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No firearms policy at Toby Keith restaurant draws ire of gun rights advocates
FoxNews.com ^ | 12-29-2013 | Fox News

Posted on 12/29/2013 12:54:54 PM PST by servo1969

A policy at a new restaurant owned by country music star Toby Keith has some gun owners singing the blues.

According to WTTG Fox 5, Keith's new restaurant in Woodbridge, Va., displays a sign on the front door that reads, "NO GUNS PERMITTED."

Virginia is a gun-friendly state, the station reports, and citizens are allowed to openly carry a weapon into a bar or restaurant, as long as it's clearly visible. State law does, however, reportedly prohibit most citizens who are legally carrying a concealed weapon from consuming alcohol, but they are also allowed to go into a bar or restaurant.

Eatery owners are allowed to have a "no firearms" policy, which is the rule at Keith's restaurant.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; democrat; guncontrol; obamavoter; restaurant; tobykeith
Another business that apparently doesn't want money from gun permit holders.
1 posted on 12/29/2013 12:54:55 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

A sign isn’t going to stop me anyway. What they don’t know won’t hurt them.


2 posted on 12/29/2013 12:57:05 PM PST by circlecity
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To: servo1969

It’s their business. They have a right to run it anyway they please.


3 posted on 12/29/2013 1:00:11 PM PST by TomServo
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To: servo1969

The Luby’s (Cafeteria) massacre was a mass murder that took place on October 16, 1991, in Killeen, Texas, United States. George Hennard[1] (October 15, 1956 – October 16, 1991) crashed his pickup truck through the front window of a Luby’s Cafeteria, shot 50 people (killing 23), exchanged shots with responding police, and then hid in a bathroom and fatally shot himself.


4 posted on 12/29/2013 1:00:34 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: servo1969

A tempest in a teapot.


5 posted on 12/29/2013 1:03:06 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: chicagolady

Dr. Suzanna Gratia-Hupp Talks About the Luby’s Restaurant Massacre and an Armed Citizenry

http://www.mrctv.org/videos/dr-suzanna-gratia-hupp-talks-about-lubys-restaurant-massacre-and-armed-citizenry


6 posted on 12/29/2013 1:03:27 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Venturer

I agree - I was just in Toby Keith’s restaurant in Orange Beach, AL, a couple of months ago and didn’t see that sign at their entrance. BTW, the food was really good and the staff very friendly! The only problem I had was there was no gift shop so I could buy an “I Love This Bar” t-shirt...LOL


7 posted on 12/29/2013 1:16:12 PM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: servo1969

Evidently it’s NOT Toby Keith’s restaurant - he doesn’t own it .... there is a ‘no guns permitted’ sign on the door.

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/12/29/the-toby-keith-restaurant-no-guns-policy-non-story/


8 posted on 12/29/2013 1:17:43 PM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: servo1969
what do you expect from a RAT???
9 posted on 12/29/2013 1:18:00 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: TomServo
It’s their business. They have a right to run it anyway they please.

And people have the right to stay away in droves

10 posted on 12/29/2013 1:22:23 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

Exactly right.


11 posted on 12/29/2013 1:23:29 PM PST by TomServo
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To: circlecity
"A sign isn’t going to stop me anyway. What they don’t know won’t hurt them."

My philosophy exactly.(I didn't notice the sign...)

12 posted on 12/29/2013 1:27:37 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Chode

Toby Did support the fraud in the white hut twice. I have no use or appreciation for his type.


13 posted on 12/29/2013 1:34:00 PM PST by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: Vaquero

I wonder if the Dixie Chicks are welcome.


14 posted on 12/29/2013 1:34:25 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: circlecity

But it will hurt you if someone becomes aware of your weapon.


15 posted on 12/29/2013 1:39:31 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: chicagolady

IIRC, a women left her pistol/revolver in her car because they didn’t have a carry law at the time. The massacre was the main reason the passed one in TX.


16 posted on 12/29/2013 1:40:00 PM PST by matt04
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To: KoRn; circlecity

I don’t spend my money in businesses which don’t support my right to carry on their property.


17 posted on 12/29/2013 1:41:32 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Vaquero

Another stupid business, who could have just done nothing, but instead waded into politics and angered a good percentage of their potential customer base. Idiots.


18 posted on 12/29/2013 1:42:06 PM PST by Betty Jane
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To: 9422WMR

Many C&W stars are closet (or NOT in the closet) Libs.

Love your music Willie.....but not yer political stench.


19 posted on 12/29/2013 1:42:14 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: driftdiver
"But it will hurt you if someone becomes aware of your weapon."

