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2014-05-19 11:37:07 PM  
I must have missed the rash of legal gun owners shooting up Chipotles.
 
2014-05-19 11:45:11 PM  
Good for Chipotle.

BadReligion: I must have missed the rash of legal gun owners shooting up Chipotles.


The rule is for those open carry asshats who like to walk down Main St. with AR-15s slung over their shoulders.  It's intimidating for a lot of people, and Chipotle is right to tell those attention whores to cut it out.  If someone is carrying concealed no other patrons, nor the employees, should ever be the wiser.
 
2014-05-19 11:49:37 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Good for Chipotle.

BadReligion: I must have missed the rash of legal gun owners shooting up Chipotles.

The rule is for those open carry asshats who like to walk down Main St. with AR-15s slung over their shoulders.  It's intimidating for a lot of people, and Chipotle is right to tell those attention whores to cut it out.  If someone is carrying concealed no other patrons, nor the employees, should ever be the wiser.


In many states those signs carry the weight of law, so a legal CCWer will either have to leave their gun insecure in their car, or not go to Chipotle. I know what I am choosing. I won't break the law, and I refuse to leave my gun in my glove compartment.
 
2014-05-19 11:55:46 PM  

BadReligion: TuteTibiImperes: Good for Chipotle.

BadReligion: I must have missed the rash of legal gun owners shooting up Chipotles.

The rule is for those open carry asshats who like to walk down Main St. with AR-15s slung over their shoulders.  It's intimidating for a lot of people, and Chipotle is right to tell those attention whores to cut it out.  If someone is carrying concealed no other patrons, nor the employees, should ever be the wiser.

In many states those signs carry the weight of law, so a legal CCWer will either have to leave their gun insecure in their car, or not go to Chipotle. I know what I am choosing. I won't break the law, and I refuse to leave my gun in my glove compartment.


FTFA:  A Chipotle spokesman didn't immediately respond when asked if the company's request was an outright ban, or how it would respond if people continued to bring firearms into its restaurants.

It looks like it's up in the air over whether or not it will be an official ban (with signs and such I suppose) or if they'll just make a corporate statement about it and hope people respect it.

Still, if they did place an official ban and put up signs, it would make me more likely to eat at Chipotle's, I'd like to support companies who take a stand against gun violence.
 
2014-05-19 11:57:18 PM  

BadReligion: TuteTibiImperes: Good for Chipotle.

BadReligion: I must have missed the rash of legal gun owners shooting up Chipotles.

The rule is for those open carry asshats who like to walk down Main St. with AR-15s slung over their shoulders.  It's intimidating for a lot of people, and Chipotle is right to tell those attention whores to cut it out.  If someone is carrying concealed no other patrons, nor the employees, should ever be the wiser.

In many states those signs carry the weight of law, so a legal CCWer will either have to leave their gun insecure in their car, or not go to Chipotle. I know what I am choosing. I won't break the law, and I refuse to leave my gun in my glove compartment.


What are you so afraid of?
 
2014-05-19 11:59:31 PM  
Chipotle has the right to prohibit items on their property.

Gun owners have the right to take their business elsewhere.

Now that thays out of thr way, the thread can continue on its regularly scheduled tardfest.
 
2014-05-19 11:59:55 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: BadReligion: TuteTibiImperes: Good for Chipotle.

BadReligion: I must have missed the rash of legal gun owners shooting up Chipotles.

The rule is for those open carry asshats who like to walk down Main St. with AR-15s slung over their shoulders.  It's intimidating for a lot of people, and Chipotle is right to tell those attention whores to cut it out.  If someone is carrying concealed no other patrons, nor the employees, should ever be the wiser.

In many states those signs carry the weight of law, so a legal CCWer will either have to leave their gun insecure in their car, or not go to Chipotle. I know what I am choosing. I won't break the law, and I refuse to leave my gun in my glove compartment.

FTFA:  A Chipotle spokesman didn't immediately respond when asked if the company's request was an outright ban, or how it would respond if people continued to bring firearms into its restaurants.

