You know whats great? The Second Amendment. You know what else is great? Waffles. Combine the two and add a dash of robbery and you get a badass story like this. A criminal loaded up his AK-47 and dropped in on a Waffle House to do some robbing. I know what you’re thinking. A Waffle House? Really? It’s no Helzberg Diamonds. Sure, they’re not housing diamonds, but delicious waffles… Which, some would argue, are of equal import.
The thing is, Waffle House doesn’t have heightened security. Or any security, really. Risk of diabetes doesn’t exactly ward off criminals. In fact many a WaHo enforce strict no-gun policies. Makes criminal activity easier when not even a cop can carry his gun inside the place. So this robber? He showed up for that sweet, unprotected dough. Not the leavened kind, you glutton. The kind that’s nested in the wallets of innocent people.
Yeah, one concealed-carry wielding waffle patron wasn’t having any of that.
About 2:30 a.m. Thursday, police were called to the Waffle House in the 1500 block of North Beckley Avenue, where they found a man shot in the parking lot. Customers told police that the man had come into the restaurant, armed with an AK-47, and robbed numerous people as well as the business.
One customer, who was legally carrying a concealed handgun, followed the robber into the parking lot… The customer called out to the robber, who turned and pointed the rifle at him, police said. The customer then shot the robber several times.
It’s worth noting that this good guy with a gun managed to take down an armed thief AND he did it outside the establishment. You know, so as not to break their stupid gun rules. Then he probably walked back inside, sat down, and finished his waffles. That’s class.
The stupid thing about this? If the robbery-stopper had seen the sign saying “no guns allowed” and left his CC at home, this situation would have played out a lot differently. Less waffle eating and more dead being.
Waffle House and their stupid no-gun policy draws a perfect parallel to our country’s current situation. Did their anti-gun rules stop the criminal from waltzing in with an AK-47? Nay. He’s a criminal. He doesn’t follow the rules.
All their policy does is make it harder for law-abiding people to protect themselves. You know, kind of exactly how “common sense” gun control laws stomp all over people’s right to defend themselves. Also, their right to eat waffles without getting robbed and shot in the face.