Skip to comments.Jack in the Box Caves to Gun Control Pressure, Restricts Open Carry
Posted on 05/10/2014 1:19:07 PM PDT by Kaslin
Jack in the Box, a popular fast-food restaurant chain, has followed Starbucks' unfortunate lead in limiting its customers' Second Amendment rights. Friday, the company announced it would start enforcing its no-firearms-in-stores policy. Jack in the Boxs Vice President of Corporate Communications Brian Luscomb released this statement:
The presence of guns inside a restaurant could create an uncomfortable situation for our guests and employees and lead to unintended consequences.
The company's decision comes a day after gun control group Moms Demand Action launched a petition to pressure the restaurant to enforce the policy. They started the campaign in response to a semi-automatic rifle demonstration inside a Texas-based Jack in the Box restaurant last week that terrified customers so much they locked themselves in the store's freezer, according to police.
Moms Demand Action has a history of making false accusations against gun rights activists in order to push their political agenda -- and then refusing to apologize for it. Here's a video of founder Shannon Watts literally running away from conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch.
With this latest political stunt, Moms Demand Action has proven they're not quite done with stripping Americans' of their Second Amendment rights. The group patted themselves on the back for Jack in the Box's decision with this statement on their Facebook page:
YOU DID IT, MOMS! Weve proven again and again that when moms speak up, American businesses listen. Like Starbucks, Facebook and Instagram, Jack in the Box has answered our call to put public safety first.
Of course, it wouldn't be proper gun control activism without a picture of a young girl eating a hamburger. They need to invoke the 'it's all about the children' card somehow:
“Uncomfortable” in the workplace?
Tell that to the guy that does not concern himself with “comfort”, only with intent of holding up the place and splattering a few bodies in the process during departure.
Just put up a sign that says “Target Practice inside, catering to the non-conformist”.
I have never eaten at a Jackass in the Box and you can be sure that now I never will.
I never gave up but this Lady gives the night ... I’ll never haunt this place ... See the love set free? She forever haunts this night.
Time to DELUGE them with phone calls.
Because I do not want to be robbed at gunpoint by minority male youth, and because the food there is crap, I will never eat at that place.
If they want to discourage paying customers who can pass a criminal background check — good for them! (But the end result is to the benefit of 2A supporters and their children — and particularly to the benefit of their arteries.)
The bug was later traced to undercooked hamburger served at Jack in the Box restaurants.
Another good reason not to go there.
Jack in the Box, at the least the ones in my area, have always been a drive-thru only option for me.
Not because they don’t have seating inside, but because they are mostly in areas that I would rather not leave my car, given the choice.
And of course the radical left are so supportive of fast food restaurants — the meat, poultry, & fish products they serve, the french fries & shakes, the size of the soda drinks, the wages they pay the employees, the religious & moral beliefs the owners espouse.
They have Jack-in-the-Crack’s guns; now to go after the menu, their workers, and ultimately to shut them down.
A little know fact is that Jack’s last name is not Box. It is Cass.
Neither have I
Even if you have never eaten in a Jack in the Box, make it a point to enter, complement them on their menu, then tell them you would like to eat there, but are uncomfortable with their anti-gun policy, so you are instead going to eat at a different “restaurant”, “one that appreciates the civil rights of its customers.”
You can bet your bottom dollar that their managers will report these “peculiar incidents” up the chain, and it will rattle some chains.
Be sure to use the phrase “civil rights”, because it will evoke memories of denying service based on race, which should make them twitch more than not.
If just a dozen of their stores around the country get such reports, it will get their attention.
Mom’s Demand Action—creating new “Luby’s Cafeteria” situations across the nation. Know this, mom’s—when you enter a Jack-in-the-Box, you may want to pray that it isn’t the day when a bad egg comes to that restaurant. You may want to read about what happened at Luby’s many years ago—it might steer you toward a safer restaurant.
I heard one of the guys involved in the gun demonstration on Dallas talk radio this week (WBAP I think) and he vehemently denied that anyone locked themselves in the freezer. He says the police report is false. Employees were standing around wanting their pictures taken, etc. and the store’s manager denies the “freezer” report, too. If I can find a link, I will post the interview.
I am a woman, but sometimes I am appalled at the stupidity of them.
Posted to their “Contact us” page -
Re: your new corporate policy regarding firearms. I won’t find your establishments “inviting” any longer as I will find myself to be at the mercy of those who choose NOT to follow the law. I am not a sheep and will not hide or cower under a table hoping some lunatic wont target me or mine.
You have every right to set your policies and I have every right to not patronize your establishments and I am choosing NOT to do so any longer.
So long Jack, on this I will not compromise. You submitted to folks who are bent on undermining my rights, thus, through your policy and corporate position, you are attempting to undermine them as well.
I hope the “moms” will step up and patronize your establishments at an increased rate in order to supplant the loss of my business and I’m sure the loss of patronage from many other responsible, sane and educated gun owners who feel more comfortable protecting themselves by exercising their 2nd Amendment rights.
Oh no! Not JITB! I ate there a few times back in the 60s and 70s.