It looks like it's up in the air over whether or not it will be an official ban (with signs and such I suppose) or if they'll just make a corporate statement about it and hope people respect it.

Still, if they did place an official ban and put up signs, it would make me more likely to eat at Chipotle's, I'd like to support companies who take a stand against gun violence.


Signs don't stop gun violence, in fact most gun violence in the US is suicides, gang on gang violence, and domestic violence. There is very little random gun violence in the US, and what little does happens tends to happen in gun free zones such as schools, certain movie theaters, and military bases.
 
2014-05-20 12:00:47 AM  

clancifer: BadReligion: TuteTibiImperes: Good for Chipotle.

BadReligion: I must have missed the rash of legal gun owners shooting up Chipotles.

The rule is for those open carry asshats who like to walk down Main St. with AR-15s slung over their shoulders.  It's intimidating for a lot of people, and Chipotle is right to tell those attention whores to cut it out.  If someone is carrying concealed no other patrons, nor the employees, should ever be the wiser.

In many states those signs carry the weight of law, so a legal CCWer will either have to leave their gun insecure in their car, or not go to Chipotle. I know what I am choosing. I won't break the law, and I refuse to leave my gun in my glove compartment.

What are you so afraid of?


Well, they do have some killer guacamole.
 
2014-05-20 12:01:26 AM  
Yet they still serve bathroom ammo.
 
2014-05-20 12:01:53 AM  

Aarontology: Chipotle has the right to prohibit items on their property.

Gun owners have the right to take their business elsewhere.

Now that thays out of thr way, the thread can continue on its regularly scheduled tardfest.

I agree. I respect the property rights of others, even if I don't see eye to eye with the person or corporation making the rule.
 
2014-05-20 12:07:08 AM  

BadReligion: TuteTibiImperes: BadReligion: TuteTibiImperes: Good for Chipotle.

BadReligion: I must have missed the rash of legal gun owners shooting up Chipotles.

The rule is for those open carry asshats who like to walk down Main St. with AR-15s slung over their shoulders.  It's intimidating for a lot of people, and Chipotle is right to tell those attention whores to cut it out.  If someone is carrying concealed no other patrons, nor the employees, should ever be the wiser.

In many states those signs carry the weight of law, so a legal CCWer will either have to leave their gun insecure in their car, or not go to Chipotle. I know what I am choosing. I won't break the law, and I refuse to leave my gun in my glove compartment.

FTFA:  A Chipotle spokesman didn't immediately respond when asked if the company's request was an outright ban, or how it would respond if people continued to bring firearms into its restaurants.

It looks like it's up in the air over whether or not it will be an official ban (with signs and such I suppose) or if they'll just make a corporate statement about it and hope people respect it.

Still, if they did place an official ban and put up signs, it would make me more likely to eat at Chipotle's, I'd like to support companies who take a stand against gun violence.

Signs don't stop gun violence, in fact most gun violence in the US is suicides, gang on gang violence, and domestic violence. There is very little random gun violence in the US, and what little does happens tends to happen in gun free zones such as schools, certain movie theaters, and military bases.


I don't think that banning guns from Chipotle will actually do anything to curb gun violence, at least not in a vacuum, but they're taking a principled stand that I agree with.  If other companies start to follow suit and it becomes increasingly inconvenient for people to carry guns in public perhaps fewer people will carry guns.

One of the big factors in the decreasing number of people smoking is how inconvenient it's become to smoke in public.  Combine that with the negative social stigma towards smokers and the behavior is starting to die out.  The same methods can be applied to carrying firearms - make it as inconvenient as possible and keep hammering on the dangers until people realize that carrying guns in public is inherently an antisocial act so that the combination of inconvenience and social stigma convince more and more people to stop the behavior.
 
2014-05-20 12:07:25 AM  

clancifer: BadReligion: TuteTibiImperes: Good for Chipotle.

BadReligion: I must have missed the rash of legal gun owners shooting up Chipotles.

