North Carolina Restaurant With “No Weapons” Sign Robbed At Gunpoint

May 22, 2014 11:40 amViews: 136

No weapons zone North Carolina restaurant gets robbed


If you were a criminal and decided to use a firearm in the commission of a crime, would you go to a place where you knew people were carrying guns or were unsure they were, or would you go to a place that was designated a "gun free zone" to commit your crime?

Unfortunately, the powers that be making our gun laws and those that abide by that same philosophy can't seem to figure out that criminals prefer unarmed citizens. The perfect example here is a North Carolina restaurant called The Pitt which had a "no weapons" sign in the window of their establishment, and was promptly robbed at gunpoint this past week.

Most criminals don't really want to go to jail and most don't want to get shot, but if they are going to do their dastardly deeds, they will at least seek out the place that is safest for themselves.

When will we ever learn?

Read more below from Townhall:

North Carolina restaurant The Pit was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday. Normally, local crime stories like this wouldn’t merit a Townhall post, but this one is different: The Pit has a “no weapons” sign displayed prominently on its door declaring the restaurant a gun-free zone, and bans patrons from carrying concealed weapons.

Authorities said just before 9 p.m. Sunday, three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant through the back doors with pistols, and forced several staff members to lie on the floor.

The bandits assaulted two employees during the crime, but they were not seriously injured.

What groups like Everytown for Gun Safety or Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America seem to have an issue grasping is that criminals have no respect for the law by nature of being criminals. Criminals aren’t going to be stopped by a “no guns allowed” sign. If somebody is going to rob or shoot up a Chipotle, for instance, they’re not going to care that they cannot (or have been politely asked not to) bring a gun onto the premises. Criminals are not going to submit to background checks. They’ll use straw purchases or just buy a gun from an illegal source. All these policies and laws do is make it harder for legal gun owners to protect themselves.

While I am thankful nobody was hurt, this certainly harms the narrative that “gun free” places are safe places.

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