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May 23 2014

Gun-Free Restaurants Keep Drawing Armed Robbers

There is a price to be paid for putting self-righteous moonbattery ahead of common sense and the safety of customers. But restaurants keep paying it. From Durham, North Carolina:

Police are searching for three suspects involved in an armed robbery at Durham’s newly-opened barbecue restaurant, The Pit, at 321 W. Geer Street.

This was hardly unlikely to happen at The Pit. Check out the sign in the window, via An NC Gun Blog:

The-Pit

Meanwhile, at Jack in the Box,

You have to wonder if the CEO of Jack in the Box is kicking himself after making the decision to request all gun owners to leave their guns at home. It was not even 2 weeks ago that Jack in the Box essentially banned guns from their fast food joints, and now the third armed robbery has taken place since then.

It isn’t only employees who pay the price for these moronic signs that serve as magnets for armed robbers looking for sites of least resistance.

According to Click2Houston, 4 men put on gloves and masks before walking into a Houston Jack in the Box, robbing the restaurant at gunpoint. The armed crooks robbed both employees and customers who were eating at the fast food place.

Who would have thought that criminals would break the restaurant’s policy? But at least they did not have any law abiding gun owners to try and stop them and make their job more dangerous. These gun owners would have to either leave their guns at home or eat somewhere else.

For this to happen for the 3rd time in about 10 days has to make one wonder if armed criminals are just targeting Jack in the Box since they know law abiding citizens will not be armed there.

Yielding to pressure from anti–Second Amendment fanatics, Chipotle has now banned guns from their restaurants. Have at it, thieves. Law-abiding citizens concerned for their safety are advised to eat somewhere else.

Gun-free zone signs obviously alienate patriots and invite armed robbers. Apparently some restaurant owners feel that pandering to political correctness can generate enough business to make up for this.

Here’s an idea for them: Why not put a sign reading, “We Really Really Hate Donald Sterling” in the window instead? That would provide all the P.C. pandering with less of the downside.

On tips from Bodhisattva, Artfldgr, Dean D, and Ben S.



36 Responses to “Gun-Free Restaurants Keep Drawing Armed Robbers”

  1. Appalled By The World says:

    The criminals are proving to be far smarter than some of these eatery owners. I know if I made robbery my career I sure as hell would target any place stupid enough to put a “no guns allowed” sign in their window.

  2. Appalled By The World says:

    The criminals are proving to be far smarter than some of these eatery owners. I know if I made robbery my career I sure as hell would target any place stupid enough to put a “no guns allowed” sign in their window.

  3. dan says:

    I don’t need an Abrahms Tank to go through a drive through…or an AR to get a taco or burger…but I ignore the signs that ignore my unalienable rights.
    I avoid Fed strongholds (courts and such) and cop-shops on general principle…
    and because checkpoints just piss me off.

  4. dan says:

    I don’t need an Abrahms Tank to go through a drive through…or an AR to get a taco or burger…but I ignore the signs that ignore my unalienable rights.
    I avoid Fed strongholds (courts and such) and cop-shops on general principle…
    and because checkpoints just piss me off.

  5. whotothewhat says:

    Do these restaurants or coffee shops have a metal detector or someone frisking at the door? If I have a well concealed firearm then I will always have it with me If I would go into these places.

    If I need to use my gun I will and the business can be damned.

  6. whotothewhat says:

    Do these restaurants or coffee shops have a metal detector or someone frisking at the door? If I have a well concealed firearm then I will always have it with me If I would go into these places.

    If I need to use my gun I will and the business can be damned.

  7. TED says:

    At least they LET YOU KNOW not to eat there, hell thay might be serving flesh according to EHRLICH.

  8. TED says:

    At least they LET YOU KNOW where not to eat there, hell thay might be serving flesh according to EHRLICH.

  9. Cameraman says:

    From another Web Site they listed the Manager as a Mr Hatem. when his name should be Mr Letem… Talk about asshats!!!

  10. Cameraman says:

    From another Web Site they listed the Manager as a Mr Hatem. when his name should be Mr Letem… Talk about asshats!!!

  11. TED says:

    http://i61.tinypic.com/33lmkap.jpg
    So does my wife only they are .50 AE.

  12. TED says:

    http://i61.tinypic.com/33lmkap.jpg
    My wife has a set of these only they are .50 AE.

  13. KHarn says:

    How about a sign that says:
    “Don’t bring your weapons in here;
    We have enough guns already.”

  14. KHarn says:

    How about a sign that says:
    “Don’t bring your weapons in here;
    We have enough guns already.”

  15. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    To be fair, Jack in the Box and Starbucks did not ban firearms. They simply said they would prefer it if their customers did not bring in guns. No JITB in my area, so I don’t know if they actually post signs. Regardless, in most states, signs don’t carry force of law. So, if your gun is concealed, who really cares? Even if you have a handgun openly carried in a holster, I doubt most people would make a scene. I’m willing to bet that JITB/Starbucks don’t really give a damn as long as your money is good.

    These not-really-bans shouldn’t be an inconvenience in the short term. The real goal that Moms Who Demand Hot Action With Illegal Mayors have in mind is a shift in public perception. Their game is to brainwash the public into being horrified by the very idea of people around them being armed.

