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Popular Restaurant Chain to Gun-Owning Customers: Don’t Bring Your Firearms In Our Stores

Chipotle

Chipotle doesn’t seem to want the business of gun owners. They have the right to prohibit guns in their places of business, and we have the right, (as gun-owners and carriers), to take our business elsewhere. – Shorty Dawkins, Associate Editor

This article comes from AP via TheBlaze.com

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas.

The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed firearms.

But in a statement Monday, the company said that “the display of firearms in our restaurants has now created an environment that is potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers.”

The announcement came after a petition by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which has called on other companies to ban firearms in their stores as well. The group said its petition was in reaction to open-carry gun activists appearing at a Dallas-area Chipotle restaurant over the weekend.

The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed firearms.

But in a statement Monday, the company said that “the display of firearms in our restaurants has now created an environment that is potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers.”

The announcement came after a petition by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which has called on other companies to ban firearms in their stores as well. The group said its petition was in reaction to open-carry gun activists appearing at a Dallas-area Chipotle restaurant over the weekend.

Last year, Starbucks Corp. also told customers that guns were no longer welcome in its cafes after it had to temporarily close a store in Newton, Connecticut, to avoid a demonstration by gun rights advocates. The company said it shut down the store out of respect for the community, where 20 school children and six educators had been slain.

The Seattle-based coffee chain stopped short of a ban, however, saying it didn’t want to put its workers in the position of having to ask people carrying guns to leave its stores. Its carefully worded decision also underscored how major companies need to walk a fine line on highly divisive political issues.

Likewise, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. noted in its statement that “there are strong arguments on both sides of this issue.” It said it hoped that customers who oppose carrying guns in public agree that “it is the role of elected officials and the legislative process to set policy in this area.”

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10 comments

  1. So many places request that I don’t carry, never bothers me…I carry mine concealed

  2. i spend my money elsewhere..the hell with Starbucks and the hell with Chipotle Mexican Grill, let them both fold up and go under !

  3. Congratulations, I will never eat in your store again. You have just ensured that law abiding citizens, who had to undergo an extensive background check in order to purchase their concealed carry permits, have proven they have no mental health issues, have no criminal record and passed a basic training course are defenseless in the event a deranged murderer walks into your store and ignores your gun free requests. Brilliant, its not so much that I oppose your position as much as it is I simply cant be in the company of people who are so stupid and spineless to collapse to the pressure or leftwing ass holes that have no basis in reality. People like me, good guys with guns, normally would defens idiots like you, spineless idiots, have fun in your gun free zone. If your going to treat me like a criminal I wont eat in your store. Period. I sent them this letter

  4. persoanlly ignore the request by abiding with it ere giving in and then it will be the next place that does so untill we can’t carry anywheres Ignore them carry anyhows!

  5. @ Jkdriss Says: “You have just ensured that law abiding citizens, who had to undergo an extensive background check in order to purchase their concealed carry permits, have proven they have no mental health issues, have no criminal record and passed a basic training course are defenseles…”

    Where in the US Constitution, where in our history right after we became a nation to be “law abiding” citizens” did we have to “undergo an extensive background check in order to purchase their concealed carry permits, have proven they have no mental health issues, have no criminal record and passed a basic training course…”?

    It doesn’t. Did you realize that all that came about so that freed slaves and those who supported them – yes many were murdered along with the freed or escaped slaves they were protecting – would not be able to protect themselves from the KKK, etc?

    It was NEVER to make sure that anyone was a decent person who should be allowed to own arms and defend themselves; it was to forbid arms, the right of self defense to those they wanted to destroy or make slaves.

    It still is.

  6. Oh, and if they do NT support and defend the US Constitution- our legitimate government – then I do not use them. I do NOT fly anywhere anymore. I do not use starbucks, chiplotles (none caps deliberate), I fight to oust and prosecute those in office who do not keep their OATHS/contract, etc.

    I keep trying to get through Constitutional Law classes so that I can charge and prosecute the corrupt and traitorous within our governments myself since no one else has the guts to (I get removed from class from challenging the progressive liar that teaches the US Constitution as the federal government is the “Tyrant Ruler” of our nation and that UN & foreign laws apply here – they do NOT).

    I openly let them know what crimes they have committed, that I am fighting to have arrests and prosecutions. I fully expect my next “visit” from their unlawful governmental LE’s to be more violent then the last 2 were.

    ‘Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’ is a useful group of dupes plus some in the know traitors to our nation.

  7. Posting a comment being AGAINST openly carrying
    long arms, front carry, in civilian America Mainstreet,
    does NOT seem to be allowed here.
    Comments are “cherry picked” that go along with an agenda.
    I have done my part to secure our freedoms. So has my wife,
    Brother, Father, Grandfather, Friends in Arms. We are card carrying members
    and Financial supporters of Oathkeepers. Therefor our comments should be posted.
    Even if unpopular or going against “group think,”

    Folks, “You don’t need to open carry an Ak on a single point front carry, to get a burrito.”
    “At least not in America.” If you feel the need for a AR or Ak at the Burrito hut. Then you
    are in the wrong part of town……or wrong town.

    It is wreckless, scares soccer mom’s, Sets a Bad Negative Image, damages the gun right perception to the general public.
    You don’t even carry into the chow hall if behind the wire in Iraq. So why in America?
    Idiots, Wanna be’s. In poor physical condition with warrior fantasies.
    Trying to provoke. Bad idea.

    Just because Something is Legal does NOT mean you should do it. Does NOT mean it is good idea.
    Same token, Just because an idiot politician makes a “law” does NOT mean you follow it.
    Common sense. Being an Adult. Being Responsible. Not coming off as a “NUT JOB”.
    Think before you Act. Have some damn respect for other people.
    Carrying AR or AK in a single point, going into a burrito hut in main street civilian America
    is just Damn Stupid. I’d run your ass out of my business too. Idiot.

  8. There is a time and place for all things.
    Civilians or Law Enforcement, have NO business
    front carrying an AR/AK or and other Long Arms
    in a civilian setting,
    Fear is a disease,
    Fear spreads more Fear.
    Those who are currently ruling Amerika
    are trying to incite FEAR and to turn brother on brother.
    We must ALL stand together as Americans.
    Red, yellow, black, white, polka dotted, Rich, Poor, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Atheist,
    and anyone else in America.
    We are America.
    We MUST STAND TOGETHER. Not be divided.
    Stand Against the Anti American NWO, Banker controlled, fascist Communist.
    We all stand TOGETHER or FREEDOM will be LOST. Maybe forever?

  9. As above post stated. My posts are also not allowed.
    I call for the IMPEACHMENT and ARREST for the Anti-American TRAITOR
    currently OCCUPYING the White House. NWO Communist controlled by Bankers.
    Impeach and Arrest.

    ,,,,,and LEAVE your Long Arms in the truck when going into a Fast Food Shack.
    By carrying them in “You are just pissing people off. Scaring other people unnecessarily.”
    …..also you just look Damn Stupid all Gucci Geared up to dance,,,,just to order up a Taco. Really?
    …just Foolish. You guys here defend these Gucci Geared Up fools..going in for a Taco?
    In Iraq there was a big stink about “contractors” gearing up for chow hall in the Green Zone.
    And guys here defend idiots doing the same thing in America? “Stupid is is stupid does.”

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