Friday, April 25, 2014

"No Guns" At Downtown Claddagh

     They're claiming "IMPD told us to do it."  I've asked IMPD, and I've asked the Claddagh manager who wrote to me if she can document this, and if she'd be available for an interview.

     Next move...?

     In the meantime, don't go there; tell your friends not to go there.  Use Twitter and Facebook.  My goodness, we couldn't want to pollute the place with firearms, would we?  No matter how peaceably carried, no matter how well-concealed.

     (A reminder to visitors: in Indiana, "No Guns" signs do not have the force of law other than at government buildings, schools and TSA travel checkpoints,* where they will be matched with metal detectors and/or searches.  On the other hand, if you are found to be carrying in a posted business, they can tell you to leave and you'd best comply, or be charged with trespass.  It's not comfortable.  Besides, why spend money with folks who don't want your kind around?)
* Dammit, "Travel Checkpoints."  In America.  "Papers, 'please,'" and the cold-eyed pat-down and luggage-pawing by uniformed officials was a hallmark of the bad guys, of oppression.  I think it still is.


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Scotty's Brewpub down the street is better anyway. (If you're up on 96th Street, that is.)

Windy Wilson said...
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Anonymous said...

I was out of town for the NRA convention, and was astonished when I was told that a sign saying "no guns" was posted at the Claddagh. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face...

I used to go to the claddagh often, used to go there to work on whichever book I was writing at the time, and am sad to say I will no longer be spending my money there.

Roberta X said...

Don't be in too big a hurry: they had taken the sign down by Sunday morning and probably earlier.

I think they had a few comments about their policy. Just a few. ;)