Chipotle asked its customers to stop bringing guns to its restaurants, but has anything actually changed?

With Starbucks and Jack in the Box, Bloomberg's gun control groups have claimed victory as the chains have asked people not to take guns into their restaurants, but nothing really changed.  Unless the stores specifically post a sign banning permitted concealed handguns, people can still carry in those restaurants.  Now Chipotle has entered the fray and seems to be making a similar non-statement.  From the Los Angeles Times:
The Denver chain, best known for made-to-order burritos and tacos, said Monday that a recent demonstration by gun advocates in one of its restaurants spurred the decision to request that diners refrain from packing heat.
"Recently participants from an 'open carry' demonstration in Texas brought guns (including military-style assault rifles) into one of our restaurants, causing many of our customers anxiety and discomfort," Chipotle said in a statement Monday.
"Because of this, we are respectfully asking that customers not bring guns into our restaurants, unless they are authorized law enforcement personnel." . . .
The one change that Bloomberg's groups can probably claim some credit for is banning police from carrying their guns with them off-duty at NFL games.  Off-duty police have carried guns at games forever without a problem.  Now they are worried about these officers.



Blogger jm said...

In many states "no guns" signs carry no legal weight (Georgia is one of them). So someone can still legally carry a concealed firearm without worrying about breaking the law.

5/21/2014 12:05 PM  

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