It would only result in me being asked to leave which I would. I will never happen anyway because the way someone will become "aware" of my weapon is once it's too late for them to do anything about it.

20 posted on 12/29/2013 1:42:51 PM PST by circlecity
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To: servo1969

I don’t listen to modern “rockified” and “Hip Hopped” Pop Country and I avoid chain restaurants like the plaque. Give me old fashioned Country and Bluegrass and a local mom and pop eatery any day.


21 posted on 12/29/2013 1:48:42 PM PST by JohnKinAK
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To: 9422WMR

I wasn’t aware of that until recently. I’m going to miss the music. Oh well, principles are principles and I won’t sacrifice them for anyone.


22 posted on 12/29/2013 1:53:48 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: servo1969

Any and all pro-US Constitution Americans should never step foot through the door and take the time to let them/him know why.


23 posted on 12/29/2013 1:56:26 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: servo1969

Yep. It’s his place. He can make the rules. Don’t spend money there, and let him know why.


24 posted on 12/29/2013 1:58:55 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: JohnKinAK

Same here pretty much.


25 posted on 12/29/2013 1:59:43 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: 9422WMR
100%
26 posted on 12/29/2013 2:03:23 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: servo1969

I live in Woodbridge. For those unfamiliar with these parts, seeing people open carry isn’t that unusual. The first one I saw after I moved here was in Safeway- I came around the corner and there’s this big dude with a Gadsden flag t-shirt and a weapon in a holster. I remember thinking that that was a very positive sign. :-)


27 posted on 12/29/2013 2:16:55 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: chicagolady

I never heard of this incident until just now, when you told us. I appreciate the info. At least here, the perpetrator offed himself, not like the Jihad-Marine now in a wheelchair, who killed 13 of his fellow Americans.


28 posted on 12/29/2013 2:34:18 PM PST by lee martell
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To: MissMagnolia

Thanks for the info.


29 posted on 12/29/2013 2:55:42 PM PST by servo1969
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To: circlecity

Actually you can be charged with armed criminal trespass, a felony. Depending on the state laws of course.


30 posted on 12/29/2013 2:58:28 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
"Actually you can be charged with armed criminal trespass, a felony."

Not in my State. And even in other states crim trespass must be done intentionally so the State would have to prove you didn't just "accidently" fail to notice the sign.

31 posted on 12/29/2013 3:00:53 PM PST by circlecity
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To: circlecity

In Florida they only have to show they have a sign.

Besides it is their property. They have a right to make the rules. Why would you insist on doing business with an anti-gun company?


32 posted on 12/29/2013 3:04:55 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
"Why would you insist on doing business with an anti-gun company?"

It would depend on what brought me there on that particular occasion. And walking through the door doesn't necessarily mean you're going to conduct any business.

33 posted on 12/29/2013 3:07:16 PM PST by circlecity
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To: servo1969

Update

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3106392/posts


34 posted on 12/29/2013 3:09:10 PM PST by servo1969
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To: lee martell

I have known about this wonderful law abiding lady for a long time. For women she is often held up as a prime example of why we need conceal and carry.

I am so glad she took a God-Awful tragedy and turned it around to help others and used her grief in a True American Spirit way.

May God help us all to be more like her, so we can save this great country.


35 posted on 12/29/2013 3:10:35 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: servo1969
Seems simple enough to me.

Be part of the free market. Spend your "eating out" money wherever you please.

Patronize the businesses that you wish to support, and tell 'em why you do.

Don't patronize the the businesses that you don't support, and tell 'em why you don't.

I have every right to wear jeans and a t-shirt, but I can't go into a "dress-code" restaurant that way. Okay, I won't spend my money there.

I have every right to carry a weapon in certain states, but I can't go into Toby's restaurant that way. Okay, I won't spend my money there.

Seems simple enough to me.

36 posted on 12/29/2013 3:11:28 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: VerySadAmerican
> I wonder if the Dixie Chicks are welcome.

Doubtful, given the long-running and bitter feud between Maines and Keith. Remember her T-shirt with "FUTK" on it? I imagine he does too, even though it calmed down in later years. He still refuses to say her name.

37 posted on 12/29/2013 3:34:11 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: servo1969

He doesn’t own the business.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3106392/posts


38 posted on 12/29/2013 3:34:27 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: circlecity

And walking through the door doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to conduct any business.

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You just wander in and then out of restaurants without eating often?


39 posted on 12/30/2013 9:28:33 AM PST by dmz
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To: dmz
"You just wander in and then out of restaurants without eating often?"

If I'm just there to meet a group of friends or perhaps watch a ball game or MMA fight with friends....yes.

40 posted on 12/30/2013 9:36:26 AM PST by circlecity
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