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Country star Toby Keith sparks outrage after banning GUNS from his new Virginia restaurant
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:34 EST, 28 December 2013 | Snejana Farberov

Posted on 12/28/2013 6:54:54 PM PST by Olog-hai

Country star, actor and restaurateur Toby Keith sparked a controversy after banning guns from his newly opened eatery in Virginia.

The 52-year-old Oklahoma native held a grand opening last week for his newest venture, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill in the DC suburb of Woodbridge.

But many of the singer’s fans who turned up for the event were shocked to discover a sign in the window that announced: “NO GUNS PERMITTED.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; justsayno; liberalagenda; noguns; obamavoter; phony; princewilliamco; registereddemocrat; tobykeith; virginia; woodbridge
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1 posted on 12/28/2013 6:54:54 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Free country. He can do what he wants.


2 posted on 12/28/2013 6:57:23 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Olog-hai

Clearly doesn’t understand his customer base. If they make this type of misstep before the place is even open, I predict it will be closed in a year. Probably don’t even know how to make grits.


3 posted on 12/28/2013 6:58:17 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Olog-hai

The restaurant is in D.C. I don’t think it’s odd that they wouldn’t allow guns. As you said, he can do what he wants, it’s his restaurant.


4 posted on 12/28/2013 6:59:08 PM PST by madison10
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To: Olog-hai

I’m guessing liability is a big concern. If someone gets shot either intentionally or accidentally in his place the lawyers will be seeking the big bucks. Insurance rates are probably incredible for him as it is.

I guess he could have people sign release forms at the door but those only give so much protection.


5 posted on 12/28/2013 7:00:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ottbmare

I know Toby. He’s kinda like Phil Robertson. He calls it like he sees it.... and he does what he wants. If banning guns in there makes it go belly up... he’ll move on to something else. But he’ll do it his way.


6 posted on 12/28/2013 7:00:51 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: ottbmare

I live a short distance from this place. Will skip it, there are other places in Potomac Town Center, or whatever they call it. I go to REI in there and Wegman’s once in a while.


7 posted on 12/28/2013 7:01:32 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: madison10

It’s actually not his restaurant. He has licensed his name to the operators. As you say, though, the operators can make whatever rule they want since 2A doesn’t apply to private establishments.


8 posted on 12/28/2013 7:02:07 PM PST by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: ottbmare

BTW... he has a very successful restaurant under same name in OKC.


9 posted on 12/28/2013 7:02:13 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: madison10
it's in Virginia....
10 posted on 12/28/2013 7:02:20 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: Olog-hai
The whole idea of concealed carry is that nobody has to know.
11 posted on 12/28/2013 7:02:46 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the greediest, most corrupt, incompetent and murderous force on earth.)
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To: cripplecreek

I was thinking something similar... insurance concerns. Well, live and learn. Maybe if he runs a second one he will site it in a more weapons-friendly spot. If I was in that spot I’d have a pistols required night. (Those without one would get a free cardboard replica, with advertising on it.)


12 posted on 12/28/2013 7:03:41 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: madison10

It’s not in DC but Virginia, where gun laws aren’t as restrictive.


13 posted on 12/28/2013 7:04:16 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: cripplecreek
If someone gets shot either intentionally or accidentally in his place the lawyers will be seeking the big bucks.

And if someone gets killed in a "gun-free zone" the same thing should happen.

14 posted on 12/28/2013 7:05:02 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Olog-hai; a fool in paradise

I can’t eat without the gun in my pocket.


15 posted on 12/28/2013 7:05:36 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Those without one would get a free cardboard replica, with advertising on it.

Would the advertising say "Easy Mark" on it?

16 posted on 12/28/2013 7:07:50 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Olog-hai

If you want to make a souffle’, you have to achy-breaky a few eggs.


17 posted on 12/28/2013 7:08:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: kjam22

“I know Toby. He’s kinda like Phil Robertson. He calls it like he sees it.... and he does what he wants. If banning guns in there makes it go belly up... he’ll move on to something else. But he’ll do it his way.”

Aww, ain’t he something. Well, I’m going to do it my way too. And, that would be to not buy any Toby Keith products from now on. So, how about that, lol!


18 posted on 12/28/2013 7:09:03 PM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: ottbmare
His customer base doesn't understand him. He's a progressive who pushes cultural rot.
19 posted on 12/28/2013 7:09:09 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Olog-hai

He can do what he wants and I can do what I want.

One of the things I want to do is stay away from any place which bans guns.


20 posted on 12/28/2013 7:10:12 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: snoringbear

Think about it. If GLAAD said “we’re not gonna watch Duck Dynasty anymore if Phil is on there... so how about that?” What do you think Phil would say? Its the same answer.


21 posted on 12/28/2013 7:10:48 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Yes, but don’t pretend to support conservatism.


22 posted on 12/28/2013 7:12:37 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: demshateGod

I never did care for him or his music, so, no big deal to me.


23 posted on 12/28/2013 7:12:39 PM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: Olog-hai; a fool in paradise

He hasn’t recorded anything half good since Achy Breaky Heart!


24 posted on 12/28/2013 7:15:12 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I remember seeing Mickey Gilley some years ago talking about the problems of a famous people owning businesses.

