I have friends living her now that moved here from Australia and they tell me that there is very little in the Outback Steakhouse restaurants that truly resembles their homeland, including the rugged and often deadly Outback region in the center of the country.
However, the NRA is blasting the restaurant chain for following one aspect of Australian life – their policy of no guns on the premises. The restaurant chain is so adamant about the gun-free policy, that one restaurant in Tennessee recently asked a police officer to leave because he was carrying his gun, which he is required to do.
I’ve yet to hear of anyone being shot while eating a ‘blooming onion’, but since the restaurant chain is a gun free, it could happen.
(NRA-ILA) – The word “Outback” used to conjure images of Australia’s tenacious frontier spirit; of hunters, ranchers, and other adventurers who carved out a harsh existence from an unforgiving land. Thanks to a decades-long campaign to distance the island nation from certain elements of its rugged heritage and the proliferation of an Australian-themed casual dining restaurant chain, today the word “Outback” is more likely to bring to mind a 3,000 calorie deep-fried onion.
Despite its namesake and decor, culinary critics have long questioned whether Outback Steakhouse offers an authentic Down Under dining experience. However, these detractors should know that in recent years the chain has gone to great lengths to replicate for their guests Australia’s culture of civilian disarmament by prohibiting diners from carrying firearms onto the premises. This commitment to reproducing Australia’s defenseless society is so profound that earlier this month a uniformed law enforcement officer was asked to leave an Outback in Cleveland, Tenn. because he was armed.
The incident occurred when Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency Officer Andrew Ward and his wife went to the restaurant for dinner. In a Facebook post, Ward explained,…
What Outback Steakhouse won’t tell you is that when Australia banned the private ownership of most guns, a number of violent gun-related crimes skyrocketed. Before the gun ban, Australia didn’t have a classification for a home invasion because there were so few of them, but after the gun ban, they had to create that classification because the number of home invasions also skyrocketed.