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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
    mountaineers living in west-central Florida
     
    I Didn't Like Pizza Hut Anyway Comment
    Gregory Morris, 6/13/07 11:10:34 pm
    This story about a recent event in Orlando really pisses me off. I'm not going to eat at Pizza Hut anymore (not that I really like that greasy shit anyway...) For an employer to tell an employee that they cannot defend themselves goes beyond insane. What's worse is, this guy gave up the money, probably per company policy, hoping they would leave. They didn't, and continued threatening him, so he drew is concealed gun and fired at them (hitting one.) To me, and the law, that is a clear cut case of justified use of force. This man, and the other employee would likely be dead if he hadn't been carrying his firearm... and Pizza Hut would prefer that.

    What I'm wondering is... Florida's "stand your ground" law makes it impossible to sue someone who shoots you in self defense. So this guy is off the hook for sure. I'd figure that protection would extend to an employer. However, since this guy was acting against corporate policy, and was fired for his action, I wonder if the shot thug can sue pizza hut. I mean, he'll be doing it from jail, but I'd be interested in seeing if he can (not that I think he should, or that he should have any right to, of course.)

    As for me, if an employer slapped a "no-guns" sign on the door, or put a "no-guns" line in the policy manual, and I wanted to carry there, I'd just ignore the sign and ignore the rule, like this guy did. I prefer being alive to having any particular job, and I'll be this guy does too.

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