Skip to comments.Denny’s anti-gun rift with police ends with apology
Posted on 01/04/2013 12:03:50 PM PST by SmileRight
On New Years Day, several on-duty plain clothes officers were dining at a Belleville, Ill. Dennys, when a customer complained to the manager that one of the officers was carrying a gun. The Dennys manager told the officer she would have to leave or put the gun in her car, as guns are not allowed on their premises.
Its absolutely a slap in the face I totally agree its completely disrespectful, Belleville Police Captain Don sax said in a KTVI Fox2 report. Ive never known anybody that didnt want a police officer present in an establishment in a business...
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“the safest place you could be.”... Unless you have a dog that he can shoot.
Not sure how I feel about this. It’s good Denny’s came around, but why should cops be treated better than I. Denny’s wouldn’t be apologizing to me if they booted me, and I ain’t never shot a dog in my life, or an unarmed citizen because “he made a threatening move toward his waistband.”
I hope the employee was put on the “Pull him over if he farts” list by the PD.
That was quick, Only took two posts to mention dog-shooting.
Strange reaction coming from the police in Illinois. They feel it’s a slap in their face even though they weren’t in uniform. However, I suspect they don’t support conceal weapon permits.
Quotes can get distorted, but doesn't this sound exactly like gangster speak?
And THAT'S the real question. Isn't it? The answer is, they shouldn't.
Gangster-speak is becoming the primary mode of communication in American today. Go to the Facebook page of almost anyone under 30. Odds are good that you’ll see a lot of it.
Think of how stupid it is to complain about an armed policeman having lunch in an eatery.
What would those same whiners say about an armed robber?;
Would they complain to the manager? To the robbers’ union? To the robber’s mommy?
How utterly stupid, puerile, idiotic and childish.
My bud is a police officer, and due to his work, he simply can’t speak what’s on his mind. The worst people hands down he’s come across, are these limp-wristed liberals.
and you wonder why people don’t like cops.
That’s because it’s very common and oh so de rigeur......
“Quotes can get distorted, but doesn’t this sound exactly like gangster speak? “
Technically only one since post 1 was the original.
But I quibble. Pardon me.
Welcome to the party, pal!
Now you know how John Q Gun-owner feels when exercising his Constitutional RIGHT to keep and bear arms in public.
Would’ve been quicker, but he was detained by the thread cops on reasonable suspicion grounds for, and I quote, “lookin kinda funny.”
For once the word "Disrespectful" is being used (and properly!) rather then, "They be dissing us y'all"
Now THAT was gangster speak.
HA! I considered saying that, but figured some wiseass would come along and point out that it was "Post number TWO" and I should be more attentive to detail.
Sometimes, it's just a lose-lose. Happy Friday!
If any Denny’s in Houston tried that crap, they would be out of business overnight.
If I owned a retail business that was open at 3 a.m. I would definitely cultivate the local cops.
I was an infantryman, USMC, 81-85, Beirut in 83, and I saw more danger than a donut-chomping GUN CONTROL LOVING cop ever did or will, and Denny’s would boot me and never apologize. EVER.
If the cop shoots the dog, Obama might show up for the buffet.
Bullhockey. Being a cop or fireman isn’t even in the top ten dangerous jobs in America.
They feel it’s a slap in their face because cops are generally haughty and entitled. No doubt were they on the scene when a non-cop customer complained about being denied service for carrying, they’d consider his haughtiness suspect and taze him in the testicles to be sure.
Yeah, I’m gettin’ a bit tired of that line... “put their lives on the line every day.” VERY dramatic, and all so that they can retire after 15 minutes on the job at 80% pay and benefits. Despite my service, I have never once uttered the words “put my life on the line every day.”
“Its good Dennys came around, but why should cops be treated better than I.
Well, let’s see - maybe it’s because they put their lives on the line every day “
I’ve looked at the numbers. They’re job is far less hazardous than others. Professional drivers for instance. Heck, I’m more likely to be killed in an auto accident than a cop is to be killed in the line of duty ...And another thing. I’ll respect those who earn my respect. I wonder how many cops walk up to a car they just pulled over for running 5 mph over and showed “respect” to the citizens who pay their salary, and their retirement?
They’d arrest the guy, keep the gun, and then drop the charges after it was explained to them (for the trillionth time) that carrying is legal. Oh, and they’d STILL keep the gun. My God! I will never forget the time a sow pig lectured me about my guns, and how I was unqualified to carry one. This was after a man armed with a carptet knife broke into my car in Alex’ VA, just months after I had gotten out of the USMC infantry, and this fat, ugly, sow had the nerve... Well, you get it.
“GUN CONTROL LOVING cop”
There aren’t that many of them around. The Chiefs have to tow the party line but the line guys generally are very supportive of 2nd Amendment issues.
‘Specially here in Texas....
They put their lives on the line Everest, yes, though less to protect and serve us but to harass, extort, and smother us with an anarchy of laws. I’ve come to the point with the “War” on Drugs and the Nanny State that cops don’t deserve respect. They’re never where you want them to be, often are where you don’t, and can’t even get stomping the bad guys for the heck of it right.
Used to be you owed authority figures of various kinds—parents, teachers, cops, politicians, judges (who are politicians, of course)—deference. We no longer live in a socially hierarchical society. Maybe that wasn’t ever right, and men in top hats didn’t deserve it when bootblacks called them “Governor.” Certainly we can’t go back now, at least until our supposed betters are replaced by a new generation. Because the ones there now don’t deserve deference. They don’t necessarily deserve spitting in their face, either, so go on a case by case basis.
Yeah, I know, pizza delivery guys lead the list. Gheeze, get a clue.
I don’t know why my computer made me say Everest, but whatever.
More Guns, Less Crime.
Last night riding the subway here in NYC there was a cop waiting by the door between the cars (its a ticketing offense to walk between the cars) just waiting. Hey why not walk through the train to the empty car with the possibly dead guy that stunk like he had been rotting for a week? No. His job is to fill ticket quota’s.
And yes. all the cars were filed with one exception.
I said almost the exact same thing on a thread earlier this week. That respect is no longer automatic.
“put it on the line...” Yeah, them donuts will kill ya.
When I was in the city, ALL!!!!!!!!!!!! the cops were gun control homos. That line about it only being the brass never rang true to me.
I will definitely admit, however, that ever since leaving the city, ALL the cop encounters I’ve had have been GREAT! Still, it only takes a few times being bullied by dumb, fat, non-shooting punks unfit to shine my shoes to leave an eternally bad taste in my mouth.
“Gangster-speak is becoming the primary mode of communication in American today. Go to the Facebook page of almost anyone under 30. Odds are good that youll see a lot of it.”
I’m 22 and I don’t speak like that nor do any of my friends. Of course, I’m pretty picky about my friends.
I was an LEO for many years and never once had a doughnut and all the guys I worked with were very adamant about average citizens having guns. You mistake the crap at the top assuming they speak for the line officers. Similar to being an 0311 and hating your ROE. Semper Fi.
You’d better get your Illinois regions straight. That’s southern Illinois they’re talking about, not Chicago. There are conservatives in this state, doncha know?
lol convenience store clerks have it more dangerous than cops.
Try carrying a firearm in Chicago and see how the rank and file police officers treat you.
What city was that? Sounds like a city I’d want to avoid.
Funny. I’ve never seen a legally mandated no gun sign in any Denny’s around here.
Dang, mine too..must be a bug or something