+1 for the good guys!
I will be writing corporate and thanking them for staying neutral.
Open Carry Debate Could Affect Businesses
Culver's Decides Not To Create New Policy On Openly Carrying Handguns
Posted: 6:07 pm CDT September 21, 2010
Updated: 6:12 pm CDT September 21, 2010
Text SizeAAAMADISON, Wis. -- The debate over openly carrying handguns could affect businesses, after two men wearing holstered firearms refused to show police identification at a Culver's restaurant on Madison's East Side Saturday night and were cited for obstruction.
Culver's Corp. was considering the need for a policy addressing the issue after a concerned customer called police. An executive at Culver's Corp. said Tuesday afternoon the restaurant will not create a new policy over the incident.
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Hanson said that just as it is legal for someone to openly carry a handgun in Wisconsin, it's also legal for a business to refuse service to a customer carrying a weapon.
However, Hanson said that could come with consequences.
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If there is a debate to be had on the law itself, the Wisconsin Restaurant Association said that should happen in the Legislature and not fall on individual businesses.
I have eaten at a lot of Culvers over the years including this one in Madison, If Craig has to consult with his lawyers before he can say yeah or nay then he doesn't need my business anymore. Let him keep his ninny, 'bad guns are scary lets call the police,' customers and see how well he does. To bad too because I like him and I like their service.
A+ for Culvers. Looks like it is time to take the family out for a burger.
More burgers in my future. Be sure to thank them everyone.
Failure to comply may result in discipline up to and including termination.
The free man is a warrior. - Nietzsche "Twilight of the Idols"
Smart Business decision. All they had to do was look at Starbucks increased profits since their "controversy".
Liberty or death. We're sorry, there are no other options available at this time..........
"Safety is the new Liberty, and recklessness is the new Freedom, and alcoholism is the new Doug Huffman."
So, when's the next Madison get together to celebrate Culvers' decision? I want to eat there more often now.
Guess that WAVE members (all six of them) will uncomfortable in Culvers as they are at Starbucks. <grin>
In any case, he's got a corporation to run and with that comes the need for good PR. Maybe he only said he talked with their lawyers/reviewed their policy to make people feel at ease. Who knows? What's important is the outcome in this case.
I'm glad it turned out this way. Should invit him to the baraboo picnic! LOL.
Lex malla, lex nulla
I have never been to a Culvers. And I have never been to a Starbucks. Onalaska has both and they are reasonably close together. Think I'm overdue for a coffee and a burger.
I'm glad to see they made the right call. Even better is they made this decision quickly!
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)
If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor
I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)
If folks really think they are going to be detained by police to see ID, then if practicable it might be best to avoid carrying ID that day - a person who has no ID and is searched for it, somthing they do not need ot have, is a more appealing plaintiff I think for a follow on civil action. You look more reasonable - "Sorry, I have no ID to show you."
Americans are not required to have or carry ID, nor can states make them. See Kolender v. Lawson summary at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolender_v._Lawson
Just finished mine!!!
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Thanks Culver's. I love your tastey burgers. And milk shakes.
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