Correction – Gun law doesn’t apply to Pinewood
Another Decatur bar has weighed in on the debate about whether to allow patrons to carry guns. The Pinewood says it will not tell patrons to leave their guns at home. “Our policy is as long as you are not breaking the law we wouldn’t refuse service to someone but common sense says that guns and alcohol don’t mix well,” the restaurant said via email. “So we wouldn’t be super excited to have a room full of armed patrons in our restaurant while drinking whiskey.” The restaurant added, “We’re not going to officially have a policy beyond what the law requires – I think most of our customers will use common sense. We do however reserve the right to change our stance on that if it becomes a problem or people are creating an unsafe environment.” Decaturish reached out to several restaurants after the Thinking Man made a public announcement that guns would not be allowed. The announcement was in response to a new law in Georgia that eases restrictions on where gun owners can carry their weapons. The bill allows licensed gun owners to carry in more places, including bars and churches unless they are expressly prohibited. It has been dubbed the “Guns Everywhere” law by critics. The Kirkyard Public House in Kirkwood says it will not ban guns. The Square Pub says it will tell customers to leave their guns at home. The Marlay House says it hasn’t made a decision yet.