Yea, being from NY, the first thing I noticed when I walked into a waffle house was the "no concealed weapons" sign with a gun with an X over it, like a no smoking sign. Me and my family were cracking up at it. They didn't find it as funny.
If he was black, gay, handicapped, woman, or all of the above they probably would have treated him with respect because this would go down as a hate crime on anyone other than a white male. That's right, I said it!