Waffle House fires mother of two for using her gun to defend coworkers and patrons from thieves

Anti-gun lunacy has cost a woman her job after she protected the lives of her coworkers and customers.

On Thursday three robbers walked into The Waffle House in Newnan, Georgia and sat for a meal before they threatened to kill everyone in the restaurant.

When they left with their loot, employee Heather Burkinshaw-Stanley went to her car, pulled out her weapon, fired it into the air, and chased the would-be thieves, WSB-TV reported.


So did she get a raise? A bonus? Employee of the Month award? Or even a pat on the back?

No. She got a boot out the door as the restaurant chain fired the hero on Saturday.

The incident began when the men handed a note to one waitress demanding all of the money in the register or they would kill everyone, according to WSB-TV.

Burkinshaw-Stanley left the restaurant and went to her car when she found out. But instead of saving herself she grabbed her firearm and fired it in the air as the three men fled to their car.


“I didn’t know if they had guns. I didn’t know if they were going to their vehicle to get another one and could come back and try to get to the safe, so my instinct was to go to my car and get the gun,” she told WSB-TV.

For trying to protect their Waffle House and trying to protect their money and to get their money back, they let me go,” she said.


“I know what I did. To myself I felt it was right and wouldn’t hesitate, I would do it again,” the mother of two whose job was the only source of income for her family, said.

“(I’m going to) take a step forward and keep moving on and try to find another job,” Burkinshaw-Stanley said.

She has since set up a GoFund Me page to help her with expenses while she looks for a new job.

A spokesman for the Waffle House chain said they were unaware of the situation.

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Carmine Sabia


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