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NC Restaurant With "No Weapons" Sign Robbed at Gunpoint
Townhall ^ | May 21, 2014 | Christine Rousselle

Posted on 05/21/2014 10:54:02 PM PDT by kingattax

North Carolina restaurant The Pit was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday. Normally, local crime stories like this wouldn't merit a Townhall post, but this one is different: The Pit has a "no weapons" sign displayed prominently on its door declaring the restaurant a gun-free zone, and bans patrons from carrying concealed weapons.

Authorities said just before 9 p.m. Sunday, three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant through the back doors with pistols, and forced several staff members to lie on the floor.

The bandits assaulted two employees during the crime, but they were not seriously injured.

What groups like Everytown for Gun Safety or Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America seem to have an issue grasping is that criminals have no respect for the law by nature of being criminals. Criminals aren't going to be stopped by a "no guns allowed" sign.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; concealedweapons; durham; noweaponssign; secondamendment; selfdefense; thepit; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 05/21/2014 10:54:02 PM PDT by kingattax
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Losing interest in the well-being of those denying the 2nd Amendment.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 10:55:25 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: kingattax

The sign could read;

Occupants are prohibited from defending themselves!!


3 posted on 05/21/2014 10:56:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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4 posted on 05/21/2014 10:57:24 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: kingattax

My heart bleeds for idots such as this. You reap what you sow.


5 posted on 05/21/2014 11:00:24 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: kingattax

A series of smaller sign at the restaurant :

‘No locks On Doors’

‘Waitresses carry Cash’

‘Manager Has Key to Safe’...

What could go wrong?


6 posted on 05/21/2014 11:02:46 PM PDT by GOPJ (If dems will "death panel" our vets they'll damn sure death panel the rest of us...)
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To: kingattax

...and to top it off, they had the gall to call the cops after the robbery, which led to MORE of those darn guns in the store.


7 posted on 05/21/2014 11:10:18 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: GOPJ
Required employee apparel

8 posted on 05/21/2014 11:12:19 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: kingattax

Oh Wow couldn’t see this comin. LOL


9 posted on 05/21/2014 11:36:00 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (The more I know, the more I realize that how much more there is to learn.)
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To: kingattax
I can explain what happened here. The "no guns" sign was displayed on the FRONT DOOR. The robbers entered through the BACK DOOR. Therefore they did not see the sign.

Now had a sign been displayed on the BACK DOOR I'm positive this crime would have never happened.

10 posted on 05/21/2014 11:36:50 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: BBell

Lol


11 posted on 05/21/2014 11:37:30 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kingattax
Stupid liberals!
Shoulda' had a double barrel, sawed off shotgun under the counter.
Surprise~ you evil criminal.
Boom!
15 posted on 05/21/2014 11:49:23 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: BBell

Wrong dude...the gun-free sticker should be on every employees forehead XD


16 posted on 05/21/2014 11:52:32 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: BBell
I can explain what happened here. The "no guns" sign was displayed on the FRONT DOOR. The robbers entered through the BACK DOOR. Therefore they did not see the sign.

Ah so. I had been wracking my brain, trying to figure out how this could happen. You just enlightened me. Now I know why these guys brought guns into a gun free zone. They didn't see the sign. Silly me. I should have been able to figure that out all by my lonesome. S/

17 posted on 05/22/2014 12:00:22 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: kingattax
Sunday, three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant through the back doors with pistols, and forced several staff members to lie on the floor.

They were wearing Trayvon costumes so I'm going to assume the sign was in cursive.

18 posted on 05/22/2014 12:03:39 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: kingattax

No fixing stupid.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 12:09:59 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: kingattax
"NC Restaurant With "No Weapons" Sign Robbed at Gunpoint"

It was a bit presumptuous of them to post it only in English.

That wouldn't happen in California. State law require a minimum of six languages to have any legal standing.

