Uniformed officer asked to leave ‘gun-free’ Outback Steakhouse because of service weapon

Uniformed officer asked to leave ‘gun-free’ Outback Steakhouse because of service weapon

By Alexandra Deabler 

A uniformed officer carrying his service weapon was asked to leave an Outback Steakhouse restaurant because it is a designated “gun-free zone.”

Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency officer Andrew Ward went to Outback Steakhouse to have dinner with his wife Friday evening, he wrote in a public Facebook post.

Ward said in the post that a manager approached him and requested that he put his gun in his truck. Ward told the manager that he could not because he was in uniform and had to have his weapon on his person.

The manager left to make a call, Ward writes, and then returned to ask Ward and his wife to leave because Outback is a “gun free zone.”

Ward noted that he does not “blame the manager,” but was angered by the treatment an armed “uniformed Law Enforcement Officer who is sworn to protect and serve the public” received.

Since Ward posted the incident on Facebook, he said a representative for Outback contacted him and apologized for what they called a mistake.

In a statement to NewsChannel9, the Director of Media and Community Relations for Outback’s parents company, Bloomin Brands, said:

“We’ve always allowed uniformed law enforcement officers to carry their side arms inside our restaurants. A manager made a mistake and we have discussed this with her. We have contacted the guest personally and apologized.”

Ward said the chain told him “there was another customer that was ‘scared for her life’ who was seated across” from the couple, and said “she was afraid because ‘police are shooting people.’”

According to Ward’s post, “This customer went on to demand to be escorted to her vehicle out of fear of being shot.”


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  1. Cal 15 February, 2018, 05:23

    This would not happen to anyone IF all who serve within our government, and yes I do mean LE and military, kept their Oath. Why do I say that? Because there are corrupt cops that do murder, etc using the badge as a “shield” for their destructive behavior and the “good” cops ‘have their backs’ no matter what they do.

    Under the US Constitution those that serve within our government, and yes I do mean LE’s and military, would be doing their duty to DEFEND the natural rights of people to carry weapons. Just like there are bad cops, bad military of all ranks, there are also bad, corrupt people.

    But if all were armed and trained as is REQUIRED by our constitutional republic, the corrupt people, governmental or not, would not be doing as much damage as they are today.

    Plus, unfortunately, we also have corrupt who serve within the “intelligence” agencies that also create false flag events in order to disarm the American people, to create fear, etc. More importantly, if LE’s were doing the duty that they were supposedly created to do, taking over the people’s Militia duties to “free up their time” most of the corrupt who do serve within our government and cause much damage would be arrested, prosecuted, and pay for their crimes.

    Why do I keep pointing to the LE’s, military? Because they are the enforcement arm, they are what throughout history has ALWAYS been used against their own people and others. You (generic “you”) need to be educated in the US Constitution and your own Oath, your Lawful responsibilities because they are already being used against the people at whole, because they just follow orders, just do their jobs as did those in Russia, China, Germany, etc, etc, etc throughout history. The framers required an Oath to the documents, NOT to a person, not to an office, not to an agency – though all others may require it, the SUPREME and first Oath to be kept is the one to the US Constitution and to your own state Constitution (if it applies to the position you are occupying). This was another safety measure taken where all who serve within our government at every level is accountable for their own actions while serving.

    Go read the Oaths at the side here on this page.

    You are the key, because all else within our government of higher ranks, higher offices are corrupt. You ARE REQUIRED to refuse to follow unlawful orders. It really is up to you if the USA is destroyed or not. You are their enforcement arm (until all the robots are out, then they no longer will have to worry about Oath Keepers who defend our nation from them), and if – at this time – you refuse to follow those unlawful orders, if you refuse to go to the unlawful and illegal wars, if you refuse to break and enter into people’s homes, stop them while traveling arrest their children in elementary school for the communists, arrest them for feeding the hungry, etc you will be actually fighting for your country.

