The Mercantile Saloon in midtown Sacramento has started using wand metal detectors as they beef up security in light of the deadly New Year’s Eve shooting at an Old Sacramento bar.
Management at the “Merc” maintain that nothing like that has happened at their bar, but that the metal detectors are just a precautionary measure.
Some patrons FOX40 spoke with Wednesday evening didn’t mind the wands, saying they’d rather deal with a minor inconvenience in order to be safer.
“It’s invasive. This is a bar, not an airport,” one man said.