• Oklahoma Self Defense Act

    I read earlier this week that Sonic is asking customers to refrain from bringing guns to its indoor restaurants and patio dining areas. I’m for the Oklahoma Self Defense Act, but I think eating the food at Sonic is more dangerous than going there unarmed. Seriously though, one of the posts on Facebook about this subject kind of rubbed me the wrong way, and that was a post that said, “Why do you need to take a gun to Sonic”?  I wish people who post things like that would consider the scenarios where carrying a weapon might be beneficial. Sadly, most uninformed people believe that people who are license to carry are a threat to everyone around them.

    What immediately came to mind was the McDonalds Massacre on July 18th 1984. James Oliver Huberty entered a McDonalds and killed 21 people. Another incident that happened not to far from where I was living at the time was George Hennard drove his pickup truck through the window of a Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas on October 16, 1991 and opened fire. Hennard killed 24 people and injured 20. So considering that, you tell me, why do you need to take a gun to Sonic?

    All that considered, it really doesn’t bother me that Sonic took that stand. It also doesn’t bother me when restaurant chains, owners, managers, or employees don’t agree with my political views, personal views, or philosophies. As a matter of fact, I don’t care what their stance is on any of the hot topics of today are. I go to a restaurant for the food and that’s pretty much it. If you have good food and good service, I’ll be coming back regardless of what their stance is, and regardless if some group is boycotting or protesting them. I don’t go to restaurants for social or political validation.