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Restaurant Is Robbed On Same Day It Adopts Anti-Gun Policy
Daily Caller ^ | May 30, 2014 | Chuck Ross

Posted on 05/31/2014 7:23:21 AM PDT by grundle

On the same day that Sonic, an Oklahoma City-based fast food chain, issued a statement against customers carrying guns at their restaurants, an employee at the company’s Topeka, Kan. store was robbed.

According to Topeka police, two males robbed a carhop on Friday afternoon, reports the Topeka Capitol-Journal. Sonic is unique among major fast food eateries in that it provides customers the option of having carhops bring orders to their vehicle.

While police said no guns were displayed by the robbers, the crime follows a new policy that the Oklahoma City-based company issued Friday.

“We’ve considered the views and desires of our customers and employees that staff the drive-ins across the country,” the company said, according to USA Today. “Accordingly, we’re asking that customers refrain from bringing guns onto our patios or into our indoor dining areas. With respect to the storage of guns in vehicles, we ask that our customers continue to honor local laws.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: banglist; cretins; guns; kansas; liberals; marxist; morons; secondamendment

1 posted on 05/31/2014 7:23:21 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

It is to laugh.

Encore tomorrow, the next day, the day after and every day until they eliminate the policy?


2 posted on 05/31/2014 7:25:01 AM PDT by null and void (Disarm Hollywood! No Guns for Box Office!)
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To: null and void

Someday, maybe we’ll look back, and wonder why there was such anti-gun hysteria among liberals, as their response to high profile shootings. Especially considering that the vast majority of murders are not committed in these high profile shootings, but occur on the streets of our big cities, in ones, twos, and threes.


3 posted on 05/31/2014 7:27:58 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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4 posted on 05/31/2014 7:28:53 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: grundle

Sonic being an Oklahoma company and with drive in’s everywhere I frequent surprises me. They are starting a big expansion spree for a more nationwide presence. They forgot who their base customers were and hired a bunch of PC knowitalls to run their business.

I’m going to miss the Styrofoam cups and rabbit turd ice on the hot days.


5 posted on 05/31/2014 7:28:54 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: grundle

The only thing decent about Sonic is they still provide carhop service.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 7:29:22 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: grundle

And how do you ban guns in privately owned cars?
It is a ridiculous policy.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 7:30:31 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: grundle

I won’t be going to Sonic again. I don’t see a security presence and the outdoor drive in leaves one vulnerable to criminals.


8 posted on 05/31/2014 7:31:57 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: grundle

What’s really funny is that the carhops only carry about $20 in change.


9 posted on 05/31/2014 7:33:09 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Gully Foyle is my name, and Terra is my nation)
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To: grundle

Love it when a Liberal plan backfires right in their face. . . .


10 posted on 05/31/2014 7:38:39 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Deodorant and Common sense. The ones who need it most don't use it. . . . .)
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To: grundle
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11 posted on 05/31/2014 7:38:58 AM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: grundle

Bump


12 posted on 05/31/2014 7:39:26 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: grundle

13 posted on 05/31/2014 7:40:42 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: mylife

I like the car hop service at Sonic. Sometimes you might want to sit and listen to Rush while you eat and you can’t do that without headphones in restaurants.


14 posted on 05/31/2014 7:42:33 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: grundle

Appropriate. As far as foolish policy goes it would do me no good to add them to my boycott list; I was there once and was not impressed. Besides, their ads are insultingly stupid.


15 posted on 05/31/2014 7:45:55 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: grundle

Why not? Nobody there to draw down on the bad guys.

Logical.


16 posted on 05/31/2014 7:46:36 AM PDT by moovova
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To: grundle

They opened a sonic near me not too long ago. On the day of the grand opening and the days following they had loooooong lines of cars waiting their turn to pull in for the novelty of getting served food while sitting in their car. I assume this area hasnt seen a drive in fast food place since around the 1950s-60s which would explain that.

Traffic to that place has since died down to normal levels. Ive had a couple of their burgers myself and they sucked.


17 posted on 05/31/2014 7:48:01 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: grundle
Disarmed and server tater tits. Oh Boy!


18 posted on 05/31/2014 7:49:07 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: grundle

“We’ve considered the views and desires of our customers and employees that staff the drive-ins across the country,”

Many of which may have been criminals wanting to make sure no guns other than theirs would be present during the commission of the robbery.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 7:49:32 AM PDT by V_TWIN (white pri)
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To: Enterprise

As I said, that is their one plus.


20 posted on 05/31/2014 7:50:00 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
murders...occur on the streets of our big cities, in ones, twos, and threes.

Gun deaths, caused by gangbangers...or police in shootouts with them, and which occur in great enough numbers, actually skew the statistics both on "gun violence" and our mortality rates.

In the US, if you don't get shot by a ghetto-rat or die in a car wreck, you're likely to live to a ripe old age.

Whether we like it or not, I think this is eventually going to revert to a modern day version of "cowboys" and "gangstas."

