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Nashville bar owners plan to ban guns, owners fearful of violence and liability

June 16th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a report by the Tennessean Doc Holliday's Saloon has a sign over the bar that says "Please Check Your Guns at the Door."  That used to be part of the decor, but now it signals a political stance.

Josh Green says his place is a quiet, mostly local haunt, but he has shut the bar down a couple of times when violence has heated up a few blocks down. He can't imagine ever willingly letting someone into his bar with a sidearm.

The 'check your gun' sign is in response to a law allowing permit holders to carry guns in places that serve liquor:

The law goes into effect on July 14.

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