    Meanwhile, somehow it’s perfectly OK for the police to gear up like they were about to invade a foreign country. Even though, as it stands, one is 5 times more likely to be murdered by an off duty cop than a regular citizen with a concealed carry permit.

  16. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    To be fair, Jack in the Box, Starbucks, and Chipotle did not ban firearms. They simply said they would prefer it if their customers did not bring in guns. No JITB in my area, so I don’t know if they actually post signs. Regardless, in most states, signs don’t carry force of law. So, if your gun is concealed, who really cares? Even if you have a handgun openly carried in a holster, I doubt most people would make a scene. I’m willing to bet that JITB/Starbucks don’t really give a damn as long as your money is good.

    These not-really-bans shouldn’t be an inconvenience in the short term. The real goal that Moms Who Demand Action With Illegal Mayors have in mind is a shift in public perception. Their game is to brainwash the public into being horrified by the very idea of people around them being armed.

    Meanwhile, somehow it’s perfectly OK for the police to gear up like they were about to invade a foreign country. Even though, as it stands, one is 5 times more likely to be murdered by an off duty cop than a regular citizen with a concealed carry permit.

  17. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    How about:

    “Leave your guns at home unless you bring enough to share.”

  18. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    How about:

    “Leave your guns at home unless you bring enough to share.”

  19. Bill T says:

    New York Lawmakers Complain Alabama’s Remington Win Due in Part to ‘Gun-Friendly’ Political Climate
    http://whnt.com/2014/05/20/new-york-lawmakers-complain-alabamas-remington-gain-due-in-part-to-gun-friendly-political-climate/

  20. Bill T says:

    New York Lawmakers Complain Alabama’s Remington Win Due in Part to ‘Gun-Friendly’ Political Climate
    http://whnt.com/2014/05/20/new-york-lawmakers-complain-alabamas-remington-gain-due-in-part-to-gun-friendly-political-climate/

  21. TED says:

    “You have to wonder if the CEO of Jack in the Box is kicking himself after making the decision to request all gun owners to leave their guns at home.” THAT would assume the CEO were smart enough to realize his mistake, BUT HIS decision to do that in the first place proves THAT CAN’T be true!

  22. TED says:

    “You have to wonder if the CEO of Jack in the Box is kicking himself after making the decision to request all gun owners to leave their guns at home.” THAT would assume the CEO were smart enough to realize his mistake, BUT HIS decision to do that in the first place proves THAT CAN’T be true!

  23. Press Watchusa says:

    CLASSIC – I LOVE IT!

  24. Press Watchusa says:

    CLASSIC – I LOVE IT!

  25. Jester says:

    Ah, the sweet Schadenfreude of Progressive Ouroboros 🙂

  26. Jester says:

    Ah, the sweet Schadenfreude of Progressive Ouroboros 🙂

  27. Fiberal says:

    Eating at a Chipolte must be like eating dinner at Paul Ehrlich’s house.

    But now since Chipolte has decided to make their customers a target, there are two reasons not to eat their swill.

    Let’s sit back and watch the stock price.

  28. Fiberal says:

    Eating at a Chipolte must be like eating dinner at Paul Ehrlich’s house.

    But now since Chipolte has decided to make their customers a target, there are two reasons not to eat their swill.

    Let’s sit back and watch the stock price.

  29. TED says:

    NO CLAUSE…

  30. TED says:

    NO CLAUSE…

  31. depwavid says:

    It’s the poor workers I feel for; as a customer, I don’t have to patronize the gun-free dump, but the employees have to have money to keep up the payments on life, and Obozo has so screwed the economy that many can’t afford to tell their boss to ‘Take this job and Shove It!’

    So many corporations seem to have incorporated control freakery into their corporate culture. I remember a prominent c-store chain and an equally prominent pizza franchise that both fired employees who shot robbers. Last I heard, the pizza company reversed course on that policy, but the c-store chain did not.

    Unless you’re a moonbat with a good sinecure or lots of gov’t bennies, you have to work to live, as it has been since Adam & Eve with that unfortunate fruit incident. Not to be allowed the means of defense at work is a violation of human rights. (Perhaps it continues because too many power-head bosses know that stupid and oppressive workplace policies don’t stand a chance when your employees can put in a .45-caliber veto?) I’m glad I’m retired and don’t have to deal with ‘gun-free workplace’ rules anymore.

  32. Depwavid says:

    It’s the poor workers I feel for; as a customer, I don’t have to patronize the gun-free dump, but the employees have to have money to keep up the payments on life, and Obozo has so screwed the economy that many can’t afford to tell their boss to ‘Take this job and Shove It!’

    So many corporations seem to have incorporated control freakery into their corporate culture. I remember a prominent c-store chain and an equally prominent pizza franchise that both fired employees who shot robbers. Last I heard, the pizza company reversed course on that policy, but the c-store chain did not.

    Unless you’re a moonbat with a good sinecure or lots of gov’t bennies, you have to work to live, as it has been since Adam & Eve with that unfortunate fruit incident. Not to be allowed the means of defense at work is a violation of human rights. (Perhaps it continues because too many power-head bosses know that stupid and oppressive workplace policies don’t stand a chance when your employees can put in a .45-caliber veto?) I’m glad I’m retired and don’t have to deal with ‘gun-free workplace’ rules anymore.


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