Toby Keith’s Restaurant in Virginia Under Fire For Gun Ban


Inside the new Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill in Woodbridge, Va., you’ll find a hamburger called the American Soldier, as well as “All American” apple pie, deep fried pickle sticks and beer. Not welcome inside? Guns.

Yes, the Virginia franchise of the “Boot In Your Ass” country singer’s restaurant chain does not allow customers to carry their guns inside. “While we understand and respect every person’s right to own and bear arms, we at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, with guidance from the State of Virginia and based on insurance regulations, have adopted a no weapons policy,” a message on the establishment’s Facebook page says. “It is our desire to provided a safe, enjoyable and entertaining experience for our patrons and staff.”

While many people have taken to Facebook to express their pleasure with the policy, others are using very colorful language to condemn the restaurant. Here’s a sampling. (Sic throughout.)

  • “Very disappointing. While I don’t need my gun to eat, I don’t know when or where something may or may not happen. So the solution to that is to carry always. Just like having car insurance or health insurance I hope I never need it but I still have it. My gun is my personal safety insurance.”
  • “Toby Keith voted for Obama and hypocritically says he is for troops….. Toby Keith is a traitor.”
  • “SO, law abiding citizens won’t have protection when some armed nutcase or thug walks through a door with. “NO WEAPONS” sign posted and decides some people are going to die today!”
  • “It’s pretty simple, if you are against me being able to exercise my right to protect myself, then I will not visit your establishment. As a law abiding citizen, I already don’t drink when I carry, but I refuse to give money to a company that thinks it has the right to control my rights. I realize Toby Keith probably had nothing to do with the decision as he is just a name on the sign, but he is endorsing this policy by endorsing the company. I cannot buy his merchandise any longer.”
  • “Make sure the criminal that is intent on killing you’re patrons reads the sign………. Not a sign you are very bright Toby Keith”
  • “Okay Toby, just remember to tell your staff when some thug comes in waving a gun around to just point to the sign, I’m sure they’ll leave right away.”
  • “I will never go there. Toby Keith talks about freedom in his music but doesn’t live it. So sad”
  • “I would care if it was Johnny Cash’s restaurant or Hank Williams Sr. or another country singer that made good music (and wrote it themselves). Of course their restaurants would allow guns and only serve whiskey and bloody steaks.This is going to be more of a cobb-salad/Appletini joint where you can listen to all Toby Keith’s pop songs that were written by other people.”
  • “Gun free establishments make me feel unsafe. Most of you commenting in support of this are complete morons.”
  • “You’ve just officially become a Dixie Chick. CONGRATULATIONS.”

– via DCist

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