More on Pizza Hut’s defenseless-driver policy

The Pizza Hut driver who last week shot an armed robber is still not back at work, according to the Des Moines Register:

Spiers, who has a valid handgun permit, said he’s been “pretty much in the dark” about his job since the incident. . .  “I just know that, given what happened, it’s not likely I’ll have a job anyway,” Spiers said. “Right now, I’m just taking some time off, trying to cool things down.”

(Via Instapundit.)

People aren’t happy about this:

A state senator said he would stop buying Pizza Hut products if the pizza chain fires a Des Moines delivery man who shot a teen who tried to rob him at gunpoint. . .  “What I want everybody to know … is that there is people out there supporting this man and his right to defend himself,” Zaun said.

As I see it, Pizza Hut’s defenseless-driver policy is part a consensual business arrangement between them and their drivers, so they would be within their rights if they fire him (as reprehensible as it would be to do so).  On the other hand, any purchases that we might make at Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken, or Taco Bell in the future are consensual business arrangements as well.

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