So, the owner of a new barbeque place in North Carolina, Greg Hatem, posts his establishment “NO GUNS” with a custom-made sign designed to make gun owners feel extra unwelcome.
Apparently Greg hates ’em when it comes to guns.
A few days later, some thugs figure it’s a good spot for a hold up and not only commit an armed robbery, but they beat the employees as well. Be sure to mosey on over and check out the surveillance video of the attack. The media described the vicious attack by three armed black men in hoodies who terrorized the staff. One staff member was taken to the hospital.
The anti-gun owner, Greg Hatem, is offering a $2000 reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
Hey Greg? Free advice. Take the sign down and you’ll better “take care” of your employees and customers.
Sean Sorrentino wrote this about the restaurant and its signs at NC Gun Blog:
This isn’t just a simple case of some unthinking restauranteur slapping up an anti-gun sign. This is a political statement. He’s very clearly saying “The Legislature bans guns in their workplace, why are they allowing them in mine?” He’s trying to make the case for it being hypocrisy. Well I have three questions for him
- Does The Pit Authentic Barbecue offer the same level of armed security that the NC Legislature and the NC State Capitol offer?
- Are there armed police officers hired to stand guard patrolling The Pit Authentic Barbecue the same way there are armed police officers hired to stand guard on the NC Legislative Building and the NC State Capitol?
- How does your insurance company feel about you assuming the responsibility for the safety of your patrons by prohibiting lawful self defense and banning ALL weapons in your restaurant?
Well stated, Sean.
Oh, and there’s more! Also via Sean Sorrentino:
Also, his original “The Pit Authentic Barbecue” in Raleigh was the host restaurant for Gabby Giffords’ anti-gun carpetbagger tour last July. They lied to us back then and said “We host all sorts of political functions. We don’t mean to take sides.” Yeah, right.
So the next time you’re in North Carolina, make sure to steer clear of Greg Hatem’s “The Pit Authentic Barbecue” restaurants or you might get a free pistol whipping with your order.