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Popular Restaurant Chain to Gun-Owning Customers: Donít Bring Your Firearms in Our Stores
The Blaze ^ | 5-19-14 | Ap

Posted on 05/19/2014 6:09:37 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

Edited on 05/19/2014 6:18:59 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

NEW YORK (AP) ó Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas.

The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed firearms.


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1 posted on 05/19/2014 6:09:38 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

H0lder approved Fast and Furious actions.


2 posted on 05/19/2014 6:10:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: TurboZamboni

I’ve never eaten in one of their restaurants.I guess I never will now.


3 posted on 05/19/2014 6:11:30 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: TurboZamboni

No problem. I won’t bring my money either.


4 posted on 05/19/2014 6:11:51 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: TurboZamboni

And that is their right.

If they think it keeps customers away, more power to them.

But I will bet hard dollars they find their same store sales trend downward starting now...


5 posted on 05/19/2014 6:12:01 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Farmer Dean

There are plenty of better food options to get an illegal alien to serve you food.


6 posted on 05/19/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

Not so long ago at all Chipotle was busted for having almost 100% illegal alien workers.

They were basically doing NOTHING at all to verify documents.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 6:12:38 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: TurboZamboni

My money doesn’t go anywhere without my gun.


8 posted on 05/19/2014 6:13:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: TurboZamboni

See ya...pansies.


9 posted on 05/19/2014 6:13:35 PM PDT by blam
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To: TurboZamboni

Some jerk starts showing his rod in a restaurant, I’m going to be in reasonable fear for my life and the lives of others.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 6:14:19 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: TurboZamboni

I wonder if they’ll post signs? I also wonder if anyone will adhere to them. I know I won’t!


11 posted on 05/19/2014 6:15:01 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: TurboZamboni

They call it “concealed carry” for a reason. Unless they set up a metal detector or hire some off-duty TSA agents, they’ll never know.

On the other hand, add Chipotle to those “self-defense-free zones” like schools and military bases and keep an eye out for the headlines about some cold-blooded murderer going on a rampage in one of their greasy establishments.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 6:16:05 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: TurboZamboni
"Crappy restaurant chain that pretends to be hip but is actually owned by McDonald's and slops together mediocre steamed burritos where the ingredients aren't properly mixed is, not surprisingly, anti-2nd-Amendment"
13 posted on 05/19/2014 6:16:37 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: TurboZamboni

Did the complainers or the restaurant CEO or whoever made that decision hear of that shooting that happened at Luby’s? Armed people in your business might be a good thing.


14 posted on 05/19/2014 6:16:51 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: PAR35

By showing off his rod, you mean open carry?


15 posted on 05/19/2014 6:17:04 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: PAR35

“Some jerk starts showing his rod in a restaurant, I’m going to be in reasonable fear for my life and the lives of others.”

Like the police?


16 posted on 05/19/2014 6:17:29 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Farmer Dean

That makes two of us.


17 posted on 05/19/2014 6:17:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Sonny’s Bar-B-Que here I come.


18 posted on 05/19/2014 6:18:09 PM PDT by Captain7seas
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Chipotle is not owned by McDonalds. It was once, but they sold it just before it’s national expansion.


19 posted on 05/19/2014 6:20:32 PM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: TurboZamboni
Buh bye, Chipotle!

Sell em short.

20 posted on 05/19/2014 6:21:29 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Open carry is much more comfortable for those of us that are small framed.

You are correct that Chipotle won't see any more of my money. I don't go where I can't carry.

/johnny

21 posted on 05/19/2014 6:21:36 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: gaijin
Not so long ago at all Chipotle was busted for having almost 100% illegal alien workers.

Great, a giant incubator for TB. Have to be stupid to eat there.

22 posted on 05/19/2014 6:23:41 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: TurboZamboni

Chipotle has the right to decide what firearms customers may bring on to its property. The People have the right to decide whether to give money to Chipotle. Chipotle’s decision should make the People’s decision easy.


23 posted on 05/19/2014 6:24:38 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Paladin2

We will. Not follow that law, I guess they. Just told the police to not. Come.

Zeroboy boy has brought a whole new waiver game at all levels. Wait illegal doesn’t mean what I thought. Pffft!


24 posted on 05/19/2014 6:24:47 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: TurboZamboni
I am not a gun-owner, nor am I a Chipotle customer. I do, however, support our basic Freedoms, such as our Right to Bear Arms.

In the unlikely event that I ever step foot in a Chipotle, I will be bearing my Gurkha Kuchuri and my K-Bar.



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25 posted on 05/19/2014 6:26:14 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: TurboZamboni
May the chain's popularity GO DOWN THE TOILET, Texas FAST!.
26 posted on 05/19/2014 6:28:15 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: TurboZamboni

So people walked into a Chipotle carrying AR-15 variants????

ROTFLMAO. If that had been my local Chipotle, the hipsters behind the counter would have freaked out to the point where a thorough washdown would have been necessary to pass a health inspection.


