Chipotle has asked customers not to bring guns to its restaurant.
The Mexican fast-food company, based in Denver, said Monday evening that it has traditionally complied with local firearms laws, but that "the display of firearms in our restaurants has now created an environment that is potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers.""Because of this, we are respectfully asking that customers not bring guns into our restaurants, unless they are authorized law enforcement personnel," the statement said. The group said its petition came in response to the demonstration by the open-carry gun activists in Texas during the weekend.
Alex Clark, a member of the Dallas chapter of Open Carry Texas, tells KRLD-TV that he had attended the weekend armed lunch at a Chipotle in downtown Dallas."We had all different types of long-guns, some people had shot guns. Their petition drive was fueled by a Twitter campaign dubbed #Burritos Not Bullets.
Shannon Watts, founder of the mother's group, praised Chipotle's "bold" decision and said 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."The statement from Chipotle communications director Chris Arnold said the company has felt in the past it was enough to simply follow local laws regarding the open or concealed carrying of firearms."However, because the display of firearms in our restaurants has now created an environment that is potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers, we think it is time to make this request," the statement said.
The company added:"We acknowledge that there are strong arguments on both sides of this issue.
We have seen those differing positions expressed in the wake of this event in Texas, where pro-gun customers have contacted us to applaud our support of the Second Amendment, and anti-gun customers have expressed concern over the visible display of military-style assault rifles in restaurants where families are eating.
The vast majority of gun owners are responsible citizens and we appreciate them honoring this request.
And we hope that our customers who oppose the carrying of guns in public agree with us that it is the role of elected officials and the legislative process to set policy in this area, not the role of businesses like Chipotle."Chipotle said it did not want its company to be used as a platform for either side of the debate. also issued a similar announcement after it had to temporarily close one store in Newtown, Conn. The Seattle-based coffee company said it closed the store out of respect for the community where a gunman killed 20 school children and six staff member in 2012.
The following rants are written by Eric Harris, as they appeared on his website (filename 'wisdom2.htm'). Who in their right feeeeearrr RIGIN mind would care about that trial??!?
The original source was the transcripts that are included in the Columbine Report and additional Columbine Documents, copied by a reader of this site and proofed by me to be sure the text appears exactly as it did in those scans.
Any spelling, punctuation or grammar errors were Eric's own. ---When there is a group of assholes standing in the middle of a hallway or walkway, and they are just STANDING there and talking and blocking my fucking way!!
You can see a copy of the scans in the Columbine Report and the Columbine Documents (both huge downloads so be very patient) or on this site's CD-ROM. This page explains the various things in the world that annoy the SHIT outa me. Keep in mind that these are just my point of views, and may or may not reflect on anyone else. so fuck off if your a pussy who cant handle a little god damn bad language. And now to get started: --------------------------------------------------- YOU KNOW WHAT I HATE!!? Get the fuck outa the way or ill bring a friggin sawed-off shotgun to your house and blow your snotty ass head off! ---When people dont watch where THEY ARE FUCKING GOING!
Eric's website content, including this page, can be found on pages 10410-10432 of the Columbine Report. A similar rant appears in the Columbine Documents (pages 10356-10359). ---When im walking around in a mall and there is this SLOW AS SHIT person walking in front of me!! Then they plow into me and say "oops, sorry." or "watch it! Next time that happens i will rip out 2 of your damn ribs and shove em into your fuckin eye balls!!! ---When some rich ass stuck up piece of shit white trash person gets in a car wreck with their brand new car! ---When some stupid ass kid blows his fucking hand off because he couldnt figure out that a lit fuse means that the firecracker is going to go off soon!!