POLL: Do You Think Openly Carrying Long Guns at Private Businesses Helps or Hurts Gun Rights?

May 20 2014
by GSL Staff
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As you’ve probably already heard, Chipotle has become the latest business to ask customers not to bring guns into their stores following an open carry demonstration at a Texas Chitpotle restaurant.

The usual “Moms” crowd put the normal social media pressure on the burrito giant and just 48 hours after the demonstration, Chipotle issued their statement.

The restaurant becomes the second national chain in a week to ask customers to keep guns out of their restaurants. An open carry demonstration at a Texas Jack in the Box resulted in the burger joint issuing a similar statement asking customers not to bring guns to their restaurants.

Most famously, Starbucks issued a similar statement last year after numerous open carry demonstrations across the country.

One restaurant in Augusta, GA recently removed a “no guns” sign from their doors after a boycott by gun owners. Open carry demonstrations were not used in this case.

In the last 24 hours many Second Amendment writers, advocates, and legal minds have voiced their concern that openly carried rifles in private businesses are not the way to advance gun rights, and only result in more businesses taking a stand on the gun issue.

What do you think? Let us know in the poll below. Note, results are not scientific and may not update in real time. Check back throughout the day for updated results. Also, please feel free to elaborate in the comments.


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