Bummer: Fast Food Place Robbed Same Day It Went Gun Free
Serendipity is a stone cold mother, isn’t it?
(Daily Caller) 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.”
You know why places like doughnut shops are rarely robbed? Lots of armed law enforcement. Gun shops are almost never robbed during open operating hours. Why are shootings, including mass shootings, more likely likely in gun free zones?
Chili’s also sorta went sorta gun free, like Sonic
(The Blaze) Chili’s, owned by Brinker International, said in a statement, “We kindly ask that guests refrain from openly carrying firearms into our restaurants and we will continue to follow state and local laws on this issue.”
Judging from Chili’s statement, customers are still permitted to carry a concealed firearm as long as they are complying with the applicable state laws. Sonic’s statement suggests no guns are welcome at their restaurants.
So, at least robbers might think twice at Chili’s in states that allowed concealed carry.
I will add one thing from the other side: leave the rifles and shotguns in the car. Some folks try and make a big demonstration and point by carrying them in to restaurants. Just stop it. There’s no need for that. Yes, you’re exercising your 2nd Amendment Rights. But you’re doing it for the wrong reasons.