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I’m Still Going to Eat at Chipotle

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.

About Lucas

Editor/Head Honcho at Triangle Tactical. Lucas is a life long shooter and outdoorsman, avid concealed carrier and competitive shooter, and a lover of pork fat.


  1. I’m right there with you. We’re hurting our own cause by engaging in such stupidity.

    • Yeah, I feel that much like Starbucks, some in our community forced their hand into making a statement. As long as they don’t post, I’ll still stop in for lunch from time to time. We can’t ask them to like guns.

  2. Although I wouldn’t put such false operations past the anti gun groups, I believe the two goobers in the now famous picture were just misguided second amendment supporters. This kind of thing does our side no good at all. If I saw those two in the store, I wouldn’t be eating there that day. No one can blame Chipotle for asking them to stop.

  3. I’m not. I never really liked their food, anyways, but Chipotle could have taken the high road on this matter and understood that it was an isolated incident among some damned fools in Texas. Instead, they turned it into a media circus. I don’t think they need my money. I have zero tolerance for corporations and their idiotic agendas. Fast food, including burritos isn’t necessary and can be completely dispensed with. In fact, there was a time not that long ago when Chipotle didn’t even exist. We would all be fine if, in the near future, it ceased to exist.

    As for Starbucks, you already hit the nail on the head–the coffee is terrible. Why bother?

    • Yeah, the wife likes Starbucks, and it’s a convenient place to sit and be productive. I will say, if you’re in the Raleigh area, there’s a place called Jubala Village that always has fantastic coffee.

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