Tuesday, August 18, 2009

There Was an Armed Man at the Red Lobster Yesterday

He went in with his sweetie, ordered lunch, and ate it.

Alcohol and guns were in close proximity, but never mixed. The only thing harmed was a wicked good plate of jambalaya and some shrimp & salmon.

The waitress survived the ordeal with a 20% tip for her service.

I thought you should know.

FYI, the Red Lobster out by Wolfchase doesn't discriminate against persons who lawfully carry firearms.


Sailorcurt said...

One of the first (and few) "problems" I had when I first started open carrying over ten years ago was in a Red Lobster.

Basically, the manager didn't understand the law. In Virginia it is illegal to carry concealed in an establishment that serves alcohol, permit or no, but it is perfectly legal to carry openly (and even indulge in a drink as long as one doesn't become intoxicated).

Open carry was really in its infancy in Virginia then and many people were unfamiliar with the law. Most people with permits, just didn't carry in places that served alcohol.

Anyway, the manager was under the impression that carrying a firearm in and of itself was illegal. Once I explained the law to him and referred him to the relevant sections of the Code of Virginia, he was satisfied and that was the last I heard of it.

Anyway, a long way to say that Red Lobster corporate management is not anti-gun and generally supports the local laws with respect to carrying in their establishments.

Anonymous said...

WHAAAAT!!! You mean to say that the wicked evil mean nasty GUN didn't jump out of its holster, run around, get high on the al-ke-hol fumes & then turn around & SHOOT somebody, all by it's self???
(double-dose of snark!!)

B Woodman

Haji said...


John K. said...

Excellent. That's the way it should be.

I am not sure that carrying EBRs to townhall meetings won't come back to bite us in the long run but I don't really have a problem with that either (and who am I to tell another man what to do with his property?). This, on the other hand, is a great example of why there's no reason to be afraid of an armed society. And why should there be?

Unfortunately, it only takes one bad apple for the media to jump up and down with pure joy while ignoring that tens of hundreds of thousands good, law-abiding citizens never harmed anyone. But that shouldn't stop the rest of us from exercising a fundamental right and, you never know, you might even change someone's mind just by being courteous, approachable and going about your business.