April 01, 2008

Defend Your Life, Lose Your Job?

If you work for Pizza Hut, the answer may be 'yes':

A Des Moines pizza driver who was suspended from his job after he shot an armed robber said today he has been overwhelmed by support from people who cheered what happened.

“But no one had contacted me directly about a job offer,” said James William Spiers III, 38, who was sent home by Pizza Hut managers after he fired multiple shots at a man who put a gun to his head Thursday and demanded money outside the Sutton Hill Apartments, 2100 S.E. King Ave....

Spiers, who has a valid handgun permit, said he’s been “pretty much in the dark” about his job since the incident. Vonnie Walbert, vice president of human resources at Pizza Hut’s corporate offices in Dallas, said last week that employees are not allowed to carry guns “because we believe that that is the safest for everybody.”

I don't know about y'all, but this story pisses me off.

Should you feel inclined to ask Pizza Hut corporation why they would prevent their employees from having the means to lawfully defend themselves from violence, you can reach them here:

Pizza Hut, Inc.
14841 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75254
Customer Feedback Phone: 1-800-948-8488
All Other Inquiries Phone: 1-972-338-7700
h/t : HotAir.

Cross-posted at arsenal.gif

By Ragnar Danneskjold, Typical Bitter Gun-Clinger at 10:38 PM | Comments |