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    MDA Speak: "Open Carry is like Second-Hand Smoke" (bad for restaurants)

    Good read in the WSJ:

    Smaller Restaurants Welcome Gun Owners
    While Some Large Chains Discourage Guns, More Independent Restaurateurs Are Giving the Green Light
    Eateries like Shiloh Brew & Chew in Maryville, Tenn., are posting signs saying guns are welcome. All Around Pizza and Deli in Virginia Beach, Va., is offering discounts for patrons who show up armed, while The Cajun Experience in Leesburg, Va., hosts "Second Amendment Wednesdays." At Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colo., the waitresses pack heat.

    "I believe in the right to bear arms, and as a small business owner, who am I to take it away?" said Sharma Floyd, the owner of Shiloh Brew & Chew.

    Some gun-control activists call the pro-gun efforts irresponsible. "Restaurants routinely protect their patrons from second-hand smoke, so it makes sense they would go out of their way to protect them from bullets as well," said Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which has pressured larger companies to adopt more-restrictive policies on guns.
    Anyone for breakfast here?


    Jessie Spaulding, a gun-toting waitress at the Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colo., where weapons are welcome.

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    I was just there two weekends ago. Jessie (pictured) was our waitress and was very courteous, friendly and just awesome. This, despite the fact that the place was PACKED. I overheard the manager talking to the guy next to me about providing another source of beef, as the restaurant had run out frequently.

    My recommendation: go. Prices are good, good is AWESOME, waitresses are...I gotta say it... They're hot. And it's not just because they're carrying either. I did carry my Walther in there with not even a sideways glance from anybody. It was awesome.

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    LOL

    "Restaurants routinely protect their patrons from second-hand smoke, so it makes sense they would go out of their way to protect them from bullets as well"

    This is parody material. I'm honestly surprised she'd even try to pass that off as a serious remark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthyeliminator View Post
    LOL

    This is parody material.
    That's what I would have thought, except the MDA moms truly are delusional.

    David Codrea refers to them as MILMs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthyeliminator View Post
    "Restaurants routinely protect their patrons from second-hand smoke, so it makes sense they would go out of their way to protect them from bullets as well" This is parody material. I'm honestly surprised she'd even try to pass that off as a serious remark.
    In many jurisdictions the tyranny of the minority legislated against second-hand smoke in public places over the vehement objections of these restaurateurs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    In many jurisdictions the tyranny of the minority legislated against second-hand smoke in public places over the vehement objections of these restaurateurs.
    Oh, I'm well aware... I live in one such jurisdiction. I just think there are so many issues with her statement that it's laughable. The comparison made is laughable from all angles. You can look at it frontwards, backwards, from the side, and get a new laugh every time.
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    Maybe she'll keep busy looking for the smoking gun to support her statements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0neZ View Post
    Maybe she'll keep busy looking for the smoking gun to support her statements.
    The one that has second hand smoke?
    Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters, might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. --- These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power. (Railroad Retirement Board v Alton Railroad)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1Man View Post
    The one that has second hand smoke?
    The jurisdictions that have banned smoking in privately owned eateries will ban firearms due to said second hand smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBoy276 View Post
    The jurisdictions that have banned smoking in privately owned eateries will ban firearms due to said second hand smoke.
    pew pew pew ... but I use smokeless gunpowder

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    pew pew pew ... but I use smokeless gunpowder
    It still smokes, though. You should switch over to e-bullets. They're the new craze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBoy276 View Post
    It still smokes, though. You should switch over to e-bullets. They're the new craze.
    I really hate the size of the e-guns.

    Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters, might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. --- These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power. (Railroad Retirement Board v Alton Railroad)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1Man View Post
    I really hate the size of the e-guns.
    then there is this option...

    Armed and annoyingly well informed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim_Night View Post
    then there is this option...

    It still uses real tobacco, I mean "gun powder."
    Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters, might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. --- These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power. (Railroad Retirement Board v Alton Railroad)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom1Man View Post
    I really hate the size of the e-guns.

    You'll never get a, "Why don't you cover that thing up?" request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBoy276 View Post
    You'll never get a, "Why don't you cover that thing up?" request.
    Well you would know if I ever had to use it.

    "In tonight's news, a whole city block just exploded....."
    Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters, might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. --- These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power. (Railroad Retirement Board v Alton Railroad)

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    Is this some sort of contest?



    Don't even...
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    The First protects the Second, and the Second protects the First. Together, they protect the rest of our Bill of Rights and our United States Constitution, and help We the People protect ourselves in the spirit of our Declaration of Independence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackrockblc View Post
    ...the place was PACKED.
    This alone is reason enough for restaurants to stop their numbskull thinking that treading on our Constitutional rights will somehow bolster their bottom line.

    It won't.

    Respecting our Constitutional rights, however, will.
    The First protects the Second, and the Second protects the First. Together, they protect the rest of our Bill of Rights and our United States Constitution, and help We the People protect ourselves in the spirit of our Declaration of Independence.

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