He said he had to keep an army of attorneys on retainer because hardly a week went by without someone pouring water on a bathroom floor and laying in it. He said they even had video of a guy walking into a bathroom and intentionally smashing his face into a sink and he got sued for not having security in the bathroom to prevent it.


25 posted on 12/28/2013 7:19:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Catsrus
My aunt and her husband used to manage him, before he became a big star. Played lots of small places here in OKC. They split with him because in her words "nobody can work with Toby. He won't listen to anyone and he only wants to do whatever Toby wants to do". When he got sideways with the record company he wrote "how do you like me now" and sold a few million copies.

He's self made, he owns a really nice ranch, flies probably the biggest american flag in oklahoma, and the OU sooners flag below it... has horses etc. Gives money to charity and the community. He's a good guy who is self made and does things the way he wants to. In most cases we have a lot of respect for people like that.

26 posted on 12/28/2013 7:19:40 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Revolting cat!

Toby did not record Achey Breaky Heart....


27 posted on 12/28/2013 7:20:12 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
And if someone gets killed in a "gun-free zone" the same thing should happen.

Agreed.
28 posted on 12/28/2013 7:20:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
Yes he can. But perhaps he should listen to this lady.

http://youtu.be/M1u0Byq5Qis

29 posted on 12/28/2013 7:22:27 PM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Olog-hai
IMO, Who cares? Northeast seaboard is about as far from my world as Moscow.
Hmmm. On second thought, maybe Moscow is closer to my world now.
30 posted on 12/28/2013 7:23:09 PM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: kjam22

That is another strike against him. My family in Oklahoma are OSU alums.


31 posted on 12/28/2013 7:28:04 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: madison10

Woodbridge, VA is 25 miles outside DC. VA has concealed carry with certain restrictions. I’m OK with no-guns where there will be lots of alcohol consumed so long as the ban is uniformly administered by mgmt.


32 posted on 12/28/2013 7:28:44 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Revolting cat!

Billy Ray Cyrus recorded Achy Breaky Heart. Yes, little Miley’s daddy. It wasn’t Toby Keith.


33 posted on 12/28/2013 7:29:56 PM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: kjam22

Flying the Zero U flag is as lame as banning guns in his bar & grill. Liberal loser


34 posted on 12/28/2013 7:30:39 PM PST by Jrabbit
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To: kjam22

This is all fine and good, but I still don’t care for him or his music.


35 posted on 12/28/2013 7:31:24 PM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: kjam22

No kidding, Captain Obvious!


36 posted on 12/28/2013 7:31:24 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: EDINVA

hmmmm....I doubt criminals care much about CC. Or what the mgmt. says....


37 posted on 12/28/2013 7:33:13 PM PST by Jrabbit
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To: Olog-hai

He will be OK. Obama and the Congress can order Americans to buy food there, and John Roberts can call it a tax.


38 posted on 12/28/2013 7:33:37 PM PST by stevem
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To: Revolting cat!
Well, HOW is it obvious since you said he hasn't recorded anything good "since recording 'Achy Breaky Heart'?"

There are times when obvious it IS NOT.

39 posted on 12/28/2013 7:34:22 PM PST by madison10
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To: yarddog

GO POKES!!


40 posted on 12/28/2013 7:34:26 PM PST by Jrabbit
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To: yarddog

I know a bunch of people who went to OSU. They weren’t so happy about Bedlam this year. Lots of talk before the game though... :)


41 posted on 12/28/2013 7:34:38 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Olog-hai; a fool in paradise

“If that’s a gun in your pocket, we’re not glad to see you!”


42 posted on 12/28/2013 7:34:59 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Catsrus

The Marcy Brothers recorded it before that.


43 posted on 12/28/2013 7:35:23 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

As the article states, in VA, must be open carry.


44 posted on 12/28/2013 7:35:54 PM PST by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe (yup, I belong))
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To: madison10

If it’s obvious to you that it wasn’t Toby Keith, but shouldn’t it be obvious to the rest of us? Because you’re so much smarter and better informed?


45 posted on 12/28/2013 7:36:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

There’s no crime in not knowing who recorded achey breaky heart. You can own up to it... its okay.


46 posted on 12/28/2013 7:38:16 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Revolting cat!

It wasn’t necessarily obvious to everyone, so why allow disinformation to abound spread across the planet unabated? ;)


47 posted on 12/28/2013 7:38:39 PM PST by madison10
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To: kjam22

Why not assume that the other guy knows as much as you do and is perhaps making a joke, instead of assuming that everybody is stupider than you?


48 posted on 12/28/2013 7:39:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: yarddog; madison10

And I never said he can do what he wants; that was “Lurkina.n.Learnin” who said that.

I think Mr. Keith should do what he doesn’t want to do . . . he seems to not want to do a lot of the right things, and he needs to start doing them.


49 posted on 12/28/2013 7:39:42 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: kjam22

I think Gundy is an excellent coach overall. He runs a clean program, recruits well and seems to have everything humming at OSU.

His one weakness is he has been out coached in individual games.


50 posted on 12/28/2013 7:40:42 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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