Skip to comments.Armed Pizza Delivery
Posted on 02/04/2014 7:18:11 AM PST by marktwain
Pizza delivery people have a very dangerous job. I do not know that anyone has quantified how often they get in vehicle accidents, or how often they are held up, beat up, or killed by robbers, but it seems to be a regular occurrence. A little known fact is that the modern bullet resistant vest was invented because of a pizza delivery holdup that turned into a shootout. Richard Davis, who invented the Second Chance vest, and made a company and a fortune out of it, used to deliver pizzas. He carried a gun in a spare pizza box under the one that he was delivering. After the gun fight, he realized how vulnerable he was, and the modern bullet resistant vest was the result.
I track as many defensive gun uses (DGU) as I can find on the blog Gun Watch. It is not a comprehensive list, just those that come to my attention. In 2013, I recorded pizza DGUs in February, March, August, September, and October. These mostly involve serious wounding or worse, so it seems likely that the most common kind of scenario, where the robber sees the gun and runs off, does not make the papers or the Internet. I suspect that most of the time, it is not even reported.
Some pizza companies have "no gun" policies, but some are seeing the utility of defensive firearms and are supportive of their employees being able to defend their lives. From wishtv.com:
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) Bill Bruton spent Super Bowl Sunday delivering pizzas all over Indianapolis for Aunt Pollys Pizza. But when Bruton hits the road to make a delivery, hes carrying more than a pizza. Hes also carrying a gun.The trend is to allow employees, as much as any other human being, the right to defend their lives against the human and animal predators that would prey on them.
Ive got a lifetime permit and I carry, he said.
The manager at Aunt Pollys said their drivers have carried for years.
As long as they have gun permits, said manager Jeff White.
Not everyone allows their employees to carry weapons. But restaurants are reviewing their safety policies after two pizza delivery drivers were shot and killed in Indianapolis in two weeks.
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Link to Gun Watch
Trust me, if I get to a point I’m delivering pizza, my Glock will be prominently on display.
So now I guess the question is “How much ammo is a suitable tip for your pizza delivery guy”?
When you call the order in, they will inform you of the correct caliber. And please extra sauce on mine.
bump for later
I sure wish they operated in my part of the country—I’d order from them very often
Now there's a hell of an idea.
"$27.50...here you go. Say...what caliber you carrying son?"
"Nine mil, sir."
"Excellent. Would a tip of say...a box of twenty, 115 grain JHP be sufficient?"
"Yes sir! It would indeed."
No one has ever delivered an armed pizza to my home. Go figure.
“So now I guess the question is How much ammo is a suitable tip for your pizza delivery guy?”
If memory serves me right, the inventor of the Kevlar vest was a pizza delivery guy.