National Guard soldier says he was asked to leave his gun outside of a waffle house or he would not be served.
Billy Welch was having breakfast at Nicholasville Waffle House in Kentucky on Sept. 26, Lex 18 reported. He was donning his Army National Guard uniform and had his gun holstered to his side.
When Welch finished ordering his food, a waitress signaled for him to come over.
“I got up and I walked over to them, asked them how they were doing and stuff, and they said I'd have to take my firearm outside,” Welch told Lex 18. "I don't feel comfortable taking my firearm away from me. I always keep it with me and they said, ‘it’s one of our policies.
Welch told the waitress he could not leave his weapon outside.
“You know, if I can't have my firearm, then I can't be here,” Welch said. “I walked inside to the other waitress. I said, ‘thank you, but no thank you ma’am. I'm gonna have to leave.’”