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No Guns Allowed in Buffalo Wild Wings

DrMark

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As we know, Buffalo Wild Wings bans guns in their restaurants.

Here's a picture from the Newport News Store:



Anyway, four police officers visited the Newport News location recently. Here's what one of them posted on arfcom:
BWW in Newport News

I guess I should have paid better attention to previous posts about his place. Three officers and myself got back from the gun show and decided to get some wings. When we seen the big sign on the door saying "no guns allowed" we were all shocked. On of my buddies went inside and asked for the manager and asked him about the sign. He said "it does not apply to you guys". My friend said "the hell it doesn't, I am not eating in a place that discriminates against lawful CCW holders". He then said we are going to go back to our departments and tell every officer to avoid this place. The managers jaw dropped as we walked out. He followed up to the parking lot explaining that it does not apply to officers. We all looked at him and said "it is discrimination, and we will not stand for it. We will take ours and others officers business elsewhere". We left with a big grin on our faces as he was still in the parking lot. That is their loss...We are never going back until they change policy...
Link: http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=8&f=24&t=378560

FWIW, I've met this officer at a local range, and he seems typical of officers I know -- good guys and pro-gun.

Every orchard has a few bad apples. Let's remember to not let the missteps of a few color the entire profession.
 

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Appreciate the post and the officer's super response. Good news and positive statements from LEOs are too seldom reported here.

Yata hey
 

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DrMark wrote:
peter nap wrote:
Did you hear this or did it come from one of the AR people?
I was not present when it occurred.

It was posted by rc109a on ar15.com (aka arfcom), who is a police officer that I've met.

I'll be damned...I can still log in. Thought I got banned:uhoh:
That adds some credibility to it...not that I wouldn't believe some posters at AR15:lol:
 

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jegoodin wrote:
peter nap wrote:
Did you hear this or did it come from one of the AR people?
One of the AR people? I own a Bushmaster does that make me an "AR people"?

Is that like some disease or something?
AR15.com...

seems I remember one on the General section announcing the military was going house to house looking for weapons. What do you expect..The moderator was a Tax Lawyer:X
 

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peter nap wrote:
AR15.com...

seems I remember one on the General section announcing the military was going house to house looking for weapons. What do you expect..The moderator was a Tax Lawyer:X
The General Discussion Forum there should be labeled "For Entertainment Purposes Only." :lol:

I linked to the VA Hometown Forum, which is more closely moderated.
 

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Great story!

Does anyone know if that is their corporate policy? I've OC'd without issue to the one in Blacksburg.
 

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That is really cool. I always appreciate officers who realize that they are people like everyone else.
 

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I would really like to thank those Newport News LEOs in person. That is a WONDERFUL thing that happened and looks to have made a lasting impression upon the manager.

:cool:

Semper Paratus

msc
 

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appreciate the cops support but the restraunt isn't discriminating against ccw/chp holders as it is illegal to carry concealed there. they are disriminating against open carriers.
 

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Kudos to that officer and others like him.



67GT390FB wrote:
appreciate the cops support but the restaurant isn't discriminating against ccw/chp holders as it is illegal to carry concealed there. they are discriminating against open carriers.
Actually they are discriminating against non-sworn personnel.
In other states that don't require OC in places that serve alcohol BWW has the same prohibition.


I believe BWW policy is National policy,yrs agoIwas asked to leave my firearm in the car @ a BWW in LV, NV.
 

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67GT390FB wrote:
appreciate the cops support but the restraunt isn't discriminating against ccw/chp holders as it is illegal to carry concealed there. they are disriminating against open carriers.
Good catch - still I think the message is clear - No Guns in BWW.

IMO they are discriminating against all gun owners that chose to be responsibile for their own safety.

Maybe a little more "polishing" of the LEO's phraseology is needed - their intent was good though.

Yata hey
 

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Maybe we should all print out copies of the cartoon in this thread and when we see signs like this, stick a copy on the door right next to the sign. It would certainly entertain a few customers who saw it until the manager took it down, and eventually the management might see how stupid it is when people come in the store laughing at them...

A little double sided tape should do the trick!

TFred
 

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TFred wrote:
Maybe we should all print out copies of the cartoon in this thread and when we see signs like this, stick a copy on the doorcovering their sign. It would certainly entertain a few customers who saw it until the manager took it down, and eventually the management might see how stupid it is when people come in the store laughing at them...

A little double sided tape should do the trick!

TFred
There... Fixed it for ya. :)
 

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MSC 45ACP wrote:
TFred wrote:
Maybe we should all print out copies of the cartoon in this thread and when we see signs like this, stick a copy on the doorcovering their sign. It would certainly entertain a few customers who saw it until the manager took it down, and eventually the management might see how stupid it is when people come in the store laughing at them...

A little double sided tape should do the trick!

TFred
There... Fixed it for ya. :)
Ha ha, yeah, but if you didn't leave the stupid sign visible for people to see, they wouldn't understand why the joke is so funny! ;)

TFred
 
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