Regarding "Weapons laws create dilemma for businesses" (Page B1, Sunday), business columnist Chris Tomlinson makes a compelling case for not conducting business with a business that allows employees and/or customers to carry weapons in its establishment.
"Weapons expose all of us to the perils of accidents, domestic violence, suicide..." OMG! Now "weapons expose... perils..." And keyboards expose us to poor logic! Are you kidding me?
Yes, clearly I am exposed to the risk of domestic violence and suicide because someone I have never met might be legally carrying a concealed weapon at a Whataburger. Let's just ignore the fact that anyone with a history of domestic violence or mental issues like depression would not be able to legally carry there in the first place since they couldn't get an LTC, or buy a gun.
I'll grant him the (minute) risk of an accident. But bear in mind that I would have just subjected myself to the infinitely higher chance of accidental death / injury by walking across the parking lot to get in the front door.
I do sincerely hope that this guy follows through on his plan to not visit any business that allows employees or customers to carry weapons (his wording). Unfortunately, he will soon starve, because every restaurant and grocery store I know of allows LEO's to carry, and almost every one of them also allows weapons that are not handguns. But he will be extremely safe right up until he dies of starvation. Unless he is killed by someone committing suicide in the car next to his at a traffic light, of course.