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  1. Outback makes on-duty officer leave

    Well we had a first tonight.... while I was at work tonight (in uniform) I stopped by Outback Steakhouse to eat supper with my wife. I was approached by the manager and asked if I would put my gun in my truck. I let her know that I couldn’t because I was in uniform. She then went and made a call and came back and we were asked to leave because Outback is a gun free zone.
    Note: I don’t blame the manager... but this is ridiculous and we will never go back there ever again.

    What is this country coming to? A uniformed Law Enforcement Officer who is sworn to protect and serve the public, is refused service because they have a firearm! I am disgusted and have no other words!!!

    Outback has contacted us and has apologized for the incident. There was another customer that was “scared for her life” who was seated across from us. This customer also stated that she was afraid because “police are shooting people” and this customer went on to demand to be escorted to her vehicle out of fear of being shot.

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  3. This happened in Cleveland, TN.

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  4. Well I'm happy to say that I'll never give Outback another penny!

    A place that caters to a ridiculous snowflake over a uniformed LEO?!? No thanks.

    I'd be happy to cook much better food for you and your wife if you are ever in the Philly area! Unlike Outback, I use more than just salt when I cook :)

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    So you don't blame the manager, and Outback has apologized on a corporate level, but you're still not ever going back there? In essence, there's nothing Outback could do to resolve your disgust, right?

    Now you know how the rest of open carrying America feels. I just don't go into anti-gun establishments, but if I ever did just to make a point about the fact that they are anti-gun, I'd simply video-record my visit and their request that I leave, and after I make a statement about their anti-gun status for the record, I'd slide out the door never to return and then post the video on YouTube so that everyone could benefit from the proof that they are indeed anti-gun. I figure denying them my patronage is all the message I personally need to send them though, so that will likely never happen.

    This really isn't an open carry issue though, is it? It's more a LEO Encounters issue, only from the opposite perspective than most of the rest of us would ever be posting from. You're mad because your badge and costume don't give you rights that the rest of us don't have. Boo-freakin'-hoo.

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    No one has ever heard me say that I "hate" cops, because I don't. This is why I will never trust one again though: You just never know...

  6. Quote Originally Posted by BluesStringer View Post
    So you don't blame the manager, and Outback has apologized on a corporate level, but you're still not ever going back there? In essence, there's nothing Outback could do to resolve your disgust, right?

    Now you know how the rest of open carrying America feels. I just don't go into anti-gun establishments, but if I ever did just to make a point about the fact that they are anti-gun, I'd simply video-record my visit and their request that I leave, and after I make a statement about their anti-gun status for the record, I'd slide out the door never to return and then post the video on YouTube so that everyone could benefit from the proof that they are indeed anti-gun. I figure denying them my patronage is all the message I personally need to send them though, so that will likely never happen.

    This really isn't an open carry issue though, is it? It's more a LEO Encounters issue, only from the opposite perspective than most of the rest of us would ever be posting from. You're mad because your badge and costume don't give you rights that the rest of us don't have. Boo-freakin'-hoo.

    Blues
    What crawled up your behind today? Or are you always this polite when you weren't even provoked?

  7. Quote Originally Posted by IceDragon View Post
    Well we had a first tonight.... while I was at work tonight (in uniform) I stopped by Outback Steakhouse to eat supper with my wife. I was approached by the manager and asked if I would put my gun in my truck. I let her know that I couldn’t because I was in uniform. She then went and made a call and came back and we were asked to leave because Outback is a gun free zone.
    Note: I don’t blame the manager... but this is ridiculous and we will never go back there ever again.

    What is this country coming to? A uniformed Law Enforcement Officer who is sworn to protect and serve the public, is refused service because they have a firearm! I am disgusted and have no other words!!!

    Outback has contacted us and has apologized for the incident. There was another customer that was “scared for her life” who was seated across from us. This customer also stated that she was afraid because “police are shooting people” and this customer went on to demand to be escorted to her vehicle out of fear of being shot.
    I don't give business to anti gunners with signs. Makes it really easy to decide on where my money gets spent. By our laws here they could only ask me to leave anyway which I would gladly do if I inadvertently walked into a business where I missed the sign. There's about a zero percent chance they'd know i was carrying but that's not the point.

