A Tea Party Republican intends to introduce a bill that would place civil liability on businesses that ban lawful guns in the event of a patron getting hurt.
The measure, to be introduced in the coming session, would encourage publicly accessible businesses to drop current gun free zones out of fear of potential lawsuits arising after an incident, in effect, declaring one at their own risk and assuming custodial responsibility for their patrons.
“Hall’s proposal effectively would use the threat of liability to coerce businesses into allowing guns,” read the op-ed
in part. “Shouldn’t the rights of businesses to restrict weapons matter too? Why should a business also be blamed when someone else actually injured customers and created mayhem?"