    Brookfield Construction Company V. Stewart 284 F Sup. 94: “An officer who acts in violation of the constitution ceases to represent the government.”

    “Right of transit through each state, with every species of property known to constitution of United States, and recognized by that paramount law, is secured by that instrument to each citizen, and does not depend upon uncertain and changeable ground of mere comity.” In Re Archy (1858), 9 C. 47.

    “Traveling is passing from place to place — act of performing journey; and traveler is person who travels.” In Re Archy (1858), 9 C. 47.

    “Sovereignty itself is, of course, not subject to law, for it is the author and source of law; but in our system, while sovereign powers are delegated to the agencies of government, sovereignty itself remains with the people, by whom and for whom all government exists and acts.” Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 U.S. 356

    Then read the Bill of Rights, which is a list of things those that serve within our government MAY NOT DO, or may do ONLY under certain circumstances, and then ONLY in the way that is described.

    Preamble to the Bill of Rights: Congress OF THE United States begun and held at the City of New York, on Wednesday the Fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
    THE Conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution.”

    South Carolina newspaper essay, reprinted in Virginia that urged that any law that had to be enforced by the military was necessarily illegitimate: ““When an Army is sent to enforce Laws, it is always an Evidence that either the Law makers are conscious that they had no clear and indisputable right to make those Laws, or that they are bad [and] oppressive. Wherever the People themselves have had a hand in making Laws, according to the first principles of our Constitution there is no danger of Nonsubmission, Nor can there be need of an Army to enforce them.” (from Oathkeepers)

    If the LE’s today do not believe that they are an army, they need to take another look at what they where, what arms they use, what vehicles, what “other toys” they now use, what methods they are using AGAINST the American people. The agencies that you now work within are exactly what is forbidden to exist by our US Constitution.

    The military that we have today is forbidden by our US Constitution. The actions that the military is doing against foreign nations are UNLAWFUL and treasonous because they are forbidden by the US Constitution. So, yeah, those Generals, etc are committing crimes AGAINST our nation, a coup, in which you are following their orders to destroy our nation.

    “The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances. No doctrine involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government. Such a doctrine leads directly to anarchy or despotism.” The Supreme Court of the United States, 1866

    “Emergency does not create power. Emergency does not increase granted power or remove or diminish the restrictions upon power granted or reserved. The Constitution was adopted in a period of grave emergency. Its grants of power to the Federal Government and its limitations of the power of the States were determined in the light of emergency and they are not altered by emergency.” Home Building & Loan Association v. Blaisdell, 290 U.S. 398, 425 (1934)

    James Madison: “Government is instituted to protect property of every sort; as well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses. This being the end of government, that alone is a just government, which impartially secures to every man, whatever is his own.”

    “As general rule men have natural right to do anything which their inclinations may suggest, if it be not evil in itself, and in no way impairs the rights of others.” In Re Newman (1858), 9 C.
    502.

    “A constitution is designated as a supreme enactment, a fundamental act of legislation by the people of the state. A constitution is legislation direct from the people acting in their sovereign capacity, while a statute is legislation from their representatives, subject to limitations prescribed by the superior authority.” Ellingham v. Dye, 231 U. S. 250.

    Cooley, The General Principles of Constitutional Law, 3rd. ed. (1898), pp. 386-387. (Little & Brown Co.).: “In the construction of these instruments the following rules are actually observed:
    1. The practical construction must be uniform. A constitution does not mean one thing at one time and another at some subsequent time.
    2. The object of construction is to give effect to the intent of the people in establishing the Constitution; it is the intent of the law giver that is to be enforced. But the intent is to be found in the instrument itself. . .”

    “The basic purpose of a written constitution has a two-fold aspect, first securing [not granting] to the people of certain unchangeable rights and remedies, and second, the curtailment of unrestricted governmental activity within certain defined spheres.” Du Pont v. Du Pont, 85 A 724.