    If a business, which would likely call the police immediately if they had an unruly patron or a robbery, chooses to not allow police in under any other circumstances, I'd be inclined to tell them to stuff it as customer. I did not know Outback was a gun free zone but I don't eat there either. That's just hypocrisy IMO. That customer needs a therapist. They would also call a cop if they needed help so their whole act, their safe space behavior, and "look at me" attitude is laughable. They are in a restaurant full of people for Pete's sake.

    If I get pulled over by a LEO, I get more wary than I ever have in my life though. Most of it has to do with my auto license plate being linked to my legal carry status by databases, some of it has to do with younger cops being less than well trained, and in some cases I think police think they're rights usurp my own and I have seen that myself. I have family that are LEOs (they carry their duty weapon 100% of the time in and out of uniform) and though my above points are not the case with them, they have told me anecdotally that their colleagues have a fear of citizens legally carrying firearms Outback makes on-duty officer leaveOutback makes on-duty officer leave. There's plenty of real criminals not carrying for good reasons and I resent being put in the same category.

    The LEO's at my club all seem like good guys but it's sort of a controlled environment and I'm not pulled over to the side of a road by my lonesome either. I wouldn't go to an Outback based solely on their gun policy and your decision as a LEO based on your experience is your decision and I get it. I ate there once when I was in Guam and don't feel like I am missing much. Regardless, they should let all legal carriers of firearms in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdiorio View Post
    What crawled up your behind today? Or are you always this polite when you weren't even provoked?
    The truth is neither polite nor impolite - it simply is. Nothing I said was an opinion that I lied about or exaggerated in any way. I told the truth as I know it.

    My hemorrhoids are flarin' up a bit, but other than that, nothin' untoward happening in or out of my behind. I'd prefer if you weren't thinkin' about my behind though. That would be the polite thing to do. LOL
    No one has ever heard me say that I "hate" cops, because I don't. This is why I will never trust one again though: You just never know...

  9. Quote Originally Posted by BluesStringer View Post
    The truth is neither polite nor impolite - it simply is. Nothing I said was an opinion that I lied about or exaggerated in any way. I told the truth as I know it.

    My hemorrhoids are flarin' up a bit, but other than that, nothin' untoward happening in or out of my behind. I'd prefer if you weren't thinkin' about my behind though. That would be the polite thing to do. LOL
    You assumed he is just mad because his badge didn't give him a special pass. That's not a fact. You truly are a sad little person aren't you. Have a little respect for humans.

    I truly hope you experience something in your life that helps you take a step back in life and realize that your opinions are not facts. LEO's can also be firearms & 2A enthusiasts. So get a life and stop acting like the hemorrhoids on your "behind". You are the reason forums get a bad name and you stop people from sharing their experiences for fear of some loser belittling their thoughts. LEOs are allowed to be upset about a firearms related experience too, you aren't special.

    Didn't you have a mother to teach that if you don't have something nice to say, say nothing at all? If not, I just shared the advice, heed it.

  10. If LEO’s are not allowed because of an insecure customer sincerely felt threatened, then maybe all civilians who fear the the presence of a gun should have to register as a “do not sent any LEO to save me data base”. Also any business who post “NO GUNS ALLOWED” LEO’s should not respond to any type of 911 calls.

    Problem solved!!


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  11. I am not the one who was asked to leave. I simply posted this to make everyone aware of what Outback did. In an update from a local news station, Outback is kissing the officer's ass over this, and issued an apology to the officer. Corporate has also made a public statement that the manager made a mistake. The only mistake the manager made, was in not asking the snowflake customer to sit down, shut up and mind her own damn business. Needless to say, the parking lot at this particular Outback has been rather empty all day. If it stays empty long enough, either they will drop the anti-gun BS, or they close. As there is a lot of old money in Cleveland, and a LOT of permit holders there, from past experience, their doors will close way before the sign comes down.

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