The rule is for those open carry asshats who like to walk down Main St. with AR-15s slung over their shoulders.  It's intimidating for a lot of people, and Chipotle is right to tell those attention whores to cut it out.  If someone is carrying concealed no other patrons, nor the employees, should ever be the wiser.

In many states those signs carry the weight of law, so a legal CCWer will either have to leave their gun insecure in their car, or not go to Chipotle. I know what I am choosing. I won't break the law, and I refuse to leave my gun in my glove compartment.

What are you so afraid of?


Nothing, but I like being prepared. I also have extra water in my car, and extra cash in case I need it. I also have found since I have been carrying that I am much less likely to confront someone over a slight, or to road rage. I am calm because I don't want to get into a confrontation while I am armed, and I will back down even if I think I am right.
 
2014-05-20 12:22:06 AM  

violentsalvation: Yet they still serve bathroom ammo.


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we're done here
 
2014-05-20 12:22:24 AM  
I just had Chipotle tonight, so I'm getting a kick out of your replies...
 
2014-05-20 12:29:31 AM  
Gun ownership in America desperately needs the same kind of shift we had with smoking.
 
2014-05-20 12:31:49 AM  

DanZero: violentsalvation: Yet they still serve bathroom ammo.

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we're done here


I guess they're fine with scatterguns.
 
2014-05-20 12:47:29 AM  
Wheat tortilla, black beans, barbacoa, light red tomatillo, easy cheese, extra lettuce, maybe a light splash of sour cream if I'm in the mood.

Unsweetened iced tea.

Damn.
 
2014-05-20 12:53:02 AM  

BadReligion: In many states those signs carry the weight of law, so a legal CCWer will either have to leave their gun insecure in their car, or not go to Chipotle. I know what I am choosing. I won't break the law, and I refuse to leave my gun in my glove compartment.


Meh. If I can't carry my katana or crossbow inside, its not really "open carry" anyway.
 
2014-05-20 01:26:53 AM  
No problem with responsible gun owners responsibly using, taking care of, and carrying their firearms. That being said: is it asking too much to leave your AR-15 or Glock at home or in the trunk of your car when you're on a burrito run? Doesn't matter if you're carrying a breached hunting rifle or a compound bow - I see someone carrying a potentially deadly weapon out in the open then I'm getting the hell out of there, food or no food. Chipotle knows this and is doing this strictly as a business decision.

Barbacoa bowl, extra white rice, extra black beans, fajita veggies, pico, corn, sour cream, cheese and lettuce along with a root beer to drink and I'm in heaven!
 
2014-05-20 01:44:58 AM  
i'm going to take the same stance with chipotle as i do starbucks: is there a "no carry/no gun" sign on the door as required by TCA 39-17-1319? if there is no sign, i'm going to carry anyway. if there is a sign, sayonara!

the trouble is, people are letting these companies walk all over our freedom by saying "well, i dont drink starbucks. well, i dont eat at chipotle. well, i dont visit store X" when in fact a huge campaign should be waged writing letters and getting publicity that this is WRONG. sure its a business owners right to say no guns. that doesnt make it right.
 
2014-05-20 01:51:14 AM  
People actually pick Chipotle over actual Mexican food?  Are there that many places in this country where you can't get real Mexican?
 
2014-05-20 01:53:14 AM  

Fark It: People actually pick Chipotle over actual Mexican food?  Are there that many places in this country where you can't get real Mexican?


I assume many of the rural and Midwestern parts of the US have more chain places than good local places.
 
2014-05-20 01:58:26 AM  

BadReligion: Fark It: People actually pick Chipotle over actual Mexican food?  Are there that many places in this country where you can't get real Mexican?

I assume many of the rural and Midwestern parts of the US have more chain places than good local places.


I live in the Midwest.  We have our Chipotle, but there are Mexican places everywhere, even in the lily-white suburbs and rural towns.  Chipotle is one of those popular things that I don't get.  It's like Five Guys.  The food is not that great, and it's overpriced.
 
