Restaurant owners who are not allowing guns in their establishments should be applauded. I do not own a gun nor feel the need to.
Is Asheville that unsafe that people carry guns when they go out? Are they afraid they will be mugged on the way home? Why would they need a gun to protect themselves in a restaurant? Protect them from what? Other people with guns, that’s what!
Speaking for myself and probably lots of other people, I would feel safer dining in a place that does not allow guns. The owners know that alcohol and guns make a potentially deadly cocktail.
I admire the restaurant owners for standing up to the gun-toting population with their civilized decision to ban guns from their establishments.
— Gail Roberts