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Restaurant With Anti-Gun Policy Robbed at Gunpoint(Created a Killing Zone)
newsmax ^ | 5/22/14 | j devaney

Posted on 05/23/2014 4:33:37 AM PDT by bestintxas

A North Carolina restaurant that posted a sign out front saying it was a gun-free zone was robbed at gunpoint earlier this week.

As seen in surveillance video, Eyewitness News 11 reports, three men wearing hooded sweatshirts and wielding handguns entered The Pit, a barbecue restaurant, through the kitchen Sunday night. Two employees were assaulted during the robbery, although the restaurant's owner says, "[t]hey're doing great." The restaurant has a sign on its front window that reads, "No Weapons. No Concealed Firearms." A pro-gun website published a photo of the sign this week in the wake of the robbery. Several reports say that retired Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in what was termed an assassination attempt in Arizona three years ago, visited The Pit for an anti-gun roundtable last year.

The news comes on the heels of several restaurants, including Chipotle and Starbucks, saying guns are not welcome in their establishments.

Chipotle's anti-gun announcement came on Monday after the Denver-based company famous for its burritos said gun rights activists brought assault rifles into one of its locations in Texas.

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Where you do not want to eat, ever.
1 posted on 05/23/2014 4:33:37 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

Other signs posted at the restaurant:

Manager has Key to Safe

Waitresses carry Cash

No Locks on Back Door....


2 posted on 05/23/2014 4:35:44 AM 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: bestintxas

Well…those robbers broke the rules of the restaurant and should never be allowed in again!


3 posted on 05/23/2014 4:36:18 AM PDT by albie
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To: bestintxas

Wait just a gol-durn minnit.

Didn’t the Federal Courts deem it illegal to refuse service to customers based on that customer’s choice of lifestyle?


4 posted on 05/23/2014 4:42:05 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: bestintxas

Maybe the robber couldn’t read?


5 posted on 05/23/2014 4:45:55 AM PDT by Dad was my hero
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To: GOPJ

Might as well have a sign on the door that reads:

Rob Me, I am Unarmed.


6 posted on 05/23/2014 4:52:52 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: unixfox
Might as well have a sign on the door that reads: Rob Me, I am Unarmed.

And a dumbass.

7 posted on 05/23/2014 4:55:17 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: bestintxas

Well, I hate Starbucks, so I never go there.

I will now add Chipotle to my list of Restaurants I WILL NOT Patronize.

The decor of the place reminds me of the “Work Cafeteria in the novel 1984” anyway.


8 posted on 05/23/2014 4:57:54 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: bestintxas
....three men wearing hooded sweatshirts....

paging Mark Cuban....paging Mark Cuban.

you can't make this stuff up.

9 posted on 05/23/2014 5:17:16 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: bestintxas

The account of the Pit robbery, I read mentioned that the robbers came in the back door. I wonder it they had a “No Guns” sign there, this robbery could have been prevented.
Maybe the robbers were not aware they were in a gun free zone.
Ya think?


10 posted on 05/23/2014 5:20:24 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: bestintxas
...three men wearing hooded sweatshirts and wielding handguns entered The Pit, a barbecue restaurant, through the kitchen

That's the problem, they didn't have a gun free zone sign at the kitchen entrance. One look at that and they would have walked away disappointed.

11 posted on 05/23/2014 5:29:35 AM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: Tupelo

Lol, I guess I need to refresh the page before I post. You beat me to it.


12 posted on 05/23/2014 5:31:35 AM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: bestintxas

13 posted on 05/23/2014 5:43:15 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: left that other site

I’d like to see the employees who were assaulted take some action against the management who posted the sign and then failed to provide for their safety.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 5:44:37 AM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: left that other site
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15 posted on 05/23/2014 5:55:44 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: bestintxas

Perhaps their next policy will be to take all their cash receipts at the end of the night and tape the bills to the outside of the restaurant window with a note that says “Don’t take”


16 posted on 05/23/2014 5:56:24 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: bestintxas

If they do not put up the universal no guns sign, concealed carry is still welcome. If they do put up the no guns sign, I am not a customer.


17 posted on 05/23/2014 6:17:45 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: dangerdoc

MY Kinda Folks!

((((HUGS))))


18 posted on 05/23/2014 6:20:41 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: dangerdoc

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ruling on this, but...

wouldn’t you think that a “no guns/weapons” policy would be an inherent requirement for providing security to the patrons and employees?

IE, if someone gets hurt because of the inability to defend themselves due to the policy of the business owner, and his failure to provide security, then he should be liable for any harm that comes to the patrons or employees.