20 posted on 05/22/2014 12:20:46 AM PDT by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: kingattax

the Pitt BBQ’s other location in Raleigh was where national gun control advocates Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly held their meeting to have a “dialogue with gun owners”… to which no gun owners were invited.”

http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/21/robbers-ignore-no-weapons-sign-nc-restaurant-assau/#ixzz32Qjannep


21 posted on 05/22/2014 1:13:45 AM PDT by kcvl
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Like a conversation on race with no white people? Leftists are always doing things like that


22 posted on 05/22/2014 1:16:50 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kingattax

Kirsten Weeks, a friend who met Hatem when the two worked together at the state Department of Commerce in the late 1990.

RALEIGH — If it’s more than 60 degrees outside, there’s a good chance you’ll find developer Greg Hatem in shorts.

In his downtown Raleigh office, he doesn’t wear shoes.

He speaks Chinese. He owns a pig cooker and drives a Ford pickup truck.

When it comes to his work — buying up old buildings and redeveloping them into offices, stores, apartments and restaurants — Hatem is just as nontraditional. Instead of buying a building and focusing purely on financial return, he’s willing to take the time to renovate the building to its historical glory, and then wait as long as it takes — despite the cost — until the right tenant comes along.

Greg Hatem

BORN: Nov. 20, 1960, in Roanoke Rapids

OCCUPATION: Founder of Raleigh-based Empire Properties

FAMILY: Mother, Marie, of Roanoke Rapids; two brothers, Joe Hatem of Wilmington and Mickey Hatem of Raleigh; sister, Marie Hatem of Carrboro, married to Chris Long; niece, Paula Rosine Long, 17; and nephew, Moe Long, 14; dog, Raleigh, a border collie mix.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, N.C. State University; diploma of Chinese studies, Beijing Youth Politics College.

NEXT BIG PROJECT: Three buildings in downtown Durham on East Chapel Hill Street, with plans to turn them into apartments, condos and offices; redeveloping three buildings in Glenwood South, at the former site of David Allen tile and marble, into a mix of restaurants, shops, offices and condos.

ON THE NIGHTSTAND: “The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China’s Future” by Elizabeth C. Economy.

“It’s incredibly important to have local people who have grown up here, who are willing to commit their time and resources to leave a better legacy, and there’s not a better one in Raleigh than Greg Hatem,” says Margaret Mullen, president of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance.

In the beginning, not everyone saw his vision. The first two bankers he and his two partners approached in 1996, when they wanted to redevelop an old Coca-Cola warehouse on West Street in Raleigh’s warehouse district, thought he was crazy.

Hatem never planned a career as a developer. When he was growing up in Roanoke Rapids, where his family — all of Lebanese decent — moved in the 1930s, his love was photography. But he made his spending money working for his father’s downtown clothing store, Joseph N. Hatem Ltd.

As a student at N.C. State, he took pictures for the school’s paper, The Technician, and United Press International. He studied chemical engineering because it didn’t require a foreign language.

The next year he accompanied his mother to China to visit his father’s brother, a physician named George Hatem. Hatem had been living in China since the 1930s, working for Chairman Mao Zedong and later helping set up a national health-care system.

The trip began what would become a love affair of sorts between Hatem and China. He later would learn Chinese at a school in Beijing and take frequent economic development trips to Asia while working for the Commerce Department in the late 1990s. He even dabbled in some business ventures, including helping create a software development company and building a 21-story office and residential tower.

http://www.empire1792.com/about-news16.html


23 posted on 05/22/2014 1:22:39 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kingattax

Owner, Greg Hatem

24 posted on 05/22/2014 1:24:35 AM PDT by kcvl
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Well we have to put this down to the poor education system letting inner city kids down - they obviously couldn’t read the sign. How else can you explain why they took a gun into a place were one is not allowed? It’s the Guberment’s fault and someone is due reparations. Yes it’s sarcasm.


25 posted on 05/22/2014 2:35:11 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: kingattax

Was one of the robbers named Honey Bunny?


26 posted on 05/22/2014 2:39:16 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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I’m shocked. Does this mean that criminals don’t play by the rules?


