At that point, Welch told the waitress he was going to leave.
One witness at the restaurant posted the details of the event on Facebook, and it has since gone viral.
“I have a bunch of family members and friends who have been active military and in the military and retired and it hurts my feelings when people disrespect them,” said Micaela Shaw, who was sitting in a booth nearby. “I just wanted to stand up for him.”
Source: Fox News
The owner of the Nicholasville Waffle House released this statement:
“For many years we have had a ‘No Firearms’ policy in place in our restaurants. We continue to believe this is the best policy for the safety of our customers and associates.”
Yes, and when criminals come in and rob and shoot up the place, you will know that they came there knowing that not a person in the place could defend themselves. A Gun Free Zone. Good Move Nicholasville, KY, Waffle House…and now all the bad guys know where to go for an easy take down.
Don’t go to Waffle house then.
All police, military & veterans should boycott them…!
He was an idiot soldier that illegally added a side arm to his uniform. Not only is he in violation of U.S law and the UCMJ.
He was wearing a gun illegally. He has absolutely no authority to add a side arm to his uniform.
If you were being held up or going to be killed you would be very
Glad he was wearing that gun. How do you know it was illegal?
It was illegal for him by the UCMJ to add a sidearm to his uniform. He as as guilty as anyone else.
Civil rights are not the same as amendments Sandra.
But that bakery refused to serve that gay couple so what’s the difference?
Rebecca , you clearly don’t understand that the right to bear arms is only a choice to or not to. Those same rights are still subject to regulation and don’t apply to private businesses which can refuse service if they feel clientele would be at danger or intimidated. He also had no legal right to add a side arm to his uniform. He did so illegally and should be prosecuted for it by ucmj.