I read that too. Do you remember what day it was? If I knew, I could find it in “History” on my mac.
If they have any franchises in Alaska and Texas, they will be forced to not follow corporate or close their doors due to little or no business.
If a bunch of guys carrying weapons descend on a business, a cash business that’s commonly robbed, what on earth are the employees supposed to think?
How about if the same group descended on a Chuck E. Cheese and you were there with your kid? Would you stay? I wouldn’t. Because there’s always the danger of an accidental discharge. Not worth the risk.
How does going out of your way to terrorize people win converts to the cause of the 2nd Amendment?
What will these “moms” say when some guy walks in and starts shooting everyone? This should be a message to all who believe in the constitution to stop buying from Jack in the Crack.
Did they restrict Concealed Carry Permit holders too?
It’s a Private Business. They can do what they want, just as their Customers can choose to be former Customers.
Are they against concealed carry as well?
I forgot one thing. If Signs stopped Crime, we wouldn’t need Prisoners to pickup Litter along the Highway.
I’m willing to bet that more Children die or are seriously injured Choking on or getting Food Poisoning from Fast Food Restaurants than being shot while eating in one.
It’s not the Gun you see, it’s the one you don’t see.
Just ask any Criminal who was stopped by a person with a Concealed Carry Permit.
Your point is taken, not because Guns are a problem, but because we are now a Nation of Pussies who tinkle in their Panties whenever a Gun is even mentioned in Polite Conversation.
We would never have won WWII with the Population of fools and idiots that we have today in this Country. Apparently, if Hitler were Black, we would all be speaking German based on today’s ignorant adoration of The LYING One.
It won’t be much of a hardship boycotting these guys. Their food isn’t that good and a lot of them around here are gang and drug hangouts.
Thanks, I can use that at Starbucks, whose products I actually do like.
Well, it’s still men at the top in most of these corporations, and if they don’t do the right thing, there’s plenty of blame to go around.
That's true. Of course, the ABSENCE of guns might make some people uncomfortable and lead to unintended consequences. Does that mean they're going to mandate every employee and guest must be armed at all times.
No more Jack in the crack for me. Spent my last dollar there several years ago. Food is awful anyway.
Thanks - I’ve seen that video several times. I really like Suzanna Hupp. She subs on KLBJ when SGT Sam is on vacation. She is a very smart woman and really gets under the Austin libs thin skin.
Let corporations state their policies, and let the chips fall where they may.
I, for one, will never patronize a Starbucks or Jack-In-The-Box as long as such ignorant and ill-advised policies exist.
The idiots who run these corporations surely must realize that such policies will never be honored by anybody who intended harm to them or their employees.
Therefore, they reveal themselves to be nothing more than politically correct fools. They and their ilk deserve neither our esteem nor our patronage.
So be it.
How would they know?
I have no problem with concealed carry. I’m fully aware those guys stop crime all the time, and you rarely hear about it in the news.
I’m suspicious of anybody who does anything “to prove a point.” That particular display was cowardly, because it was open aggression not against the authorities who would take your guns away. It was against a bunch of fast food workers and the people who eat there. Bravo. Striking a blow for freedom. Their intent was to frighten them, and they succeeded.
It was borderline hostile. And we might very well have become a nation of cowards, as you say... but it’s not because people are frightened when a bunch of armed guys enter a business. That’s common sense.
Well, I’m not sure I agree with your Premise, since exercising our Constitutional Rights shouldn’t be looked upon as something to frighten other Citizens. I’m not sure that you can assume that those particular Gun Owners had malicious intent.
I do agree that it does feed the Liberal meme, that’s for sure, which only shows how far we have fallen as a once Free People.
I guess it would have been better if they showed up with copies of the Bill of Rights with the “important” ones highlighted for the ignorant.
Back in the 70’s, I had a Gun Rack in my Ford Pickup with a .22 and a .410 Shotgun always cradled in it. I used to drive up to the Mountains and Target Shoot on a whim.
Nobody gave a Rat’s A$$ about my Guns, and that was in Southern California. In the late 50’s, my Brother carried his .22 to School since he was in the Shooting Club and the School had a Range. Nobody batted an eye, and this was Long Island, New York.
The problem isn’t the Guns, it’s the fact that the United States of America is now run by Politically Correct Liberal Girly Men whose sycophant Voters emulate them.
The Country I grew up in is over, it’s that simple. Time to run some Wadded up Panties up the Flag Pole, we are finished.
i agree. i am not a big fan of open carry and i think some of these “in your face” rallies do more harm than good. if a business is forced to choose i believe they are more likely to post a sign banning all guns which means those of us with ccw permits cannot be armed in there.
yesterday my friend and i had a conversation about the 2d amendment but conservatives also believe in letting private enterprises make their own decisions and live with the consequences. just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should do something. in Colorado ignoring a no guns sign is against the law. unfortunately we do not have a law stating exactly what the sign should say and where that sign should be. i know Americans are being taught to fear guns and i know it is an irrational fear but we have to take that into account if we are to change peoples’ minds..