March 30, 2016 4:45 pm -


You never know when you’ll have to get tough on a customer who wants to send food back, or complains it’s the wrong temperature.

Tony Siebers was carrying his loaded 9mm Sky semiautomatic – made in America, he pointed out – in the top of his Black Watch tartan kilt, as he buzzed around the restaurant he owns in Ogden, Utah, getting ready for the Good Friday dinner rush.

“It doesn’t come out unless there is an emergency,” he said, patting the black handle of the pistol.

What does he think would be the most likely emergency that would warrant pulling a semi?
“If we were being robbed,” he said. “But it’s never happened.”

He and others in his family, which runs Sea Bears restaurant on a busy street in the small city that lies about 40 minutes north of Salt Lake City, all carry a piece while at work, which is legal in Utah. The kilts are in honor of his Scottish grandmother, who was born in Edinburgh.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.