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Waffle House does not allow lawfull CCW.

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Med 10, Aug 5, 2004.

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  1. Med 10

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    Interesting. I've checked the two Waffle Houses here in Madison, and neither had a sign.
     
  3. Wayne D

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    We stopped at the one off of Rt. 52, just a little bit north of Winston-Salem, NC and they had a sign up. That's the only one I've been in recently.
     
  4. Med 10

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    WH policy is no weapons period. Sign or no sign. Nation wide. If you are skeptical call the corporate phone number and find out the truth. This is a good opportunity to fight for our rights using our dollars. I urge everyone to pass this around.
     
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    No knives and forks ....?

    What do you eat with? :confused:
     
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    They had no firearms signs up in Ohio even before we got the CHL law passed.
     
  7. repsychler

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    The food at Awful House is a weapon.
     
  8. bogie

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    Same here in Missouri - I think that they're worried about their "after midnight" crowd...
     
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    This came up quite a while back ... I haven't been to the local Waffle House so I don't know if they have such signs here.

    However the Waffle House over on 8th street has a giant "Pete Coors for Senate" sign up so I assume the owner isn't an anti or a liberal. You can also see a "Cash Only" sign on the door from the street (which is the main reason I've never eaten there since I rarely have cash).


    Hmm ... a "no guns allowed" and a "cash only" sign sounds like an invitation to robbery.

    Maybe Justin has eaten there (since he works almost next door).
     
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    Considering that a very specific sign is the ONLY way to ban CC in SC...

    Concealed carry is not banned from the Waffle House in Clemson, SC. Even if their corporate office thinks it is... it isn't.

    I go to Huddle House for those late night snacks anyway. I like the food better and they take Visa.
     
  11. Sam Adams

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    Uh, that's not the point. The same applied to many of the Applebee's restaurants in TX (we have a VERY specific law regarding posting), but they were threatened with a boycott anyway. The simple reason is that you shouldn't support a business that doesn't want you to defend yourself, even if they are stupid or careless in how they implement that policy. There are lots of other places to eat or shop, and companies like this need to be reminded of it.

    Another thing that you need to consider is that the mere fact of such a posting - legally binding or not - makes it far more likely that some miscreant and his demented pals will walk in with a bunch of their own guns to rob the place and its patrons, simply because they don't think that any of you are armed - courtesy of the GFWs (Gun-Fearing Wussies, from Kim DuToit's website) at corporate HQ. So, regardless of whether you personally are able to legally carry there or not, and whether you do, in fact, carry there, such a policy places you (and every other patron and all of the employees) at greater risk.

    No, there's no debate: businesses that can't respect my right to self defense WILL NOT get my dollars. They deserve to go out of business, just as if they posted a sign that said "No Blacks or dogs allowed." The principle is EXACTLY the same. If YOU, a CCH holder, won't defend your own right to self defense, WHO WILL? What's to stop the next business, and the next, and the next, etc. from similarly posting (and eventually they'll all get the signage correct)? Go ahead, don't boycott: you can expect the value of your CCH to decline over time.

    Nothing personal, but your statement reeks of "I've got mine, so who cares about anyone else." Maybe you aren't thinking things through; I hope that this post helps a bit.
     
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    Sam Adams: True enough. Good points.

    Like I said if I suddenly get the craving for breakfast food, I normally go to the Huddle House right down the street. If they have an anti-ccw corporate policy, its not any more posted there than it is at WH.
     
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    Hmmm. News to me. No signs in Thomasville, GA. None along I-10 between Tallahassee and Houston, and I must have stopped at all of them on one trip or another, these last fifteen years.

    Art
     
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    Apparently, several of the posters over at Sigforum have called, and the corporate office has reinforced the policy. I'd like to know what Waffle House is doing to ensure my safety, especially considering that both locations near my house have had shootings in their parking lots in the last year. No signs on either one, but I still won't eat there knowing that the sentiment exists.

    Then again, we're back to the question of avoiding situations in which there's a high potential for violence. There's an iHop right down the road that serves better food at a reasonable price at that hour, and they have a MUCH friendlier attitude toward CCW. I've checked, and seen it in action. Armed Georgia bikers LOVE iHop :) They're well-lit and the clientele is just a bit less shady.

    Given the constant discrimination lawsuits they've been settling here in Georgia, they just don't seem like the kind of company I'd want to support, CCW-friendly or not, and it's not like I like their food, so it's hard to say I'd participate in a boycott, as I already avoid them. That said, I'm for it in spirit, and if there's a petition, I'll gladly sign. Just don't look to me to walk into one flashing my sidearm as a form of "protest."
     
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    Some additional info: If you operate a WH franchise you have to abide by corporate policy. Also when I spoke to a corporate representative for WH they said specificaly " that posted or non posted it is WH policy to forbid the carry of weapons of any sort with the exception of uniformed LEO or off duty LEO with proper I.D." There is a HUGE discussion on this issue at packing.org and SigForums. A lot of people including myself are upset about this. I for one will not give a dime to WH because of this policy. We are fighting a battle for our right to arm ourselves and this is just another small obstacle to deal with.
     
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    Just one more reason to eat a low carb diet!
     
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    Dang it! A Southern institution becoming soft on self-protection!
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  18. El Rojo

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    What in the hell is Waffle House? And why would anyone want to hang out in John Kerry's house?

    El Rojo, No Waffle Houses in the PRK
     
  19. ClonaKilty

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    Si, es verdad, Sr Rojo. Which is a shame in and of itself. Here in KA, we're stuck with Denny's -- a cheap knockoff of true trailer trash dinin'

    Anyway, on with the boycott & the letters. We turned around Applebees and Blockbuster, we can certainly turn around a bunch of rednecks who deep-fry batter for a living.
     
  20. gunsmith

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    I've eaten there when

    When I lived in FL,next time I visit the humid sunny state I'll eat elsewhere.

    One thing though concealed is concealed,we should also not give the GFW's the info they need to post legal signs.
    There was a nitwit who went by the name of "hitman" on packing who called up six flags here in CA and let them know that CA CCW's were packing in the park. sixflags now has metal detectors and a no CCW policy,and lots of gang members...lets not cut our noses to spite our faces,borrow from peter to pay paul...you get my drift..
     
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    While I do not agree with the fact that these, and other, businesses choose to disallow concealed carry in their franchises, it is their right. They shouldnt be villified, IMO...kinda the whole beauty fo freedom thing...you have the right to carry, and they have the right to not allow it on their premises.
     
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    I don't ever do business with anti-Second Amendment bigots.
     
  23. Shanghai McCoy

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    This is old news to some of us.When Oklahoma passed concealed carry,(have I mentioned lately that I miss Oklahoma?)Waffle house made a big deal about the no weapons policy.NBD,the food there is lousy anyway.
     
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    Come on back to the great state, we have plenty of room for ya!
     
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    Their policy may be no concealed firearms, but I've eaten at a local one several times while carrying openly and I was never bothered. There are no signs that I saw either way.
     
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