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Man shoots in self defense, gets suspended.

  1. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago
  2. rmr profile image87
    rmrposted 8 years ago

    I'm no gun nut, but I know from experience that you need some kind of protection in a job like this. It is far more dangerous a job than most people suspect. I delivered pizzas for a while in "another life", and endured several robbery attempts. Fortunately, I possessed the training to survive these situations without using a firearm. But, lacking that, I think you shoud be able to defend yourself one way or another. Perhaps I have been jaded by my own experiences though.

  3. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    I think it's nuts, and will be 'talking with my wallet' so to speak.  I do not approve of having a firearm in my own home (no matter the fact that this crosseyed gamer girl is an expert marksman) but if you are properly trained in the severe situations which may require the carry of a firearm for self defense purposes, no company should be allowed to fire you.

    The gun laws are set in place in such a fashion that, unless obtained illegally, every firearm is accounted for and matched with a person.  In both the cases of this type of situation, Pizza Hut has fired/suspended their employees regardless of both cases being self defensive uses of legal, registered firearms.

    I called the number in that blog and you better believe I won't be spending a dime at Pizza Hut until they get their ducks in a row.  You can't just send Joe the delivery guy out to the middle of nowhere with a hot pizza as his shield and sword.  It doesn't work.

  4. rmr profile image87
    rmrposted 8 years ago

    Well put. I should have added that I have called to voice my opinion as well as my intent to boycott. I hope people are jamming the phone lines by now.

  5. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Not that I buy their pizza at all cause I find it not too tasty smile

    But I think they can require their employees to not bare firearms while on duty. But - then they have to instruct their employees to give up whatever money they have without any fight, too...

  6. thecounterpunch profile image56
    thecounterpunchposted 8 years ago

    Gun should be forbidden for everyday life. The Pizza Guy shouldn't have be threatened with a gun in the first place but it is his personal responsability to have a gun himself not his employer's responsability.

    Guns should only be allowed when a government become a fascist state because the first thing that a fascist state does is to confiscate guns. That's what Hitler and Mussolini did.

    The problem is people don't distinguish between the two cases and will blindly accept that Guns be forbidden for every case just because of "Pizzas stories".

  7. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Ha, welcome back, buddy! big_smile

  8. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    The whole point of the story and commentary I linked in my original post is that it's wrong that this fellow, as well as the gentleman who received national press in 2004 for being fired by Pizza Hut for defending himself, are being told basically they can't carry, no matter what danger they may face or the fact that they're fully legally carrying these weapons.

    Can we please not turn this into an anti-government propaganda thread?