This is nuts. It appears to be the action of one employee and not representative of Denny's, but what the hell?
The anti-guns nuts have gotten so bad in this country that a news report on the Denny's incident actually included the line: "An employee at the Belleville Denny’s didn’t want to talk about the confrontation to KMOX, but some Denny’s customers said the presence of police and their guns was not an issue."
Really? Cops with guns aren't an issue. No kidding - they're cops! The issue has now been resolved.