- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a group that campaigns for crackdowns on Second Amendment carry freedoms, has set its sights on Chipotle restaurants, calling for a reversal of the chain’s open-door policy for gun owners.

The group just fought for Jack in the Box to ban guns from the inside of chain restaurants, after a group of permitted carriers brought their rifles into one Fort Worth facility. Now the members are trying to capitalize on that effort, and have turned to Chipotle, where Dallas patrons were seen carrying in their lawful rifles, Breitbart reported.

Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts started the social media swirl with a tweet: “Tell @ChipotleTweets open carry isn’t good for business. Just ask @Starbucks and @JackBox #BurritosNotBullets @MomdDemand #gunsense.”

She also sent another tweet: “@ChipotleTweets If @Starbucks and @jackbox did it, you can, too: momsdemandaction.org … Stop open carry in your stores. #BuurritosNotBullets.”


Ms. Watts‘ tweets carry a bit of spin. Neither Starbucks nor Jack in the Box issued company commands to stop patrons from openly carrying their weapons, Breitbart reported.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said that due to the Moms Demand Action group’s pressure, he’s asked customers to try and contain their flamboyancy while addressing the gun rights issues, but they were not prohibited from carrying in the establishments, Breitbart said.