Billy Welch said he was in his Army National Guard uniform and had his gun holstered to his side when he walked into the Waffle House in Nicholasville for breakfast. After ordering his food, Mr. Welch said a waitress signaled for him to come speak with her, a local NBC affiliate reported.
“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,” he told the station. “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.’”
Mr. Welch said he didn’t make a fuss of it at the time.
“You know, if I can’t have my firearm, then I can’t be here,” he recalled. “I walked inside to the other waitress. I said, ‘thank you, but no thank you, ma’am. I’m gonna have to leave.’” more here