Toby Keith under fire for no guns policy at his restaurant chain
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill Virgina location won't allow firearms
Gun-toting fans of singer Toby Keith's fans in Virginia are taking aim at the country star over a no-weapons policy at a restaurant he owns in the state.
The "Beer For My Horses" hitmaker's Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill has a 'No guns permitted' sign posted on the front door, even though state law permits firearms owners to carry weapons in dining establishments, and his stance has upset many potential patrons, who have taken to various social media sites to express their anger over the policy.
One Facebook user wrote, "Exactly when did fans of Toby Keith become dumb enough to think a No Guns allowed sign posted by management would protect them from criminals that don't obey the law to start with? Loved the concerts, but none of my money will ever be spent where I can't defend myself." Another fan added, "No guns allowed? Why does he hate America so much?"
Keith has responded to the controversy in a post on the restaurant's Facebook.com page, writing, "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 provide a safe, enjoyable and entertaining experience for our patrons and staff."
However, not every person is upset about the rule and some have even applauded Keith for his stance, writing, "Hooray for you!!! I'm a Gun Owning (sic) advocate but booze and guns don't mix well so THANK YOU for providing a fun, safe environment."
Hey tod wright, its interesting that you throw around your weight as an ffl holder as if that means you aren't a lowly stinking communist liberal, but that doesn't mean you feel that your income can also depend upon arming up the cops with their guns and ammo and gear long after poor, non influential regular citizens are banned from self defense and sporting activities, I have met several in the past, totally liberal, we got another new one locally thinks he is gonna get a $100k grant to study making silencers for the government and law enforcement for do ray me big time, probably will cause he seems liberal(bad). Just so happens I have an ffl for the last fifteen years myself for collecting 03ffl, and I understand everything about the laws and once gun owners start compromising it is like giving the other side an inch and they take a mile instead every time where as the compromisers lose and inch and then another mile all the time as usual, and I am tired of compromising, and on issues like this, I could care less what other say, liberal or not, compromise means loss.
Besides all this, and apart from why folks are still following this old story from last month, I would just like to know what people think they get from gun bans, and I can tell you, tell you all that folks can care less about making a safe environment, they care only about absolute power, and most places in the world and in history have had weapons control over the populous, but right here in america people like me have paid money in taxes and blood during military service for some sort of ideals that we are "more free than those opposing countries", and I want my return for those sacrifices, I don't like to be lied to, and I sure don't like propaganda, and we all know that gun control is pure propaganda when we are talking gun bannings. Here, let me be clear on my ideas of gun control, that all illegal aliens should be identified and their homes searched for guns and deported, and that in the inner citites that minorities should go through a double check system to verify they have the gun still in six months and haven't had some girlfriend buy it for her ****er boyfriend or relative, and that all gangs should be outlawed by penalty of death, and that good honest decent folks should be able to defend themselves without a stupid propagande court case like what happened to that zimmerman self defender, who was right in blowing away that ****ing hoody wearing thug no matter what his age, I have been beat almost to death in the past, and I feel it everyday, damaged neck, crushed in sinus, damaged hearing, done by black gang thugs robbing me and took three of them, and never again, which is why I carry a concealed weapon with a permit and always will, just so happens I almost got beat by some illegal alien mexicans recently who thought they could rip me out of my car, errrrrr, before they saw the gun, which by the way saved my life, all cause I was gonna report their license plate to the police for almost running down a child., they saw me write down their license plate.
You gun banners, you are murderous dangerous filth praying to a false god in black robes, you can care less about the safety of society, and Husein Obama is your satanic cult leader, metaphorically, haha., And you chant your satanic praises on threads like this in some sort of twisted black mass in homage to your messiah(Obama).
I refuse to sell firearms to perhaps 30% of my potential customers. I have also asked the NRA to strike my name as a lifetime member due to their insistence on not budging to make us all safer by not advocating for a widely expanded background check system.
People seem to think that firearm ownership is a right. Well, they are only partly correct. They gloss over the "well regulated militia" bit--the meaning of this bit is: properly trained and disciplined.
I am no fan of new country, but this Keith fellow has taken the stance most proper to help ensure the safety of all of his patrons.
The founders would likely be appalled by today's weaponry and ease of acquisition.
To Balderdash 24 :
People that want to get even by killing (with whomever/whatever) have a much easier time of it with a gun in their hands. If the suggestion here is he'll do it with a CDL truck instead of a gun so why not give him a gun to begin with and save a bunch of lives is senseless. Unless of course he is going to take all the dead bodies home, put them in the freezer and use them as food. Then it's perfectly acceptable. He should have the right to hunt food with his semi until he has enough ovi's or reckless ops that take his license. Then he'll have to start hunting and killing with his International Harvester. Jeeeeeeez.
Good job Toby Keith in sticking to YOUR guns against
these bunch of ignorant rednecks. The Virginia ignorant rednecks
are much like the ignorant rednecks of my home state of SC and
adopted state of Texas. They want to be able to carry guns and kill **** in the name of God..
Here's to hoping that another ignorant redneck will use a gun on THEIR loved ones. Better
yet, I hope it's a trannie that shoots them.
By Greg Botelho and Josh Levs, CNN
updated 8:23 AM EST, Mon February 4, 2013
“(CNN) -- A former Navy SEAL known for claiming a record number of sniper killings in Iraq was one of two men shot dead at a Texas gun range, allegedly at the hands of a fellow military veteran, officials say.
Chris Kyle, the author of the best-selling "American Sniper," and Chad Littlefield, also a veteran, were gunned down Saturday afternoon on the grounds of the expansive Rough Creek Lodge and Resort in Glen Rose, Texas, southwest of Fort Worth, law enforcement officials said.”
Again, Louise, NOT a "Gun Free" zone.
To The MSN Team: You obviously either missed my original writing or missed the whole point. I never made a call
to arms. I just said it's naive to believe a "no gun" sign on your' business makes it safer. Quite the opposite, it just
insures that no law abiding citizen will be able to defend their self. I'm not specifically talking about Toby Keith's.
You may also recall, after the Newtown killed his Mom he went straight to a 'GUN FREE' place so he could kill a
If his Mom & the shooting range incident proved anything that needs looking at; it's mental health & that
people should not be providing access to guns for people with known mental issues !
(The mother bought the guns as a means to reach out to her son.)
“‘The NPR of Gun Clubs’: Liberal Gun Club Exists, Hates NRA
by Josh Feldman | 7:57 pm, January 2nd, 2014
The first thing you need to know about the Liberal Gun Club is that aside from general agreement on expansive Second Amendment rights, they have nothing in common with and don’t wish to be associated with the NRA. As one member put it, “We make ourselves a special place where we don’t have to hear about the ‘Kenyan Muslim socialist’ in the White House.”
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