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Fifteen Percent Off Your Pizza If You're Packing a Pistol

Now serving pizza with a pistol.

Wait, I thought Virginia was for lovers? Isn't that the slogan we saw for years on countless bumper stickers?

After reading yesterday’s AP news story about a Virginia Beach pizza place owner, Jay Laze, showing his support for firearms by offering a 15 percent discount to anyone who came into his shop toting a gun or bearing a concealed handgun permit, the slogan may have to be changed to: Virginia is for Gun Lovers. Proudly Mr. Laze hails that 80 percent of his customers came in armed with guns, and one fine fellow even meandered in with his prized AK-47 in tow.

It sounds like we've got the makings of a reality show here.  They can call it -- Rigatoni, Russian Roulette-style.  Just imagine the possibilities. A grandmother, wearing a revolver, is served the wrong kind of ravioli, say cheese instead of meat.  She gets angry and pulls out her six-shooter and blasts a couple of holes in the tacky, pizza parlor paintings.  Or one loose cannon, toting a semi-automatic, gets a topping of peppers instead of pepperoni and all hellfire breaks out.  Suddenly, you’re back in the day, dining in good, old Dodge City. Stay tuned and try to guess who’s coming to dinner next.

In the meantime, the Virginia media mongrels need to start a new ad campaign.  Instead of Virginia is for Lovers, may I suggest, Virginia: Proudly Serving Pizza with a Side of Pistol. Personally, I would add -- Please Hold the Bullets.

To me, a restaurant packed with gun slinging guests is the stuff of nightmares.  Still others are claiming they would feel safer dining in a place like this.  Their thinking is that nobody would be crazy enough to try to pull off any copycat mass murder stunts in an eatery armed to the hilt.  Just asking -- would you frequent this kind of joint or boycott it?

Cindi Sansone-Braff, “The Romance Whisperer,” is a relationship coach, and author of Grant Me a Higher Love: How to Go from the Relationship from Hell to One that’s Heaven Sent by Scaling The Ladder of Love. She was also named Best Psychic four years in a row by The Long Island Press and was recommended by Newsday as one of the best psychic/mediums on Long Island.