2014-05-20 02:03:06 AM  

Fark It: BadReligion: Fark It: People actually pick Chipotle over actual Mexican food?  Are there that many places in this country where you can't get real Mexican?

I assume many of the rural and Midwestern parts of the US have more chain places than good local places.

I live in the Midwest.  We have our Chipotle, but there are Mexican places everywhere, even in the lily-white suburbs and rural towns.  Chipotle is one of those popular things that I don't get.  It's like Five Guys.  The food is not that great, and it's overpriced.


I guess it is like McDonalds, Applebee's, and Subway. Bland, relatively inexpensive, and consistent.
 
2014-05-20 02:12:35 AM  

BadReligion: I must have missed the rash of legal gun owners shooting up Chipotles.


Not the first time I've seen "rash" and "Chipotles" in the same sentence.
 
2014-05-20 02:13:57 AM  

BadReligion: TuteTibiImperes: Good for Chipotle.

BadReligion: I must have missed the rash of legal gun owners shooting up Chipotles.

The rule is for those open carry asshats who like to walk down Main St. with AR-15s slung over their shoulders.  It's intimidating for a lot of people, and Chipotle is right to tell those attention whores to cut it out.  If someone is carrying concealed no other patrons, nor the employees, should ever be the wiser.

In many states those signs carry the weight of law, so a legal CCWer will either have to leave their gun insecure in their car, or not go to Chipotle. I know what I am choosing. I won't break the law, and I refuse to leave my gun in my glove compartment.


I'm sure they'll miss your business.

Buh-bye.
 
2014-05-20 02:14:56 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: BadReligion: I must have missed the rash of legal gun owners shooting up Chipotles.

Not the first time I've seen "rash" and "Chipotles" in the same sentence.


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2014-05-20 02:15:06 AM  

Fark It: People actually pick Chipotle over actual Mexican food?  Are there that many places in this country where you can't get real Mexican?


It's like Subway, but instead of veggie options you can have them cram every side dish known to man into a tube sock of a tortilla. Of course Americans love the place.
 
2014-05-20 02:16:52 AM  
FTA military-style assault rifles
www.camerontradingpost.com
 
2014-05-20 02:17:29 AM  

Fark It: People actually pick Chipotle over actual Mexican food?  Are there that many places in this country where you can't get real Mexican?


Because white people are still culinarily racist.

One of the things Anthony Bourdain keeps running into is that "poor" people learn to make ambrosia out of pig ears and snail farts.
 
2014-05-20 02:18:06 AM  

Fark It: People actually pick Chipotle over actual Mexican food?  Are there that many places in this country where you can't get real Mexican?

We've gotten some pretty good Mexican restaurants here in Independence, Missouri since the influx of illegals to the area started.

 
2014-05-20 02:22:24 AM  
I guess I can cross Chipotle off my list of eating establishments that will get my business. I typically carry a snub-nosed .38 in my waist band wherever I go. Because I wear tight clothing, people often know that I am armed, even though its technically "concealed" in the eyes of the law. I've never had a problem getting extra hot sauce packets, or honey mustard. Once, I got a free soda because I had to wait a long time for my sandwich, but it was probably because of my snub-nosed .38 in my pants. I get better service and my order is never wrong.
 
2014-05-20 02:23:13 AM  
"We weren't aware this was a problem. Thank you for bringing this to our attention."

Way to go you attention whores.
 
2014-05-20 02:23:58 AM  

Livingroom: i'm going to take the same stance with chipotle as i do starbucks: is there a "no carry/no gun" sign on the door as required by TCA 39-17-1319? if there is no sign, i'm going to carry anyway. if there is a sign, sayonara!


If you really feel the need to carry your gun, why not just go to a Starbucks with a drive-thur.
/Still think it would be funny if someone came into Starbucks with a AR-15 to get hipster coffee
 
2014-05-20 02:25:20 AM  
So, hand grenades are cool?
 