27 posted on 05/19/2014 6:29:57 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Paladin2
"asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores...."

"Asking" is the operative word here. They ask, I ignore. However, I don't think it wise for a law abiding citizen to brandish (display) a modern sporting rifle in a restaurant either. A low profile is always the smart way to go.

28 posted on 05/19/2014 6:30:52 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
By showing off his rod, you mean open carry?

Seems he means (per the story) the guy's "assault weapon". Open carry, a la a politely holstered handgun, in a restaurant is one thing; hauling a good-sized rifle therein is something else. The guy is obviously there to cause trouble, be it agitating for sociopolitical recognition.

Face it: save for very rare scenarios, walking into a restaurant chain carrying a rifle indicates one is trying to cause trouble.

29 posted on 05/19/2014 6:31:57 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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To: SandRat

Never been there. Never will be there. Never heard of them. Don’t care.


30 posted on 05/19/2014 6:32:42 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Farmer Dean

“I’ve never eaten in one of their restaurants.”

ME TOO Lol. Tons of restaurants in my city to go to..


31 posted on 05/19/2014 6:36:22 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: TurboZamboni

And we are all sure that it was gun rights activists who did the carrying?


32 posted on 05/19/2014 6:38:32 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: TurboZamboni

What is a Shipolte?


33 posted on 05/19/2014 6:42:50 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: TurboZamboni

You know, if I were wanting to create ill will regarding the second amendment, I can’t think of a better way than to get a bunch of yahoos showing poor gun etiquette in public places.


34 posted on 05/19/2014 6:45:24 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: mosaicwolf
"A low profile is always the smart way to go. "

Apparently that's why Winchester used to make "takedown" 1894's.


35 posted on 05/19/2014 6:46:14 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Fledermaus

Good burritos.


36 posted on 05/19/2014 6:48:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: TurboZamboni
I would never carry my AR into a public place. Just too in your face for me. Illinois is new to concealed carry and some of us are trying very hard to establish a good reputation. Last weak I was visiting my folks at their assisted living and another couple joined us for lunch. The TV was on and there was something on about crime. The lady commented that she had heard that it was legal to carry a gun now and that scared her. I politely told her about the restrictions and such and that I was licensed to carry and sometimes did, altho I was not just then. I ended up with two converts. I would like to think that if someone brings the subject up with them that they will tell them that that polite young man who comes to see his parents all the time carries, so it must be OK. That is how I think it should be done.
37 posted on 05/19/2014 6:51:08 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Maybe Chipotle's competitors will update their signage:


38 posted on 05/19/2014 6:52:13 PM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: TurboZamboni
We should all send the head office a copy of this to post at their stores:


39 posted on 05/19/2014 6:52:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Farmer Dean

I have many times. They’re good for what they are.

But, if this keeps going, I’m gonna have to start carrying a sack lunch inside an igloo when I leave the house.

Boycotting truly is about the only tool in the box against this “executive action” as was proved by the Louisiana Duck Caller guys.


40 posted on 05/19/2014 6:54:16 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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41 posted on 05/19/2014 6:54:51 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: dangerdoc
“You know, if I were wanting to create ill will regarding the second amendment, I can’t think of a better way than to get a bunch of yahoos showing poor gun etiquette in public places.”

Reminds me of when I was in ABATE and one of our local politicians did not vote like we thought he should. Some of the bikers decided it would be appropriate to ride up and down his street with loud pipes late at night. Yeah, that's gonna’ win him over.

42 posted on 05/19/2014 6:55:52 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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43 posted on 05/19/2014 6:58:02 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: CrazyIvan

excellent post!


44 posted on 05/19/2014 6:58:40 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: TurboZamboni; All

If they don’t want the business of legal carriers, that is their business.

But it also tells potential criminals that Chipotle is an UNARMED VICTIMS ZONE. Look for armed robberies of these stores to rise.

(P.S.- A LARGE banner posted outside of a store saying something like, “ATTENTION CRIMINALS! This store does not allow Legal carry of weapons. It is safe for you to rob!”, would likely create one hell of a stir.)


45 posted on 05/19/2014 6:59:28 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: dangerdoc

Even in Israel where soldiers have rifles over their shoulders everywhere it’s with the mag out and no round chambered. These guys are idiots.


46 posted on 05/19/2014 7:06:10 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: TurboZamboni

I eat chipotle often. I’m not entirely clear why you’d need a rifle since the meat is already dead.

I’m as RKBA as the next NRA Life Member but I cannot fathom what reason to bring a rifle into the restaurant. Handguns sure but rifles ?

Nuts.


47 posted on 05/19/2014 7:07:02 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: dangerdoc

Jake and the Fat man.

Not just a sitcom.


48 posted on 05/19/2014 7:07:33 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

Popular Restaurant Chain to Gun-Owning Customers: Don’t Bring Your Business To Our Stores


49 posted on 05/19/2014 7:07:48 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Repeal 16-17

I don’t recall that right in the Constitution...could you point that out to me?


50 posted on 05/19/2014 7:08:57 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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