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John Gruber February 24, 2013 at 03:14 PM
yes Mary Beth, because of the lack of attention paid to mental health, the repeated release of violent criminals and Marines coming home with PTSD and full access to weapons have absolutely nothing to do with it.... You cry about guns killing people well guess what, you're releasing the people who USE THESE GUNS to kill. Lets see, we call the police so they can come and use THEIR GUNS, I guess you can't see the common sense in being prepared that you might not have the 20 MINUETS it usually takes for the police to arrive.
John Gruber February 24, 2013 at 03:15 PM
Please show us where you're getting these numbers
John Gruber February 24, 2013 at 03:19 PM
I sure hope those criminals follow your gun ban. In case you haven't noticed, there 2 scenarios that you could look at. Countries like England and Mexico banned guns completely. Guess what, not only is there MORE violent crime in England (it's just not gun related) but there's even MORE GUN VIOLENCE in Mexico. Or you could look at Israel where every citizen is trained to protect themselves with a gun and yet DON'T have the crime we do
John Gruber February 24, 2013 at 03:21 PM
unless the man behind the counter is armed to defend himself, in which case the only free thing you would get is a bullet
Yankee Man February 24, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Dear Mary Beth... Stats can be rigged to support a position. I can tell you this. In 20 years working in the NYPD I never arrested a person who used his legal handgun during a crime. The criminals have guns and will always have them. Our constitution allows states to decide on their permit laws. We have to respect that and if you dont like that, then we dont have to live in Virginia. I will leave you with one fact. ..On th enight of the Aurora Colorado shooting, there were 8 theatres showing Batman at mindnight..... The shooter did his homework...he went to the ONLY one that prohibited license pistol owners from bringing there gun. Think about that for a while.
John Gruber February 24, 2013 at 05:33 PM
*gasp* you mean a "gun free zone" didn't magically stop gun violence!?
sadeto February 24, 2013 at 05:45 PM
If you're going to accuse Mary Beth of rigging statistics to support her argument, you shouldn't then invent your own facts to reinforce your own argument. The Aurora shooter has not said anything, at least nothing released by the police, related to why he selected that theatre. Yes, there were closer theatres that prohibited firearms, but we have no testimony or confession from him stating that he "did his homework" and chose that theatre for that reason. This originated as a Fox News opinion piece and was picked up by gun rights blogs and somehow evolved from speculation to "fact".
John K Massaro February 24, 2013 at 07:22 PM
Nobody wants guns to go away, so get over yourself...
Argile February 25, 2013 at 12:58 AM
Either that was one of the worst comebacks or you need to pull your head out of the sand John.
John K Massaro February 25, 2013 at 01:15 AM
I wasn't attempting a "comeback" Rob. To be quite frank, you're not important enough to me to really worry about what you think...
Dad of Three February 25, 2013 at 03:00 AM
To John Gruber, your comparison of crime statistics between the US and England is total ca-ca. The UK includes a much broader category of "violent crimes" than is done by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports; in England they include all “crimes against the person,” including simple assaults, all robberies, and all “sexual offenses,” versus the FBI, which only includes aggravated assaults and “forcible rapes.” Therefore your "comparison" is a total distortion, and I'd like to think it was accidental and not intended to deceive others.
sadeto February 25, 2013 at 04:47 AM
Gruber, you are clueless. Israeli gun laws are much stricter than US laws and they have a much lower gun ownership rate. The Israeli Foreign Ministry called the NRA out for LaPierre' s idiotic misstatements about Israeli laws and the way they protect their schools. It's worrisome that someone with your mental capacity could be allowed to own a firearm. You wouldn't be approved in Israel, or even in a country with a high ownership rate like Switzerland as you wouldn't be deemed competent and responsible.
John K Massaro February 25, 2013 at 02:11 PM
Your reply is so predictable, I bet my wife $20 you would post it & won. Thank You...
Ro Nicole February 25, 2013 at 02:12 PM
To MaryBeth, Chicago probably has the toughest gun laws in the country, yet despite that 446 school age children were shot and killed in 2012. 62 school aged children have actually been killed by crazed nuts in Chicago so far in this year of 2013. WE need for the laws already on the books to be enforced, not more laws. The age list of murdered school-age children in Chicago so far in 2013 • 18 YEARS OLD:..... 15 • 17 YEARS OLD...... 16 • 16 YEARS OLD...... 16 • 15 YEARS OLD........ 6 • 14 YEARS OLD........ 4 • 13 YEARS OLD........ 2 • 12 YEARS OLD........ 1 • 7 YEARS OLD.......... 1 • 6 YEARS OLD.......... 1
John Gruber February 25, 2013 at 02:51 PM
actually no, DO3: -since UK banned guns, there has been an increase in the number of muggings, robberies and other crimes, but they just didn't involve guns -"The United Kingdom has a total recorded crime rate per capita of approximately 85 per 1000 people; the United States of America records approximately 80" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_the_United_Kingdom#Firearms_crime
John Gruber February 25, 2013 at 04:59 PM
"Gruber, you are clueless. "It's worrisome that someone with your mental capacity could be allowed to own a firearm. " Typical "I don't like your argument so I'm going to insult you". Real intelligent. What's worrisome is people like you get to vote. First of all I don't pay 2 cents of attention to what smeone like LaPierre says nor did I say ANYTHING regarding Isreali laws on guns. I simply said the citizens there are properly trained to use a firearm as required by mandatory military service and they don't have the crime rate we do even though the majority of citizens know how to use a gun. Funny, you're under the impression you're smarter than me yet conveniently ignored the direct contradictions of tighter gun laws with the examples of Chicago, Mexico and England, all places where gun laws are tight or outright banned yet still have high crime rates, whether the crime involves a gun or not. so please tell me oh wise one with high mental capacity, how do you claim guns are the biggest problem when places that have some of the tightest laws have some of the highest crime rates. Clearly you're logic is flawed
John Gruber February 25, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Hmm what's more LIKELY: by some huge coincidence he walks into the only movie theater with a "gun free zone" or he know before hand no one was legally able to defend themselves with a gun there? This is the same guy who was smart enough to rig his apartment to blow, it's pretty ignorant to think he couldn't do a simply google search or look with his own eyes
Argile February 25, 2013 at 07:43 PM
Once again, I'm not important but you keep responding. Make sure you invest that $20 in a jazzy chair with a commode with all the useless crap that keeps coming out of your mouth old man.
No Responsibility February 26, 2013 at 01:43 AM
How about instituting a grading system for judges, pyschiatrists, and parole officers, so we can see their track records and replace the ineffective ones?
Dad of Three February 26, 2013 at 03:23 AM
What a charming individual this robkoz is; yeah, right. Sleazebag would be more like it.
Argile February 26, 2013 at 03:42 AM
Ooooh! Toughguy behind the computer screen. Was anyone talking to you dirtbag?
John K Massaro February 26, 2013 at 04:13 AM
See Rob, this is exactly why nobody likes you. And you have the balls to call me a troll...
Argile February 26, 2013 at 05:16 PM
Oh noes! Nobody wikes me... :( Pick up the phone. Call someone that gives a f#$k. This is the internet. Grow some thick skin or GTFO. There are 5 billion people on this planet. You wont be missed.
Conservative Underground February 26, 2013 at 05:19 PM
You forgot the most important category; politicians.
Nesconset Dude February 26, 2013 at 05:44 PM
TIGER'S OUT OF THE CAGE! TIGER'S OUT OF THE CAGE!
Haig February 26, 2013 at 10:54 PM
Bravo.....at least there's someone out there not ashamed of their rights
Artie Fischl February 27, 2013 at 12:48 AM
Apparently Holmes went to the only theater that lacked security cameras. (As if.) There's evidence that suggests that Aurora may have been a black-op in which Holmes was programmed in some kind of Monarch or MKULTRA mind control, the objective being to elicit cries of "gun control"
GLENN February 28, 2013 at 07:52 PM
Ditto!
GLENN March 02, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Mary Beth stop trying to convince people that giving up a constitutional right is a good thing. All you % are false!
GLENN March 02, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Fact check, all of Mary Beth liberal facts are wrong!

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