Although Ohio’s controversial guns in bars law — the piece of legislation that allows conceal-carry permit owners to wear their firearms in establishments that serve alcohol — has only been on the books for a couple weeks, already an Ohioan has been arrested for waving his piece around at the local watering hole while intoxicated.
Now, not surprisingly, both sides of the hot debate are looking at this pile of facts and claiming the arrest supports the argument they’ve been crowing the whole time.
The cuffs snapped the wrists of Chad O’Reilly last Wednesday. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, he was really acting like a top-notch asshole: around 2a.m., a wasted O’Reilly got into a confrontation with another patron at the H&H Tavern in Deer Park. The 25-year-old conceal carry permit holder went out to his car, came back with his .40 caliber Glock handgun, waved it at his Hispanic foil, dropped a racial slur, and announced: “I’m going to kill you.”