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A bill allowing concealed guns to be carried into establishments where alcohol is served has moved toward a vote in the Ohio Senate.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the measure Tuesday on a 7-2 vote, despite testimony from law enforcement officials opposed to the law.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that John Gilchrist of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police told the committee: “Alcohol and guns do not mix.”

But Ken Hanson of the Buckeye Firearms Association dismissed that claim as “an emotional red herring with a side of wild goose.”

Under the legislation, people bearing a concealed firearm inside a bar or restaurant would be prohibited from drinking any alcohol.

A similar bill was passed by the Senate in the last legislative session but stalled in the Ohio House.

Source: The Associated Press

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