Papa John's Pizza delivery driver with concealed carry permit responds to armed robber .38-cal. revolver

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Food delivery drivers have statistically one of the 10 most dangerous jobs in America.

Whether that weighed on the mind of a Papa John’s delivery driver when he obtained a concealed-carry permit isn’t clear, but he was glad he did when a man stuck a stolen pistol through his car window and said, “What you gonna do is drop off that money.”

The driver drew a .38-cal. revolver and emptied the cylinder.

The wounded assailant dropped his pistol and ran into a house across the street, where he was found by police.

Source: The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, 11/05/2011

Editor’s Note:

Though this story doesn’t go into the aftermath of the event, we assume that the delivery driver was dismissed (read: fired) from his job. Papa John’s reportedly has a “no guns” policy and other instances have reportedly lead to the dismissal of other employees for defending themselves while on the job for the pizza company.

If you think this is wrong, consider taking some affirmative action. Every time you order delivery, consider sending a letter to Papa John’s that says something like:


John H. Schnatter, Founder, Chairman, and CEO
Papa John’s Pizza
2002 Papa Johns Boulevard
Louisville, KY 40299

David C. Novak, Chairman
Pizza Hut, Inc.
7100 Corporate Drive
Plano, TX 75024

Scott Bergren, President
Pizza Hut, Inc.
7100 Corporate Drive
Plano, TX 75024

Dear Sirs,

My family had dinner delivered tonight. We considered pizza and your establishment came to mind. We love your pizza.

As a husband and father, I have an obligation to protect myself and my family, and have chosen to do so by lawfully carrying a firearm for self-defense.

Unfortunately, we’re aware of several instances where your company has fired its delivery drivers for choosing to lawfully arm themselves to defend against criminals who value money over human life.

We cannot support a company that prevents or discourages its employees from lawfully defending themselves.

We felt we should share with you why you lost our business today. Out of courtesy to you we will continue to send this type of letter to you each time we have food delivered.

Hopefully each time you will reply to us by mail, and eventually a letter will come that says you’ve reconsidered your position and fully support your employees Right to self-defense. As soon as we receive that letter we would love to resume doing business with your company. Until that time, however, we will spend out money with companies that believe in and support self-defense.


(your name here)

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