NRATV's Grant Stinchfield on the Thousand Oaks mass shooting: Californians are "sheep" because guns are prohibited in bars
Stinchfield: "I’m not going to carry a firearm if I think I am going to be inebriated but that’s not to say I can’t go sit in a bar, have a beer and watch a football game, and be OK to have my firearm"
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From the November 9 edition of NRATV’s Stinchfield:
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GRANT STINCHFIELD (NRATV HOST): The bottom line is once again, this was a bar, it was a gun-free zone. Now a lot of states, including Texas, has a law that if it’s a bar, more than 50 percent alcohol sales, you can’t carry firearms in there. You can debate the merits of that or not. I do believe that I have individual responsibility for myself and I’m not going to carry a firearm if I think I am going to be inebriated but that’s not to say I can’t go sit in a bar, have a beer and watch a football game, and be OK to have my firearm.
CAM EDWARDS (NRATV HOST): Listen, we’ve got designated drivers in the country, I don’t know why we can’t have designated carriers. I enjoy a drink as well, but if I’m out with my family and I’m at a restaurant -- here in Virginia we’ve got a similar law -- actually we -- now you can carry in restaurants. We don’t have bars in Virginia, so you’ve got restaurants that serve alcohol, and we changed our law a few years ago. It used to be that you couldn’t carry in restaurants that serve alcohol, now you can. So you know, quite often if I’m the one driving my family out to dinner, I know I’m not drinking, so yeah, I can legally carry and I’m going to be fine with that. I think we need to have these discussions. Look, and I’m happy to have that discussion right alongside the discussion of, we need to ban these guns, we need to ban these magazines, we need this and that and the other gun laws. Let’s also talk though, as you say, about allowing people to protect themselves, when, right now, they’re utterly defenseless.
STINCHFIELD: And that's what's happened in California. The laws there have turned people into sheep. They are defenseless. They've disarmed everyone.