Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wildlife officer Andrew Ward was recently asked to leave an Outback Steakhouse because he was in uniform and carrying his firearms.
Why are national chains so frequently “gun free zones” while small joints are not? The answer has to do with insurance companies.
He posted about the incident on Facebook and it’s since gone viral. Here’s part of the post.
“Well we had a first tonight…. while I was at work tonight (in uniform) I stopped by Outback Steakhouse to eat supper with my wife. I was approached by the manager and asked if I would put my gun in my truck. I let her know that I couldn’t because I was in uniform. She then went and made a call and came back and we were asked to leave because Outback is a gun free zone.
Note: I don’t blame the manager… but this is ridiculous and we will never go back there ever again.
“What is this country coming to? A uniformed Law Enforcement Officer who is sworn to protect and serve the public, is refused service because they have a firearm! I am disgusted and have no other words!!!”