Shooting at Jack in the Box Just Days After Company Asks Customers to Leave Guns at Home
In all likelihood, the suspected drug dealer in this situation probably wasn’t aware of Jack in Box’s new policy on firearm carry inside their restaurants, but it is a little ironic nonetheless.
According to WKRN,
A man was shot Monday night after he says a man approached him and tried to sell him drugs in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant.
The incident reportedly happened outside of Jack In the Box located at 1504 Hampton Street, not far from West Trinity Lane northeast of Nashville…
…The victim was grazed in his right shin and sustained non-critical injuries.
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