Concealed carry goes wrong in Lenexa restaurant
The Longbranch Steakhouse* has great steaks, but most people go there for drinks and dinner, so you’ve got to question the concealed carry loophole that allows concealed carry in combination restaurants/ bars. After that you have to wonder at this nimrod who’s loosely carrying a pistol in his pocket with the safety off. Didn’t anyone learn anything from Plaxico Burress?
Kansas officials are reviewing the events surrounding a man’s accidental shooting of his wife last week at the Longbranch Steakhouse in Lenexa.
Police said the two were sitting across from each other in a booth about 8:15 p.m. Jan. 2 when the man reached into his front pants pocket and accidentally discharged a small pistol, striking his wife in the leg just above the knee. She was treated at a hospital and released.
The man had a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon, said Officer Dan Friesen of the Lenexa Police Department. But Kansas law does not allow people to carry concealed weapons if they are under the influence of alcohol. It is a Class A misdemeanor.
* a highly recommended stop for anyone visiting the KC area who wants casual drinks and great dining in a relaxed atmosphere.