Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Another place I can't do business with any more.

One of my favorite cheap chinese buffet joints in Martinsburg, WV.
I liked them for lunch, but they just put up a new sign:
I do notice that it specifically singles out open-carry, as if that's somehow been a particular problem in the past. I've open-carried there previously, and I've never been aware of any issues. Maybe I didn't tip well enough? Or is this because I never take my newspaper with me when I leave? I feel unwelcome and unappreciated, so I guess I'll just have to go find somewhere else to dine.

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  1. Make sure they know why you're dining elsewhere. It probably won't make them change their policy but I always feel better politely letting business know why I won't be patronizing them anymore.

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  2. Somebody probably saw a gun and it was all scary and made them want to wet their little panties so they complained because we can't expect their little eyes to be so offended.

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  3. It's more than likely to keep all the yahoos who can't qualify to carry concealed and have something to prove by walking in all attitude like "Wish I was John Wayne" and for the idiot customers who wig out if they even see the outline of a gun. Cuz you know it might accidentally fall out of the holster (or sweatpant tuck as it may be) and go off spontaneously. It's sad, but it's what businesses need to do to appease the liberal idiots. If you have the option to conceal carry (which I am sure you do), do it and stick it to the man with the quiet knowledge that you are..but don't take it out on the Kung Po Chicken. ;-)

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    1. I have to wonder as well. I know that in this area we have a cadre of goobers who are very extreme on their right to carry both pistols and rifles openly and I can't help but think that they might be the cause of this, especially since this is a buffet and that group seems to be comprised exclusively of very obese people, based upon my encounter with them at their booth at the last county fair. And they were all obnoxious in that if you did not support them 100%, they consider you to be "the enemy" right along with Obama and Joe Manchin.

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  4. It is time to find a new lunch spot.
    Then let management know why they lost your business.

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  5. I had mixed emotions about places that post against firearms, open or concealed. But then I remembered that they are allowed, under the law, to do so - and it would be hypocritical of me to discriminate against them for exercising their legal rights, since that's our rallying cry in the first place.

    But I speak only for myself; each must do as his/her conscience dictates - and I certainly understand why you'd want to avoid such a business.

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  6. Rev,
    They do have that right, and they are allowed to make that business decision. We, however, also have a right to take our business there or elsewhere. Well, we did until Obamacare came about, anyhow.

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  7. Huh, I wonder what would happen if I owned a business and posted a sign "No openly gay or closet individuals allowed"?

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    1. Well for one thing, I suspect that many of the same people who applaud the ban on gun owners would be camped out in front of your house and demanding that the full power of government be used to totally crush you.

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  8. Take the time to tell them WHY you aren't coming back.

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  9. That sucks.

    We hold our Rifle club meetings in a Chinese place and carry in all sorts of firearms, hold them up, talk about them and pass them around and nobody has complained. I live in Ill-Annoyed and we aren't allowed to carry yet.

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  10. The owners of that Chinese buffet must come from the mainland side (PRC) of China. Never met a ROC/Taiwanese business-owner that would turn down a dollar from a hard core conservative American.

    And Rev Paul? It was A&E's right to can Phil Robertson in support of the LGBT agenda. It was our right to boycott A&E and their advertisers.

    No problem respecting a business' right to hang a "no guns allowed" sign up. Zero problem. In fact, I kinda like it. It lets me know exactly who I DON'T need to be doing business with in the first place.

    --AOA

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  11. Hey Murphy,
    You can respectfully ask them about that sign, I have heard of certain anti-gun groups that would place stickers on businesses without their knowledge. Perhaps it was placed there in such a manner. If they placed it, respectfully ask why and let them know that they are running off a significant amount of their clientele. Perhaps you can have them change their mind?

    Respectfully

    Bob the diplomat

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  12. Open carry creeps me out for the reasons mentioned by MTL. So many slack-jaws around here haven't the sense of a sheep nor do they keep up their gun training etc. etc. etc.

    Before all of Murphy's readers jump all over me as some kind of gun-hating wet-pantie person, I'm not that. Just ask Murphy.

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  13. Maybe you shouldn't go there anymore because of their health inspection score.

    http://www.bchealthdept.org/documents/SKMBT_28314012416523.pdf

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  14. they can refuse you service for your 2 nd amendment right and state law...but can NOT refuse you service for your 1 st amendment right of their religious beliefs.....pick and choose is what the past 30 years of politicians have brought us to.....soon....Semper Fi

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  15. I'm not as likely to boycott a business for posting "no open carry". If they post a "No firearms" sign, then fine, I'll go elsewhere or do without whatever they were selling. But no open carry allows for concealed carry and doesn't prevent me from pulling out my shirt tail and continuing through the door.

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