    “The constitution of a state is stable and permanent, not to be worked upon the temper of the times, not to rise and fall with the tide of events. Notwithstanding the competition of opposing interests, and the violence of contending parties, it remains firm and immoveable, as a mountain amidst the strife and storms, or a rock in the ocean amidst the raging of the waves.” Vanhorne v. Dorrance, supra.

    I believe that LE’s and military are the key. If they continue to “just follow orders”, “just do their jobs” their actions are treasonous and *terrorist in makeup and implementation. Color of Law is NOT a real law, but is pretend law. Constitutional Law here in this nation is the ONLY real Law. If it is legislation that is not created or written in Pursuance thereof the US Constitution it is NOT Law. So make a choice, but make it an informed one. Quit letting someone of higher rank make the choice for you to be a traitor, *terrorist.

    “To say that one may not defend his own property is usurpation of power by legislature.” O’Connell v. Judnich (1925), 71 C.A.386, 235 P. 664.

    “Owner has constitutional right to use and enjoyment of his property.” Simpson v. Los Angeles (1935), 4 C.2d 60, 47 P.2d 474.

    “Right of property antedates all constitutions. Every person has right to enjoy his property and improve it according to his own desires in any way consistent with rights of others.” People v. Holder (1921), 53 C.A. 45, 199 P. 832.

    Rubinstein v. Collins, 20 F.3d 160, 1990 “Knowing failure to disclose material information necessary to prevent statement from being misleading, or making representation despite knowledge that it has no reasonable basis in fact, are actionable as fraud under law.”
    It is well established law that Fraud vitiates (makes void) any contract that arises from it.

    Dr. Edwin Vieira:
    “This has nothing to do with personalities or subjective ideas. It’s a matter of what the Constitution provides…

    The government of the United States has never violated anyone’s constitutional rights…
    The government of the United States will never violate anyone constitutional rights, because it cannot violate anyone’s constitutional rights. The reason for that is: The government of the United States is that set of actions by public officials that are consistent with the Constitution. Outside of its constitutional powers, the government of the United States has no legitimacy. It has no authority; and, it really even has no existence. It is what lawyers call a legal fiction.

    … the famous case Norton v. Shelby County… The Court said: “An unconstitutional act is not a law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties. It is, in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.” And that applies to any (and all) governmental action outside of the Constitution…”
    What are the defining characteristics of a limited government? They are its disabilities; what it does not have legal authority to do. Look at the First Amendment… What does it do? It guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion. But how does it do that? I quote: “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press” etcetera. “Congress shall make no law;” that’s a statement of an absence of power. That’s a statement of a disability. ”

    ‘Treason’ (Section 2385) and ‘misprision of treason’ (Section 2382)

    *Under Section 802 (Title 18), “domestic terrorism” is defined as involving “acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;” which “appear to be intended–to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (or) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion”. Once Section 802 of the Patriot act was engaged, Section 806 of the act provides the authority to seize “All assets, foreign or domestic–of any individual, entity, or organization engaged in planning or perpetrating any act of domestic or international terrorism against the United States,”

    Dr. Vieira: Therefore, no decision of the Supreme Court can be taken at face value as an infallible authority as to what the Constitution means. Rather, the Constitution determines whether a decision of the Supreme Court is correct or incorrect. And in the final analysis only WE THE PEOPLE can render the Constitution’s meaning certain, because WE THE PEOPLE “ordain[ed] and establish[ed] th[e] Constitution” in the first place; and (as the Supreme Court itself has admitted) “[t]he power to enact carries with it final authority to declare the meaning of the legislation”. Compare the Preamble to the Constitution with Propper v. Clark, 337 U.S. 472, 484 (1949). “

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  2. SheepDog 15 February, 2018, 19:48

    “…and the “good” cops ‘have their backs’ no matter what they do”.
    Painting with a pretty broad brush aren’t you Cal? You should turn off your TV for a bit.

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