Late last night I talked about the rifle open carry tools who walked into a Chipotle in Texas carrying a tacticool SKS at the low ready. Chipotle came out and requested that people not bring guns into their stores, and all of the anti-gun folks screamed victory.
I have a feeling that Chipotle is going to take a play from Starbucks book after their hand was forced by tools just like these guys in Texas and request that people not bring guns, but not actually post their stores with “no guns” signage. It’s a brilliant strategy that accomplishes the goal of keeping the most customers, and keeping tools with rifles out of their stores.
I still drink Starbucks (awful) coffee, and I still carry concealed in their stores. If Chipotle doesn’t post signs, I’ll still eat there, and I’ll still carry.
As a community, us pro-gun folks sometimes get on the soapbox and think that we need to convert everyone into a pro-gun person. The fact is that just isn’t going to happen, and that’s okay. I don’t ask that a restaurant owner like guns, all we should be asking is that they respect our rights, or we’ll shop elsewhere.
Making a statement about not wanting open firearms in response to these tools, and then with a wink and a nod not bothering to actually do anything about it is alright with me.