carry their weapons in Tennessee establishments that serve alcohol has been signed by the governor.
Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen signed the measure late last week and it takes effect immediately.
Supporters of the law say it’s necessary to make sure law enforcement officers receive the same privileges as handgun permit holders under another new law that takes effect Tuesday. Under the measure, handguns can be carried in bars and in restaurants that serve alcohol.
Note in this article it’s not until handgun carry permit holders are introduced that establishments that serve alcohol mysteriously become bars.
When it’s for police they refer to establishments that serve alcohol. When it’s for handgun carry permit holders, they’re bars.
Nope. No bias here.