(See: Detroit)

21 posted on 05/31/2014 7:51:34 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

The last time I got a large malt at a SONIC I found it to be a large cup with a small amount of ice cream in the bottom. The rest was filled to the top with whipped topping.
It was horrible. I’ve never gotten a malt or milk shake there since.

Their Cherry Limeade is great!


22 posted on 05/31/2014 7:54:19 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: grundle

Excuse me for the laugh!


23 posted on 05/31/2014 7:54:48 AM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
I'm having a home made chili dawg now, with a side of 2nd amendment rights ☺
24 posted on 05/31/2014 7:57:06 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Ze sekret iz ze ice.

With the technology breakthrough of the insulated cup with the screw on lid and sturdy straw I can provide my own liquid refreshment thus rendering the Styrofoam cup obsolete.


25 posted on 05/31/2014 8:03:07 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: mylife
tater tits

I. HAVE. GOT. TO. GET. ME. SOME. OF. THOSE!!!!!!

26 posted on 05/31/2014 8:06:28 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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To: DCBryan1

LOL


27 posted on 05/31/2014 8:06:51 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mylife; All
triple order on the last Item..*grin* :-D

28 posted on 05/31/2014 8:12:46 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: grundle

“We’ve considered the views and desires of our customers and employees that staff the drive-ins across the country,” the company said, according to USA Today. “Accordingly, we’re asking that customers refrain from bringing guns onto our patios or into our indoor dining areas. With respect to the storage of guns in vehicles, we ask that our customers continue to honor local laws.”

A useless PC BS statement if I ever heard one.

“We know we can’t stop your rights but we know idiots are scare so we ask you to leave them at the curb.”

Here’s yer Mc tater stuff


29 posted on 05/31/2014 8:12:52 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: skinkinthegrass
With cheese and onion. ☺
30 posted on 05/31/2014 8:15:01 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Diet cherry limeade has been my favorite on a hot
Summer day. Often, the drink arrives devoid of
cherries.


31 posted on 05/31/2014 8:16:53 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: DCBryan1
Careful how you spell that.

It would be awful if tater became taster.

32 posted on 05/31/2014 8:18:05 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mylife
cut the cheese *burp!*; add more onions/thick chili...& a fork. ;-)

33 posted on 05/31/2014 8:18:53 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: grundle

I am so bummed they tore this down and put in a lousy DQ.

http://www.heraldbanner.com/archive/x71568774


34 posted on 05/31/2014 8:19:16 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: DCBryan1; mylife; All
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36 posted on 05/31/2014 8:25:53 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: grundle

To be fair, I wonder how many stores there are and how often any such store gets robbed.

One can’t blame the no-gun policy until enough data has been collected to show that there are more crimes occurring at Sonic than occurred either pre-gun ban announcement, or at similar establishments without gun bans.

Whoever robbed that Sonic may not have been aware of the policy announcement. It is not something that was widely publicized, to my knowledge—I didn’t know of it until minutes ago, when I saw this thread. In the real world, most customers are not carrying firearms anyway.

I like the Sonic onion rings. They are dipped in what tastes like donut batter. The ice cream blasts are good, too.


37 posted on 05/31/2014 8:32:32 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: mylife

Yeah, its like drive thru armed robbery


38 posted on 05/31/2014 8:39:49 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: grundle

39 posted on 05/31/2014 8:41:51 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

And the foot-long chili dogs. Yeah, that’s too bad.
Okie-born myself, I’m surprised as well.
A Sonic is coming to my town, I may do drive-up.


40 posted on 05/31/2014 9:12:22 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: grundle

What would be interesting is what would happen if some customer violated their policy and saved them during a robbery. Would they arrest the customer for trespassing or thank him/her?


41 posted on 05/31/2014 9:45:20 AM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Defiant

You know the answer.
Every PC fast food joint who has an employee that trys to stop a robbery gets fired.

They would prosecute the CHL holder that tried to help.


42 posted on 05/31/2014 9:49:46 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Defiant

What Sonic is basically saying is “we have no liability”


43 posted on 05/31/2014 9:50:55 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Enterprise
That's why they invented drive-ins and empty parking lots. I enjoy Sonic, but they can KMA (and I don't mean Kentucky Military Academy) from now on.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

44 posted on 05/31/2014 9:53:20 AM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: wku man

“That’s why they invented drive-ins and empty parking lots.”

Did you mean ‘drive-throughs’?


45 posted on 05/31/2014 9:55:30 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: grundle

46 posted on 05/31/2014 9:57:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TexasGator
Yeah...thanks for the correction.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

47 posted on 05/31/2014 11:08:25 AM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: tumblindice

Just be sure you pack some heat in the glove box. No doubt Sonic is a riskier place.

Great place for a car jacking.


48 posted on 05/31/2014 1:31:38 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: dfwgator

The first thing that came to mind.


49 posted on 05/31/2014 4:25:40 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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