Outback may be an Australian-themed steakhouse, but it’s about as American as apple pie in our country. Droves of meat-loving patriots fill their restaurants on a daily basis and with over 1,000 locations, it’s hard not to find one. They’ve risen to popularity, not because of liberals keeping their business afloat, but red-blooded Americans who love a good steak.
President Donald Trump has been good for American businesses with the massive overhaul he’s done to the economy resulting in more jobs, higher wages, tax cuts, and big bonuses for average workers who haven’t seen such a check in years. This allows citizens to go out and enjoy themselves more than before which for some, may be a meal out at the Outback. However, you may want to check your status before you eat there because cops aren’t allowed and it’s all because one whiny patron felt that she was “scared for her life.”
What’s really scary is what happens when police officers aren’t around.
The over-anxious diner, who clearly had to have an agenda she was pushing with her grossly exaggerated fear, was eating at the Outback in Cleveland, Tennessee. While this incident is specific to this location only, the decision of the manager’s proves a massive issue.
The fearful woman was eating when Andrew Ward, an officer with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, came in to join his wife for lunch while he was on break. He explained what happened from there that left him completely in shock – along with every American who supports the men and women in blue who actually have reason to be “scared for their lives” every day on the job. It’s all fun in blaming cops for everything until you need one. Cops don’t pick who they help based on their opinions of the caller, the protect and serve everyone, no matter what, as their duty to the badge and get little respect for it.
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!!!
Outback has contacted us and has apologized for the incident. There was another customer that was “scared for her life” who was seated across from us. This customer also stated that she was afraid because “police are shooting people” and this customer went on to demand to be escorted to her vehicle out of fear of being shot. Again I don’t blame the manager in this situation.
This officer was on duty and if a threat would have entered that restaurant while he and the “scared” woman would have been there, she would have been happy that he did his duty, using his gun, to save her life. Her fear was not real, it was an act to push an irrational agenda against cops.
Perhaps she had something she was trying to hide from him, like drugs on her person causing her to act so irrationally, or was on the run from the law and didn’t want to get caught. These are speculations of course, but while Ward doesn’t blame the manager, she should be held accountable. She was given a choice as to whose side she should take and took the single loud-mouthed irrational patron over the on-duty police officer. It was probably the manager who was afraid for her life as to what would happen if she didn’t side with the crazy anti-gun fool – that’s whose the real threat, not those who protect innocent people against it.
The anti-cop racist attitude left when Trump replaced the president before him who perpetuated this perception. It’s time we turn our attention to people like this irrelevant woman who try to push their agenda on all those around them. An entire restaurant full of people were content and happy to have this officer and his controlled weapon there and probably felt safer because of it.
For Outback’s part, they did issue an apologetic statement on the incident citing that the manager misunderstood their policy on guns. This still doesn’t change the attention that the whiny patron got, which is exactly what she wanted to make her point.