19 posted on 05/23/2014 6:23:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Dr. Pritchett

Yeah...a nice big fat lawsuit on Constitutional grounds (2A!)


20 posted on 05/23/2014 6:31:26 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: MrB

I don’t think they can be healed libel for another persons illegal action.

That being said, public buildings in my state cannot put up a no guns sign unless they have a way to screen for guns and have an armed guard to protect the occupants. Our public library is spending a fortune to keep legal carriers from legally carrying.


21 posted on 05/23/2014 6:34:14 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: dangerdoc
Idiots like these DO NOT help our cause. Do NOT go out of your way to scare the sheep, it creates bad public relations.


22 posted on 05/23/2014 6:36:58 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

I suggest that those to idiots are antigun plants to get the response they wanted out of the establishment. And it worked.


23 posted on 05/23/2014 6:50:02 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: PapaBear3625

I thought a picture would help convey the truth of the situation.

I don’t have a problem eating next to someone open carrying but if someone walks in brandishing or otherwise acting foolishly with a weapon, I’m considering my exit strategy.


24 posted on 05/23/2014 7:19:55 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: PapaBear3625; cableguymn; dangerdoc
Idiots like these DO NOT help our cause. Do NOT go out of your way to scare the sheep, it creates bad public relations.

I suggest that those to idiots are antigun plants to get the response they wanted out of the establishment. And it worked.

I agree. Idiots like these spoil it for responsible gun owners. Why you might ask?

Chains like Starbucks and Chipotle and others did not have any “no guns allowed” policy, in areas of the country that have open carry laws, before these pro 2A “activists” started showing up in large groups to “demonstrate” that they were not only openly carrying but carrying their biggest guns and pushing the limits of what might make others in these establishments uncomfortable*. Worse yet, they openly promoted these demonstrations before hand and taunted anti-2A groups like “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” (eye-roll) to counter demonstrate.

* Yea, I know that some people are uncomfortable even with a picture of a gun or with some kid chewing a pop tart into the shape of a gun and they probably deserve to be made “uncomfortable”.

But it’s not as if these folks from Open Carry Tarrant County and other similar groups were at Chipotle or Starbucks just to partake in a burrito or a latte, they were there, IMO to demonstrate how “cool” and big and bad a$$ed they are. To me a responsible gun owner who openly carries does not flaunt it in people’s faces and they don’t go out of their way to make anyone uncomfortable. In fact a responsible gun owner, one who openly carries, should demonstrate that guns are safe and make people safer by not acting like idiots.

And FWIW, the guy on the left should probably lay off the burritos anyway.

At the end of the day, Starbucks is in the business of selling coffee and Chipotle is in the business of selling burritos. These pro 2A groups, while they have perhaps good intentions, have put these companies in a position and embroiled them in a controversy that they didn’t ask to be in the first place. They are not running their business as a place to hold “demonstrations” of any kind, either pro or anti gun. Hence the “please leave your guns at home” requests.

I don’t have a problem eating next to someone open carrying but if someone walks in brandishing or otherwise acting foolishly with a weapon, I’m considering my exit strategy.

Exactly. FWIW, many, many moons ago I managed a convenience store. I often worked the day shift by myself and sometimes also worked the late night shift and boy, did I encounter more than a few crazies - the stories I could tell. My store was also once robbed at gun point. But if a customer came into my store with a properly holstered side arm, I probably wouldn’t even bat an eye and in fact I’d probably ask him or her what he was carrying and what shooting range he goes to. I also had a lot of cops come in for coffee and yes, donuts LOL! And I was never concerned that their guns were going to jump out of their holsters and kill me.

On the other hand if the two bozos in that picture came in, I’d probably be holding my finger on the panic alarm and or reaching for my pistol that I kept under the counter after the robbery. I’d be thinking perhaps, at least initially that these two were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold wannabes and up to no good or that they were so irresponsible about their weapons that they might accidently shoot themselves, one of my customers or me even if an armed robber happened to come in at the same time. Just saying.

25 posted on 05/23/2014 8:05:33 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: unixfox
Might as well have a sign on the door that reads: Rob Me, I am Unarmed.

I believe that sign was on the front window... next time they can post it on the door.

26 posted on 05/23/2014 8:44:34 AM 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: FreedomOfExpression
That's the problem, they didn't have a gun free zone sign at the kitchen entrance. One look at that and they would have walked away disappointed.

So true:

27 posted on 05/23/2014 10:06:28 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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