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Buffalo Wild Wings Refuses Service For Police Officers Carrying Guns
Washington CBS local ^ | 3/28/13 | staff

Posted on 03/28/2013 12:32:59 PM PDT by Nachum

MANASSAS, Va. (CBSDC) — A server at Buffalo Wild Wings refused to serve Prince William County police officers because they had their guns displayed.

The Manassas Park Patch reports that the employee wouldn’t serve them despite the plain-clothes officers showing him their badges. The server reportedly told the officers that it was a gun-free establishment.

Scott Lupton, general manager of the Manassas Buffalo Wild Wings, apologized for what happened

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; buffalo; dopeydems; guncontrol; leo; princewilliamco; refuses; secondamendment; wild; wings; yesterday
Yes Ma'am, sorry about those robbers that held your Wild Wings franchise up. We would'a stopped them, but ya see, they had guns, and you don't want us around with ours...
1 posted on 03/28/2013 12:32:59 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Yeah, not exactly smart. Looks like I’ve watched my last sporting event at a BWW.


2 posted on 03/28/2013 12:33:53 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Nachum

What are they afraid of? Are there pet dogs at BWW?


3 posted on 03/28/2013 12:35:20 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Nachum

I’ve never eaten at a Buffalo Wild Wings. And I suppose I never will.


4 posted on 03/28/2013 12:36:09 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Nachum

I am so sick of this insanity ridden left.


5 posted on 03/28/2013 12:36:18 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Nachum

Part of me likes this. Kind of a sticking it to the man/equal protection thing. Part of me hates it: Oh those icky scary guns!


6 posted on 03/28/2013 12:37:36 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Nachum
The Manassas Park Patch reports that the employee wouldn’t serve them despite the plain-clothes officers showing him their badges.

HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH !!!

I bet the cops are PIZZED at being denied their double standard!

7 posted on 03/28/2013 12:39:25 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Nachum

Goose...gander...,fair is fair.


8 posted on 03/28/2013 12:40:20 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Youre not missing much. Overpriced and overrated.


9 posted on 03/28/2013 12:46:07 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: txrefugee

Again?
Didn’t this happen months ago at a Denny’s or something?


10 posted on 03/28/2013 12:46:16 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: All

Good server.

If it’s a policy for you and me then why not for the cops too?


11 posted on 03/28/2013 12:49:35 PM PDT by Tucsonican
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To: servo1969

Yes, it did. That was somewhere in Illinois if memory serves me correctly.


12 posted on 03/28/2013 12:52:18 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Nachum

Is that a company-wide policy, or is each franchise free to set its own rules?


13 posted on 03/28/2013 12:53:26 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Nachum
A couple of shots over the head of the employee and the cops could have the whole buffalo not just its wings.
14 posted on 03/28/2013 12:54:42 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Nachum

I am staging a personal boycott. Love their wings but wing joints are a dime a dozen.

That being said, if their business goes down the tubes, I hope all employees hold that waitress responsible and never let her forget when they lose their paycheck, insurance, cars, homes and standard of living.


15 posted on 03/28/2013 12:55:38 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: demshateGod

#6

Me too.

On the one hand, the guns aren’t going leap out and kill someone.

But on the other hand, it reminds me of the way firearm manufacturers are refusing to sell to state governments or agencies who deny their citizens their 2nd Amendment rights.

Still, I wouldn’t deliberately antagonize the police any more than I would deliberately antagonize a person who is preparing/serving my food. It’s just not a good idea.


16 posted on 03/28/2013 12:57:55 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Nachum

BWW sucks. JMHO


17 posted on 03/28/2013 1:01:09 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: Nachum

At least they are applying their asinine policy to Gov’t as well - in that regards, I’m glad they did it.


18 posted on 03/28/2013 1:01:44 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: JimRed

It sounds like it wasn’t even the individual store’s policy. (I mean the policy not to serve police for a firearm.) A server just knew that there was a “no guns” policy and didn’t understand that laws don’t apply to police.

A victim of public education shows the folly of the system on accident. I love it!


19 posted on 03/28/2013 1:03:26 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com)
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To: Nachum

at one time, we ran a large business property...
and we WELCOMED (even gave special deals to) policemen

the clients felt good having a few cops around the place...

it was good for business


20 posted on 03/28/2013 1:05:45 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Nachum
Ma'am, sorry about those robbers that held your Wild Wings franchise up. We would'a stopped them, but ya see, they had guns, and you don't want us around with ours...

LOL - good on Nachum...

21 posted on 03/28/2013 1:09:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: Nachum

The BWW in Fredericksburg Va has a sign on the door announcing that guns aren’t allowed inside.

Most likely, some young 17 year old hostess had to make a decision and made a poor one.


22 posted on 03/28/2013 1:15:40 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: cld51860

Buh bye indeed.


23 posted on 03/28/2013 1:16:21 PM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Nachum

The only time I’ve been in a BWW, since they first opened in my area, was to stick a “No guns == no money” card in their door.


24 posted on 03/28/2013 1:18:52 PM PDT by jdege
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To: Nachum

More years ago then I care to admit I worked at a local convenience store the local LEO’s would always stop in either right before or right after shift change for a soda and sandwich. One nigh a local thug decided to rob the place just as two of the regulars were pulling in. Worst timing ever. They caught him one yard over and he ended up spending the next 18 months in the gray bar motel. We loved seeing those guys come in at what ever hour they showed up guns and all.


25 posted on 03/28/2013 1:19:30 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Nachum

What became of the days when businesses offered LEOs free samples?


