I’m a little confused as to why servers at Ogden, Utah’s Sea Bears Ogden Fish House wear kilts. But I have no doubt as to why they open carry. “Tony and Monika Siebers, of North Salt Lake, are owners of Sea Bears,” sltrib.com reports. “They’re also staunch supporters of the right to bear arms. As such, servers at the restaurant — which, thus far, have primarily been immediate family members — are invited to open-carry the firearm of their choice. ‘We support the Second Amendment,’ Tony said.” ‘Nuff said? How about this . . .
The 46-year-old says they’ve been open-carrying at the restaurant for almost a year now. He calls it a safety issue.
“It’s a downtown business dealing with money, we’re closing down at night, my wife has to get to her car out back,” Tony said. “So we just said, ‘Let’s get our concealed-carry permits.'”
And why not discourage armed robbery by open carry? According to the report, only two Fish House customers have complained. All customers are “allowed” to open carry, as well. As long as customers’ guns remain holstered, all is well.
Tony said they don’t often see open-carry customers in the restaurant, but he believes many of them are armed.
“Especially here in Utah, everywhere you go, there’s one or more person carrying,” he said. “You just don’t know, because they’re concealed. I’d say with about half of our customers, at least one person in the group probably carries.”
Guns carried by Sea Bears staff: Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm, EAA revolver (or the SCCY 9mm) and Smith & Wesson .357 Magnums (“Collin prefers one with a longer barrel while Chase goes for the shorter barrel”).