It wasn’t very long ago that University
of Cincinnati students started a mostly justified riot in Clifton
Heights — it was Cinco de Mayo and a frat boy locked his keys inside his
car while it was running (“Smash it! Fuck the police!”). Penn State
University students today took to the streets in defense of something
even more ridiculous: their school’s football coach getting fired.
Those of us who regularly witness these scenes were not surprised
that it took only two weeks for Ohio to arrest its first legally armed
bar patron for threatening to kill someone. Supporters of the new guns-in-bars law say it worked as intended and
that once the gun-wielding public hears one of its brothers is in jail
for five years the rest will learn to control themselves when someone
plays Dave Matthews Band on the jukebox five times in a row.