DES MOINES, Iowa â€" While many retail businesses around the country have taken up the trend of plastering â€śno guns allowedâ€ť signs on their front doors, one national restaurant chain has boldly declared the right to bear arms key to what makes this nation â€śgreat.â€ť
Dennyâ€™s restaurants, a diner chain famous for being open every hour of every day, earlier this month released a commercial titled â€śGreatness,â€ť which asks what makes America great, only to answer with â€" among other things â€" the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
â€śKids,â€ť the father in the commercial asks after receiving a â€śMidwestern Meat & Potatoes Sandwichâ€ť heâ€™s clearly admiring, â€śdo you know what it is that makes this country great?
â€śThe Constitution our forefathers wrote?â€ť asks his daughter in return.
â€śOur unified belief in the American dream?â€ť his son suggests.
The other customers in the restaurant then get in on the act, while strains of patriotic music play in the background.
â€śOur melting-pot heritage that proves our differences really are our strengths?â€ť a man proposes.
â€śItâ€™s our right to bear arms!â€ť insists an elderly lady, referring to the wording of the U.S. Constitutionâ€™s Second Amendment.
â€śYes!â€ť says the father, clearly covering his embarrassment at the profundity of answers offered to his question, which he initially asked about his â€¦ sandwich. â€śThose are some of the great things I was thinking of, as well.â€ť
The commercial ends on a lighter note, with the manâ€™s daughter holding up her teddy bear and asking in confused tone, â€śBear arms?â€ť