27 posted on 05/22/2014 3:32:49 AM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: kingattax

“No Weapons” = “Rob us. We’re defenseless.”


29 posted on 05/22/2014 3:47:45 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Gene Eric

I never had it. Those that hate objects are morons.


30 posted on 05/22/2014 3:52:54 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: kcvl
His uncle was a Maoist and he attended a Maoist youth league school in China.
31 posted on 05/22/2014 4:06:52 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: kingattax

I heard on the radio yesterday that Chipolte restaurants will be posting No Firearms signs shortly..


32 posted on 05/22/2014 4:08:20 AM PDT by Vinnie
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You forgot the “/sarc/” tag after your first sentence.


33 posted on 05/22/2014 4:09:39 AM PDT by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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ANY place that has a “No Guns Allowed” signs displayed deserves to be robbed. They obviously are advertising that there would be no resistance to any would-be robbers who, probably couldn’t read the sign anyway.


34 posted on 05/22/2014 4:20:08 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Gene Eric
Completely agree. As for me, I REFUSE to walk into any establishment anymore that has a "No Guns" sign up.

Why in God's name would I endanger myself by walking into a killing field?

"No Guns" signs are invitations to criminals to commit crimes in these establishments without fear of being caught or harmed. When you think about it, EVERY SINGLE PLACE where mass murders have occurred in the last 20+ years have been in "Gun Free" zones.

Wake up America.

35 posted on 05/22/2014 4:28:28 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Yosemitest
Shoulda' had a double barrel, sawed off shotgun under the counter.

But then they would have needed a balcony to go fire it into the air.

Seriously, the patrons should now sue for not being adequately protected since they could not protect themselves.

36 posted on 05/22/2014 4:41:06 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: kingattax

Karma can be a bitch in real life


37 posted on 05/22/2014 4:44:05 AM PDT by redhawk.44mag
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To: kcvl
Nelson MUNTz photo: Nelson Muntz Nelson.gif Greg Hatem hates guns.
38 posted on 05/22/2014 4:56:36 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: kingattax

Liberal solution: raise taxes, start a government program to teach criminals to read, obviously these people cannot read the signs prohibiting weapons in these establishments.


39 posted on 05/22/2014 4:58:41 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: kingattax

Serves them right.


40 posted on 05/22/2014 5:00:37 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: kingattax

I sympathies with these people... NOT!


41 posted on 05/22/2014 5:03:38 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: F15Eagle

A great post on one of the websites about this story: “I always carry a ‘No Ants” sign when I have a picnic.”

I don’t laugh out loud at posts too often, but I almost did on this one.


42 posted on 05/22/2014 5:09:17 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: kingattax

Can’t fix stupid.


43 posted on 05/22/2014 5:09:19 AM PDT by bikerman (Imagination is more important than intelligence)
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To: NCLaw441

Bump


44 posted on 05/22/2014 5:14:08 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: kingattax

Employees that were injured should sue the owner for providing an unsafe workplace.

I have no sympathy for the owner (or whoever made the decision to advertise it) for such a stupid move. Let’s see how long he stays in business.

BTW, what is the penalty for ignoring such signs? Or is it just another Liberal touchy-feely thing.


45 posted on 05/22/2014 5:15:07 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: kingattax
Clearly, the restaurant needs to make the No Guns sign bigger.
46 posted on 05/22/2014 5:18:49 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: kingattax

“...three men wearing hoodies...”

Wearing hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin?


47 posted on 05/22/2014 5:20:47 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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Who else should they honor?


48 posted on 05/22/2014 5:23:59 AM PDT by sport
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To: kingattax

Should have made the sign bigger. Also, exclamation points!


49 posted on 05/22/2014 5:26:22 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (The enemy's gate is down...and to the left.)
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To: kingattax

Could show this to the Moms Demanding Action (or whatever their name is), but they’ll probably just claim it was a bunch of Second Amendment supporters trying to make a point. They’re that dumb.


50 posted on 05/22/2014 5:30:52 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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