ANOTHER Jack in the Box in Texas Robbed at Gunpoint After Chain Says No to Guns
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We have yet another armed robbery at a Jack in the Box restaurant in Texas just weeks after the chain asked legal gun owners to leave their firearms at home.
According to Your Houston News,
Police are asking for help identifying a possible suspect in an armed robbery. The robbery occurred around 2 a.m. Monday, June 9. One white male subject held employees at gunpoint shortly after 2 a.m. at the Jack in the Box on North Main in Liberty.
In an incident only a couple of weeks ago, a NW Houston Jack in the Box restaurant was targeted by armed robbers in broad daylight.
Jack in the Box finds itself the most recent corporation to have to weigh in on the open carry debate following a demonstration at a Texas Jack in the Box.
Anti-gun activist group Moms Demand Action pressured the restaurant chain to ban guns in their restaurants following the demonstration. The company took a soft-line approach, issuing the following statement,
Creating a warm and inviting environment for all of our guests and employees is a top priority for Jack in the Box. The presence of guns inside a restaurant could create an uncomfortable situation for our guests and employees and lead to unintended consequences. While we respect the rights of all our guests, we would prefer that guests not bring their guns inside our restaurants.
– Jack in the Box VP of Corporate Communications Brian Luscomb