February 22, 2013

“VA Pizza Shop Offers 15% Discount to Anyone Who Brings in a Gun or Concealed Carry Permit”

Making it, as Moonbattery notes, “the world’s safest pizza shop.”

Which may be a bit of an overstatement.  Because we all know that now the chances of a gun being used to accidentally shoot a person ordering anchovies is 40% in this shop than in shops that don’t allow concealed carry permit holders to bring weapons onto the premises.

At least, that’s a statistic I read.  Having first written it down myself as a joke.

The Blaze:

A Virginia Beach pizza shop owner is showing his support for firearm rights by giving gun owners a 15 percent discount — an action that will surely catch the ire of firearms control advocates.

— who are free to find their pies elsewhere if they don’t like it.  Though were I them, I’d probably think it through a bit and realize that if I’m ever going to be shot to death in a pizza shop robbery, it’s going to be because I took a “stand” and decided to frequent only those shops hostile to guns.

Jay Laze is giving the discount to anyone who brings a gun or concealed handgun permit to All Around Pizzas and Deli. While he says the deal was initially planned for a limited time, the response has been so positive that he’s considering making it permanent.

Since the coupon launched last Friday (it’s available on the pizza shop’s web site), Laze says 80 percent of his customers have brought guns into the pizza shop. One customer even came in with an AK-47.

“It’s been awesome,” he told The Virginian Pilot, noting the widespread support the discount has spawned.

Laze is a gun owner and says he’s always been a supporter of the right to carry firearms. But in 2007, he was robbed outside of the pizza shop. After that incident, he purchased a gun for protection.


“I actually hire delivery drivers that do carry openly,” he adds.

Which not only keeps them safer, but it increases their tips, I’d bet.


Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:06am

Comments (14)

  1. Wanna bet that some ambulance chaser will sue because this is de facto discrimination against the very very sensitive and caring persons who can’t stand those icky icky guns.

  2. The Second Amendment Foundation today won a significant victory for concealed carry when the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a December ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that forces Illinois to adopt a concealed carry law, thus affirming that the right to bear arms exists outside the home.

  3. And the Democrats go for “massive resistance” by government.

  4. The big difference between us and them is that we care a great deal about liberty, and they really couldn’t give a fuck about it.

  5. Not a revelation, I know. It just came to me (again) and I felt a need to share.

  6. this is a good reason to go to virginia for some tasty pizza

  7. If you’re sitting anywhere near me don’t order anchovies on your pizza or I’ll consider it grounds for justifiable homicide! Fish on a pizza? What the hell are you thinking? :D

    But seriously, more power to him and I hope his business booms.

  8. If you take a Hawaiian pizza and sprinkle those tiny little shrimp across it, delicious!

    Anchovies seem mostly salt with fishing pier smell to me. Not my thing at all.

  9. they really couldn’t give a fuck about it.

    No, they care about it. They hate it with the heat of a thousand suns.

  10. It was years before I was able to believe that anchovies were fish. I’d never seen, tasted nor smelled one, nor encountered the word except as a pizza topping. I thought they were in one of the shakers on the table at Straw Hat.

  11. anchovies are super tasty on white pizzas with really sharp cheeses

  12. Anchovies are just tiny oily fish either packed in salt or oil. Kind of like tiny sardines.

    I like the anchovy paste that is sold in a tube like toothpaste. You can put a little in red sauce to jazz it up. I’ve used it for 30 years or more.

  13. Democrats like ‘liberty’ just fine. They just redefine it as what a more civilized and honest time called ‘license’.

  14. Just wait, a business near the pizza parlor will get robbed and All Around Pizzas and Deli will get sued, because through advertising their “guns required” zone, they advertised that other businesses nearby are safer to rob.