Country music star Toby Keith, who has spoken in support of unfettered access to small-penis-compensating killing devices, and who has performed at National Fecking Rifle Association events, has managed to do something smart (from my point of view). Of course, in doing so, he's managed to piss off all his Bible-thumpin', hooker-humpin' sister-marryin', rifle-rack-in-the-pickmup, duck f***in', toothless, mouth breathin' cohorts.
He has started a chain of restaurants, called "I Love This Bar and Grill" (or as the locals say, "Y'all hold mah beer an watch this"). His location in Woodbridge, VA, has a sign on the front door.
"NO GUNS PERMITTED."
Via Huffington Post:
The gun friendly state permits citizens to openly carry firearms into restaurants and bars, but state laws offer no legal guidance on drinking while openly carrying a gun. Drinking while carrying a concealed weapon is prohibited.
Additionally, Virginia state law allows bar and restaurant owners to ban weapons from the premises, as long as they prominently display a gun-free sign in the establishment. However, “No Firearm” signs in Virginia do not carry the force of law unless the property is specifically mentioned in state law as off limits to individuals with a permit or license to carry.
Virginia is one of six states -- the others, not surprisingly are Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Arizonastan -- that explicitly allows loaded guns in bars. Another 18 (as of 2010) allow loaded weapons in restaurants that serve alcohol. Michael Drescher, a spokesman for Governor Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, a Democrat, said “Guns and alcohol don’t mix; that’s the bottom line.” Governor Bredesen vetoed the bill, but his veto was overridden by the gun-totin' hillbillies down there.
The furor spurred a response by the restaurant, explaining, “While we understand and respect every person’s right to own and bear arms, we at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, with guidance from the State of Virginia and based on insurance regulations, have adopted a no weapons policy. It is our desire to provided a safe, enjoyable and entertaining experience for our patrons and staff.”
One Bubba who disagreed said this, “I’ll never eat here. Lawfully armed and spending my money elsewhere.” I'm sure Chick-Fil-A has no problem with heavily armed drunks, as long as they love the Sweet Baby Jebus.
Whatever his rationale, trying to keep drunk rednecks away from guns is a Good Thing.
On the other hand, I find it interesting that Keith is all in favor of packing heat, even when schnockered... except when it's HIS name that's likely to be listed as a defendant. Maybe now he'll start trying to get the rest of the hicks down there disarmed (even a little bit).
It's amazing how these mouth-breathing, toothless, moronic LOSERS turn on their own.