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Chipotle Bars Law-Abiding Citizens From Carrying Guns In Their Stores

Chipotle Bars Law-Abiding Citizens From Carrying Guns In Their Stores

Chitpotle restaurants responded to a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Twitter campaign by asking that no one other than police carry guns into Chipotle restaurants.

As Breitbart News reported on May 19, Moms Demand pressured Chipotle because a group of customers openly–and legally–carried their rifles into a Dallas Chipotle restaurant over the weekend. 

Twitchy published Chipotle’s response to Moms Demand: 

Recent 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. Because of this we are respectfully asking that customers not bring guns into our restaurants, unless they are authorized law enforcement personnel. 

This makes Chipotle the newest gun free zone in a long list of zones like Ft. Hood, the Aurora movie theater, Sandy Hook Elementary, the DC Navy Yard, Arapahoe High School, and on and on…

If armed law-abiding citizens caused customers “anxiety and discomfort” what will those customers feel when a criminal enters a Chipotle, now confident that no victim in the restaurant is allowed to have a gun with which to fight back? 

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