‘Guns Are Welcome’: One Restaurant Bucks a Trend, and Here’s What Happened…


by Gina Cassini | Top Right News

Many businesses have knuckled under to the radical Mike Bloomberg-funded group Moms Demand Action and banned guns from their stores — often with disastrous results.

In May, I reported on a North Carolina restaurant which posted a prominent “No Guns Allowed” sign and was promptly robbed by armed gunmen the very next week.  And 3 Jack-in-the-Box locations suffered robberies and a shooting within 2 weeks of their new corporate policy “requesting” no guns on site. Retailer Target banned guns and saw 3 customers assaulted within 3 days of the new policy.

But one restaurant in East Tennessee took a different approach — and gained quite a few customers.

Sharma Floyd, owner of Shiloh Brew and Chew, adopted a gun-friendly policy after she read about other restaurants banning firearms, WBIR-TV reported.

“[The other restaurant] had put up a sign that said ‘No Weapons Allowed’ and they were robbed at gunpoint two days later,” Floyd recounted. “That got me thinking.”

She posted a “Guns are Welcome” sign on the front door of her establishment about a month ago, and since then, she says business has really picked up.


“I can honestly say I’ve gotten way more support than the one person who really gave me a lot of grief over it,” said Floyd. ”I have had so many customers take pictures of the sign, ask to meet me in person, and thank me.”

“There have been as many as eight people in here at one time who I know for a fact had guns,” Floyd said. “And no one would have known it except I know them personally. They’re law abiding, god fearing, Christian people. And that’s what I stand on. That’s what my restaurant is based on. ”



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