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What could possibly go wrong? Ohio passes law allowing gun owners to carry guns in bars - 16th June 2011

Lawmakers in Ohio have voted to allow gun owners to carry guns in bars.

The state has ruled that it is acceptable for drinkers to conceal their weapons as they prop up bars.

The Ohio General Assembly passed the bill in a 55-38 vote despite opponents complaining that guns and alcohol would endanger public safety.

Also included in the controversial law is a change to the restrictions on how guns can be transported within the Midwest state.

The state Senate, which had already passed a similar bill, passed a concurring measure by a 25-7 vote.

Now if Republican Governor John Kasich agrees the measure, residents will be able to take concealed handguns into licensed establishments.

The ruling means that shoppers could take hidden weapons into shopping malls and sports stadiums.

Businesses do have an opt out and can ban concealed weapons on their premises for safety reasons.

But the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League, have already said they will not allow gun-toting fans to bring firearms into the stadium. Read More