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