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Chili’s – Publicly asked gun owners not to openly carry in their restaurants.  This company is also part of Brinker International, which includes Maggiano’s Little Italy.  Their “request” appears to include all of their restaurants and our boycott may need to as well.

 

Read about it here.

“We recognize that the open carry of firearms in restaurants creates an uncomfortable atmosphere and is not permitted under many local liquor laws,” Chili’s Dallas-based parent said in statement. “So, we kindly ask that guests refrain from openly carrying firearms into our restaurants and we will continue to follow state and local laws on this issue.”

This emerging trend of corporations bowing to demands of the gun control groups can no longer be tolerated.  If you are offended enough by our guns, or scared enough of the anti’s, to put out a statement that casts law abiding gun owners in a bad light, then you have already chosen sides against us.  You can’t have it both ways.

4 Comments

  1. Won’t use your “list” as it is inaccurate. If a place bans or “disapproves” of open carry, I have no issue with it. Many places on your list, not updated since 2014, allow concealed carry. I WILL NOT BOYCOTT THEM.

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  2. I clearly see the issue. We are guaranteed the right to keep and BARE arms. OK, Hiding it makes it go away, right? Americans, carry your arms in pain view and stop caving in to liberal socialists.

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  3. am probably the most fervent supporter of the second amendment as there is and I rarely go anywhere unarmed…..but a bit of discretion can be a good thing. Wimpy people are afraid of just about anything, spiders, snakes mice etc. Some people whose familiarity with guns is limited to the movies are terrified. That is their problem. Also open carry opens you up to someone grabbing your gun from behind. Cover it up and they won’t know what hit them when you need it.

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  4. Dustin Conner

    Sorry, but I do not see the issue here. They are asking patrons to refrain from OPENLY carrying, not to refrain from carrying at all. Some people are uncomfortable around firearms- that is there perogative, regardless of mine or anyone else’s feelings on the matter.

    The bottom line is, from a business standpoint, their policy is a good middle ground. At the end of the day, they would stand to lose a lot more business ALLOWING open carry. For every customer they stand to lose because of this policy, there are probably quite a few more who will continue to patronising their chain BECAUSE of it. It is a financial decision.

    I CCW DAILY, and regularly avoid places where management’s policy is to ban firearms (I am in Florida, I have no legal compulsion to do so- I COULD go anyway, I am simply required to leave if asked, I just choose to spend my money elsewhere). This policy, however, does not warrant a boycott. They aren’t asking for a gun-free zone, they are asking for out of sight, out of mind. I can understand that.

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