Change Of Heart

My grandfather used to say “the wheel that squeals the loudest gets the grease first” and there certainly appears to be a lot of truth in that saying for sure.

Awhile back I wrote a short piece on the banishment of firearms in a local eatery where I live.  The owner of this establishment stated that he did not wish for his patrons to carry a firearm into his business.  My position on it was I did not like it, and I called for a boycott of this eatery because of their position on firearms.  I published it here and I put it on webpages across Oklahoma.  This was some 30 days ago or possibly longer.

Yesterday while in town on some chores, I noted that the sign on the door has come down, and it appears that the owner of this establishment has changed his mind.  Nothing gets to them faster than empty tables or hitting them in the checkbook.  If the truth were known, most owners of business could care less about open carry gun laws, the bottom-line is where they are, always have been, always will be.

Believe it or not, boycott’s work, public opinion (at least here) still counts for something. 

Here is one more thing, then we will move on.

On Sunday, 2 days after the CT school shooting, a man went to a restaurant in San Antonio to kill his ex-girlfriend. After he shot her, most of the people in the restaurant fled next door to a theater. The gunman followed them and entered the theater so he could shoot more people.

He started shooting and people in the theater started running and screaming. It’s like the Aurora, CO theater story plus a restaurant.  Now aren’t you wondering why this isn’t a lead story in the national media along with the school shooting?

There was an off duty county sheriff’s deputy at the theater. She pulled out her gun and shot the man 4 times before he had a chance to kill anyone. So since this story makes the point that the best thing to stop a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun, the media is treating it like it never happened. Only the local media covered it.   The city gave her a medal  …  Just thought you’d like to know.



Related:  The Wrong Diner