Gun show promoter takes time out to chase down "no-guns" signs
To residents of southwest Ohio, the name Goodman is synonymous with some of the best gun shows in the state.
But Buckeye Firearms Association has long been familiar with the fact that the men involved in Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows are also pro-gun activists who stay intimately involved with the daily battle to protect and defend our Constitutional right to bear arms.
Dave Goodman took the time to email a local restaurant about a newly-posted "no-guns" sign, and the following correspondence from the 17-store Donato's Pizza chain proves it was time well spent.
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008
From: Terrence Ryan
To: Dave Goodman
Subject: Donatos Pizza
Thanks for taking the time to write letting us know your dissatisfaction with the No Handgun Posting you saw at our N. Main St. location in Dayton. Let me apologize for the inconvenience it caused you.
My name is Terrence Ryan, and I am one of the District Supervisors for the Dayton Area Donatos Pizza Franchisee, Todd Rogers.
He is currently on vacation, and I wanted to let you know his position on this matter. I was with him at another location, when the No Handgun Posting matter came up. His position for all 17 local Donatos, is that he does not want the signs posted, and if they are up, to have them removed.
During a recent re-imaging of some of our interior branding elements, Donatos Corporate made these signs available for use. They did not recommend their use, they simply made them available for use as part of a comprehensive sign package. Several of our GM's, without clarifying our local policy, simply put up the signs without considering the implications.
I have circulated your recent e-mail to our other District Supervisors and are having them check their locations, and where necessary, take the signs down where they might have inadvertently been put up.
We are aware that Concealed Weapon Permit Holders have gone through rigorous testing and background checks, and we certainly welcome their, as well as your, business at any of our Dayton area locations.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at 937.477.XXXX.
Again thanks for letting us address your concerns.
Viking Group, Inc.
dba Donatos Pizza
Meanwhile, in Iowa (and in your hometown):
"We have policy against carrying weapons," Vonnie Walbert, vice president of human resources at Pizza Hut's corporate offices in Dallas told the paper for a March 28 story. "We prohibit employees from carrying guns because we believe that that is the safest for everybody."
Certainly safest for the criminals who attack Pizza Hut's employees, anyways...
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