North Carolina restaurant BEGS to be robbed at gunpoint—other restaurants safe

My good friend former State Senator Bill Richardson promised he would give anyone that wanted a free sign for their door or front window. The sign would say,” NO GUNS IN THIS HOUSE”. His theory was let criminals hit an easy target, the defenseless, who are proud of being defenseless. Criminals are not totally dumb. Why go into a house that might have weapons when you can go into a house knowing there are no weapons?

The same goes for businesses like restaurants.   In Killeen, Texas years ago a woman with a gun stopped a mass killing by shooting a gunman. In North Carolina a business put in their front window a sing, “NO GUNS ALLOWED”. They got robbed at gunpoint by three criminals with no worries.

“If somebody is going to rob or shoot up a Chipotle, for instance, they’re not going to care that they cannot (or have been politely asked not to) bring a gun onto the premises. Criminals are not going to submit to background checks. They’ll use straw purchases or just buy a gun from an illegal source. All these policies and laws do is make it harder for legal gun owners to protect themselves.”

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NC Restaurant With “No Weapons” Sign Robbed at Gunpoint

Christine Rousselle, Townhall, 5/21/14

North Carolina restaurant The Pit was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday. Normally, local crime stories like this wouldn’t merit a Townhall post, but this one is different: The Pit has a “no weapons” sign displayed prominently on its door declaring the restaurant a gun-free zone, and bans patrons from carrying concealed weapons.

Authorities said just before 9 p.m. Sunday, three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant through the back doors with pistols, and forced several staff members to lie on the floor.

The bandits assaulted two employees during the crime, but they were not seriously injured.

What groups like Everytown for Gun Safety or Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America seem to have an issue grasping is that criminals have no respect for the law by nature of being criminals. Criminals aren’t going to be stopped by a “no guns allowed” sign. If somebody is going to rob or shoot up a Chipotle, for instance, they’re not going to care that they cannot (or have been politely asked not to) bring a gun onto the premises. Criminals are not going to submit to background checks. They’ll use straw purchases or just buy a gun from an illegal source. All these policies and laws do is make it harder for legal gun owners to protect themselves.

While I am thankful nobody was hurt, this certainly harms the narrative that “gun free” places are safe places.

 

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Comments

  1. That’s why you display the large sign in your front yard that states:
    “PROUD MEMBER OF THE NRA”

  2. askeptic says

    “NO GUNS ALLOWED”
    —but I could be lying—

  3. Richard Rider says

    If a bad guy enters my home and I can retrieve one of my loaded weapons, I will (if given the chance) inform him that this is a ‘gun free zone’ for interlopers. The penalty for an armed intruder is summary execution — we REALLY need new carpeting!

  4. I say let those who are proud to deny others the right to carry suffer the consequences of their own obstinacy, if their biz or home is robbed and they have a no guns allowed sign to advertise their available prey status then let it happen and then fine them for making everyone else pay for their ignorance…..

  5. Richard Rider says

    Steve, I think you’ve forgotten the story of the Killian cafeteria massacre. The cafeteria forbid customers to carry weapons. A madman broke in and massacred 23 helpless people.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luby's_massacre

    What made the story all the more tragic is that a woman (Suzanna Hupp) and her father dutifully left their legal carry firearms in the car. They could have ended the massacre, or at least fought back. The father charged the guy and was executed. The daughter them became an ELOQUENT spokesperson for the right to carry, and was later elected to the Texas state legislature.

    Indeed the Texas legislature then changed the law so businesses could NOT ban such legal firearms. Her riveting 5 minute speech at a Congressional hearing is one that everyone should hear — more than once.

  6. Treva Bennett says

    Who among us wishes to be a soft defenseless target or collateral damage? What a harebrained idea.

  7. Ca Loser says

    What I would like to know is how many politicians, that are anti guns, have a CCP and/or armed guards protecting them? San Francisco is a Gun Free Zone. Lets see how it works out when only cops and criminals have guns. My money is on the criminals , cops are only good for taking reports after the crime. You want my gun? NO.

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