“Alcohol is a depressant and can be mood-altering,” said Elizabeth Lessner, owner of five local bars and restaurants. “We’ve seen people get agitated, which can cause aggression. We see so many bar fights — adding a gun to it is going to make everything worse.”
That’s why Lessner plans to post the “No guns allowed” sign at every one of her locations.
“I’ve never seen a case that warranted the use of a gun in the bar and we, in this city, are fortunate enough to have a really great police force that will be there in seconds,” she said. “We want to look to them for protection.”