26 posted on 03/28/2013 1:20:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
It sounds like it wasn’t even the individual store’s policy. (I mean the policy not to serve police for a firearm.) A server just knew that there was a “no guns” policy and didn’t understand that laws don’t apply to police
Here in Minnesota, we have a posting provision, for businesses who want to exclude carry permit holders. Buffalo Wild Wings posted compliant signs the day the law passed, and has kept them up still. One of very few businesses to do so.
27 posted on 03/28/2013 1:21:52 PM PDT by jdege
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To: Nachum
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28 posted on 03/28/2013 1:24:55 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

I agree. I hate that place. They ask you “you want sauce?” Sure. “You want celery with that?” Sure. Then you get the bill to realize the sauce and the celery are like four bucks extra!


29 posted on 03/28/2013 1:28:51 PM PDT by MNDude (I survived the sequester!)
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To: Nachum

They have the best onion rings in the world.


30 posted on 03/28/2013 1:29:03 PM PDT by FoxPro
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To: Nachum

Nachum, If a law-abiding citizen can;t carry a firearm in there, neither should the cops.

Payback is a b****.


31 posted on 03/28/2013 1:32:28 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: Nachum

With all those loaded chicken fingers around there and someone is worried about 2 handguns.


32 posted on 03/28/2013 1:38:12 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: verga

I agree. No smart business owner pulls the crap this place did.Next, we shall see a “Wingding.” I was telling my best friend in 1975 that we’d soon see someone sell water. He agreed. He was a tax attorney, and; John Michael M. was smart as hell. He looked at me dead in the eye and said-”We will see a building shaped like a chicken wing.” I almost fell over as he said-”They will call it the Wingding.” Well, he was right about chicken wings becoming a big deal.

Sadly, he died.


33 posted on 03/28/2013 1:38:32 PM PDT by Lumper20 (`)
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To: Nachum

Not a fan of “no gun” places.

But good for civilians, good for cops.


34 posted on 03/28/2013 1:41:26 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Nachum

Hey, gun free is gun free. If I can’t conceal carry, neither should the cops unless they’re there on official business. Eating lunch isn’t official business.


35 posted on 03/28/2013 1:44:49 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: TLI

Kind of what I thought. Kind of a twist on the we won’t sell cops guns citizens can’t own.


36 posted on 03/28/2013 1:45:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Nachum

Interesting. I do not remember seeing the signs about a gun free zone when I frequented the one in Crystal City while strapped.


37 posted on 03/28/2013 1:48:03 PM PDT by fuente
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To: Nachum

Interesting. I do not remember seeing the signs about a gun free zone when I frequented the one in Crystal City while strapped.


38 posted on 03/28/2013 1:49:01 PM PDT by fuente
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To: Nachum

Ate there one time with hubby and kid. Kid and I got food poisoning.

Will never go back. Have Archie Moore’s. Now they make good wings.


39 posted on 03/28/2013 1:55:57 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Nachum

This is the company that has a TV ad mocking and portraying an all-white male basketball team as not knowing how to dribble a basketball or make a shot.


40 posted on 03/28/2013 2:00:28 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: jdege

They don’t have a no gun sign hanging in the one I’ve been into. On the otherhand, in my state you can’t cc in an establishment that serves alcohol.


41 posted on 03/28/2013 2:32:13 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: MNDude

HA! You need to eat there more and tip the waitstaff better.

We go there every other Tuesday and are well known by the staff.

As we’re walking to the table our beers are being poured and the Onion Rings and Potato Wedges orders are placed.

All the sauces and celery shows up but are not on the ticket.

Love a good waiter or waitress who work for their tip.


42 posted on 03/28/2013 2:49:29 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Nachum
A new BWW opened down the road aways a few months ago. A shooting buddy of mine wanted to go there with me. I filled him in on the company's anti-2a policies and he had no problems with going somewhere else. I know he has passed the word onto others.

What is disappointing is every time I drive by BWW, the parking lot is full.

There's a lot of people that have no idea of the company policy and even more people that think their wings are actually good. (the wings are pretty bad from reports that I have heard).

43 posted on 03/28/2013 2:55:02 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

A company’s policy does not premept state law.


44 posted on 03/28/2013 2:59:16 PM PDT by Glennb51
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To: Nachum

My local BWW is horrible. It always takes 45 minutes to get your wings. It’s Wings!!! 45 minutes?!?!? Come on. And yes, that includes the lunch “rush”.


45 posted on 03/28/2013 4:01:57 PM PDT by SengirV
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To: Nachum

My wife and I went to a local Buffalo Wild Wings opening two years ago. Now we were both in our mid sixties and the server who couldn’t be a day over 19 wouldn’t serve us a beer until we both showed our ID’s!


46 posted on 03/29/2013 5:25:48 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: New Jersey Realist
My wife and I went to a local Buffalo Wild Wings opening two years ago. Now we were both in our mid sixties and the server who couldn’t be a day over 19 wouldn’t serve us a beer until we both showed our ID’s!

When I was waiting tables back in the Dark Ages I always asked the ladies for ID, no matter how old. It got me better tips.

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To: Glennb51

> A company’s policy does not premept state law.

Correct answer but they are allowed to exercise their policies in areas under their control; its just not law. Personally I think officers should be able to carry anywhere anytime while on duty including lunchtime because you never know what may come up. They have received training to use their weapons and it is simply a tool that they use for their job when deadly force might be needed in dangerous situations. It’s just common sense.


48 posted on 03/29/2013 6:01:24 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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