Waffle House Refused to Serve an Armed, Uniformed U.S. Navy Soldier

September 29, 2015

The company has a strict no gun policy.

This past weekend, an armed U.S. soldier was denied service at a Waffle House restaurant in Kentucky. According to a local NBC station, when U.S Navy officer Billy Welch — who was in uniform — sat down for a meal at the Nicholasville location of the 24-hour chain, he was told he’d need to disarm or leave the restaurant.

If I can’t have my firearm, then I can’t be here

Welch, who had his firearm holstered at his side when he walked in the door, was only asked to leave after he’d…