Pro Gun Group Cites Kent Shops Welcoming, Opposed to Firearms

NEO Carry recently held an open-carry gun demonstration in downtown Kent

NEO Carry, a recently established pro-gun group in Northeast Ohio, is advising members and other Ohio residents who carry guns what businesses they can and cannot carry their weapons into.

The group, which recently held an open-carry demonstration in downtown Kent, has listed dozens of businesses — including many Kent shops — on its website advising which allow people to carry guns on their premises and those that prohibit firearms.

Here are the Kent businesses flagged by NEO Carry as either prohibiting firearms or welcoming people who carry openly or have concealed carry weapon permits:

Does Not Openly Prohibit Firearms on Premises Prohibits Firearms Buffalo Wild Wings Cajun Dave's City Service Towing Dominicks Enterprise Rent-A-Car Kent Plaza Movie Theater Evergreen Buffet Mugs Franklin Square Deli Water Street Tavern Henry Wahner's Mike's Place Off the Wagon PC Surgeons Ray's Place Taco Tonto's Pita Pit Starbucks

According to NEO Carry, businesses listed as "gun friendly" on their website were identified as such because there are no "Guns Prohibited" signs posted and no problems have been reported for carrying there by NEO Carry members.

Establishments listed as not gun friendly by NEO Carry were identified for either posting signs prohibiting firearms or because members were asked to leave, according to the group's website.

To see NEO Carry's full list of businesses in Northeast Ohio visit the group's website.

David de la Fuente January 14, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Ted M January 15, 2013 at 12:07 AM
I never shop at a place that prevents firearms. Makes me an easy target. Seem mass shootings only happen where you CANT carry a firearm. I am not the only person who feels this way
Ted M January 15, 2013 at 12:08 AM
I agree Kit. The Patch needs to clarify its wording on this. My orginal take was that these places encouraged firearms
Elspeth January 15, 2013 at 12:55 AM
Concealed carry firearms have been legal in class D establishments for quite some time now, and we have not seen the rivers of blood predicted by anti-gunners. Drinking while carrying can cost you your permit, and those who have gone through the time and expense to get one are not likely to risk losing it for a beer - which they can get quite comfortably in their own home.
William Bergmann January 16, 2013 at 05:23 PM
Not in downtown Kent, no. How about downtown Akron or Cleveland? I don' have a gun or a CC permit, but I fully support gun rights. The stats on CC permit holders show them to commit gun crime at lower rates than law enforcement officers or thegeneral public, so I have no problem respecting their right to carry a gun.


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