I know many of you have already seen this site, the goal of which is to list those restaurants that have signs posted forbidding the lawful concealed carry of firearms by patrons.
Many of you have already commented there, as well. Good show.
The most recent post contains the following quote from Wendi Thomas, a Commercial Squeal columnist (with a hilarious work history, BTW) who seems to have implanted her larynx directly into her rectum:
The other side will argue that folks without permits are probably packing at restaurants right now — and I need law-abiding, pistol-packing vigilantes to protect me.
But in 37 years of dining out, I have not been shot. Nor have I had to gaze at a firearm while I eat. And I like it that way.
I love this gem, at the bottom of Thomas’s most recent post – Reasoned Discourse, AWAY!
REMINDER: If you think guns and alcohols and restaurants are a good idea, don’t bother commenting here. Go start your own site. Seriously. Comments are moderated and I won’t be approving anything that isn’t in the vein of who this site is designed for. Looking for a toilet to complain – the CA’s comment boards are free and open to you. Whizz away.
So our comments which don’t subscribe to her fingers-in-the-ears logic are excrement? Mmhm.
Granted, everyone has say over what will and won’t be posted on their website, but I have to commend the moderator of SafeRestaurants for at least leaving opposing viewpoints in the comment section.
Wendi has never earned anything but indifference from me, until now. Now? She has earned my contempt.
For posterity’s sake, in case comments start disappearing, I’ll post my response to the first quote here:
Yet another case of someone not reading the law before commenting on it…
Concealed carry means you would be no more likely to “gaze at a firearm” while eating than before. And being inside a restaurant (or in a hospital, or on a college campus, or in a state park…) makes a lawful gun owner no more likely to shoot someone than they would be if they were walking down the street.
In fact, I think you’re more likely to accidentally bite your tongue while dining than you are to actually see a firearm while you’re out, regardless of your location.
Guns are not magical things that turn any holder into a bloodthirsty madman (or mad-woman). They’re simply tools, and very effective ones, for self-defense. Any place that puts the value of my life lower than that of their most popular entree is not a place in which I will be doing any business.
I mean it, too. I will be subscribing to Wendi’s site, as well as the SafeRestaurant site, only to get information on places where I know my money is not as welcome as the money of those who would just as soon roll over and take it than actually stand up for themselves in any context.