These Two Major Restaurant Chains Just Joined The Anti-Gun Movement

Second Amendment advocates – along with significant empirical evidence – suggest gun-free zones only create a safe haven for violent criminals. Western Journalism has reported on a number of crimes involving firearms in public places that prohibit guns, including the armed robbery of a recently opened barbecue restaurant in North Carolina.

Additionally, in the days following fast food chain Jack in the Box’s decision to become gun-free, patrons and employees at three separate locations became victims of gun crimes.

Nevertheless, more and more restaurants continue to join the growing gun-free movement.

Starbucks gave in to pressure to prohibit firearms in its many locations last year. Chipotle announced its intention to curtail the rights of its law-abiding customers following protests by anti-Second Amendment activists last month.

This week, two more restaurant chains – Sonic and Chili’s – have made similar proclamations.

“We kindly ask that guests refrain from openly carrying firearms into our restaurants,” a Chili’s statement stated, concluding that the brand “will continue to follow state and local laws on this issue.”

Sonic was even more concise in promoting its new policy.

“We’re asking that customers refrain from bringing guns onto our patios or into our indoors dining areas,” the company said.

If not directly putting customers and staff in physical harm, many conclude such policies could have a devastating financial impact on these well-known brands.

As with the Chipotle decision, the move by Chili’s and Sonic was reportedly precipitated by demonstrations by gun owners in Texas.

Once again, Michael Bloomberg-backed anti-gun group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is taking credit for the development.

Such groups are noticeably less outspoken when the gun-free zones they help create are exploited by violent criminals bent on death and destruction.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

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  1. josh c. says:

    Why would anyone have a gun in a restaurant? Unless you’re gonna rob it. Common Sense people! Only person there that should have a gun is security. Plus, I wouldn’t be comfortable eating there, when the person behind me has a loaded assault rifle!

    • i carry mine at all times, so i dont get robbed or shot by a criminal but i promise not to save you!

    • Wake up Josh — Trouble comes in all flavors and in all weather…. Most bad folks do not advertise by packing an assault rifle… Bad guys really are not stupid — they are BAD! REALLY BAD!!
      Get a weapon, a nice small semi auto pistol and go to the range and learn to love it….. Then carry it with honor.
      For then you will be the protection for all of those around you no matter where you go…..And no one will even realize your gift of safety to them…. Unless trouble comes through the door…..

      • josh c. says:

        But isn’t that what security and police are for, al?
        And ronnie, take that assumption and shove it!

  2. Some people carry a gun on their person merely to keep those around them safe….. If you recognize them, Thank them, for they may one day save your family from a crazy nut job who is bent on murder….. 90 Percent of the time — you will never know they are packing – for they do not advertise — they merely act if the need arises… and sometimes they are off duty peace officers who just stopped in for a bite…. with a buddy…. You never know where your savior will come from or who they are….

  3. Edwardkoziol says:

    I say gun owners should avoid these restuarants and let the liberals patronize them.This is a good deal for crooks to know that they will have no opposition when they hold up a joint.

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