After an incident where an open carry group brought weapons into a Dallas location, Mexican food giant, Chipotle, is asking customers to leave their guns at home, reports Time.
The report adds that Chipotle released a statement saying people openly carrying guns in their stores, “(caused) many of our customer anxiety and discomfort.” Adding that, “because of this we are respectfully asking that customers not bring guns into our restaurants, unless they are authorized law enforcement personnel.”
Time reporters claim that Chipotle usually defers to local laws on the issue of firearms in their restaurants. However, they claim they, “don’t think it’s fair for employees to ask customers not to bring guns into stores.”
Bloomberg backed gun control group, Moms Demand Action put out a press release Monday commending Chipotle for their actions.
“Moms are grateful to Chipotle for taking quick action today to stand up for the safety and security of our families” says the groups founder, Shannon Watts. The release adds, “Chipotle’s statement that firearms are not welcome in their restaurants is bold and meaningful – it shows that you can support the Second Amendment while also taking reasonable measures to ensure that Americans are safe and secure in the places we take our children.”
Moms Demand Action has lead similar campaigns against Starbucks and Jack in the Box for their firearms policies. National Review reports that the group has used shady tactics and knowingly perpetrated lies about people bringing guns into stores to advance their cause.
As of today, the group has still not made a retraction for their claiming that Jack in the Box employees locked themselves in a freezer, which has been proven false.