2014-05-20 02:25:48 AM  
i think this is hilarious. someone had to take time out of their day to make an official statement because people were getting out of control with brandishing guns in their taco restaurants.

name another civilized country where this chain of events could occur. you can't.
 
2014-05-20 02:26:34 AM  

Livingroom: i'm going to take the same stance with chipotle as i do starbucks: is there a "no carry/no gun" sign on the door as required by TCA 39-17-1319? if there is no sign, i'm going to carry anyway. if there is a sign, sayonara!

the trouble is, people are letting these companies walk all over our freedom by saying "well, i dont drink starbucks. well, i dont eat at chipotle. well, i dont visit store X" when in fact a huge campaign should be waged writing letters and getting publicity that this is WRONG. sure its a business owners right to say no guns. that doesnt make it right.



Sorry, cowards aren't a protected class.
 
2014-05-20 02:27:04 AM  

hundreddollarman: "We weren't aware this was a problem. Thank you for bringing this to our attention."

Way to go you attention whores.


Open carry protesters do seem like attention seeking little dudes, don't they? I carry, and I love shooting, but I wouldn't be caught dead carrying one of my long guns on my shoulder just to scare people and make a point, especially since open carry is already legal here.
 
2014-05-20 02:31:15 AM  
Chipotle doesn't care one way or another about your right to carry a firearm into their store.

What they care about is losing business because someone is open carrying a rifle in their store.

If I see some dude with a rifle go into a store, I'm not going in after them. Sure, it's probably just someone exercising their right to carry. But I'm not willing to bet my life on it.
And I'm sure a bunch of other people feel that way.

In Chipotle's eyes it's a choice between losing the business from the one person in a thousand that insists on flaunting a weapon and losing the business from dozens of people that don't want to be in the same room as a potential George Hennard or James Oliver Huberty.
 
2014-05-20 02:31:29 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Livingroom: i'm going to take the same stance with chipotle as i do starbucks: is there a "no carry/no gun" sign on the door as required by TCA 39-17-1319? if there is no sign, i'm going to carry anyway. if there is a sign, sayonara!

If you really feel the need to carry your gun, why not just go to a Starbucks with a drive-thur.


The whole point of 'Vigilante Cosplay' is showing off your expensive weapons to civilians and / or perps.
 
2014-05-20 02:32:53 AM  
I wonder what would happen if legal gun carrying, tattooed the fark up, doo-rag wearing black dudes started walking around with long guns in public.
 
2014-05-20 02:34:40 AM  
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Where's the beef?
/is it not economically viable?
 
2014-05-20 02:37:33 AM  

farkingismybusiness: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x248]
Where's the beef?
/is it not economically viable?

My favorite part of the Not Economically Viable man scene is that he is wearing the exact same cloths as Michael Douglas' character.
 
2014-05-20 02:38:54 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I wonder what would happen if legal gun carrying, tattooed the fark up, doo-rag wearing black dudes started walking around with long guns in public.


Would they be in sight of a polling station on election day?
 
2014-05-20 02:39:36 AM  
Murican's love their guns and church, don't ask them to choose one. Ironically they hate radical Muslims for behaving the same way.
 
2014-05-20 02:42:08 AM  

pippi longstocking: Murican's love their guns and church, don't ask them to choose one. Ironically they hate radical Muslims for behaving the same way.


I love guns, am Agnostic, and other than the gun thing I tend to lean left(I voted for Harry Reid and Obama twice). It's almost like not everyone fits into a neat little political packages.
 
2014-05-20 02:42:15 AM  

Fark It: BadReligion: Fark It: People actually pick Chipotle over actual Mexican food?  Are there that many places in this country where you can't get real Mexican?

I assume many of the rural and Midwestern parts of the US have more chain places than good local places.

I live in the Midwest.  We have our Chipotle, but there are Mexican places everywhere, even in the lily-white suburbs and rural towns.  Chipotle is one of those popular things that I don't get.  It's like Five Guys.  The food is not that great, and it's overpriced.


Yeah, about that.  You might not actually know what a "Mexican place" is.  Just because someone Hispanic owns and runs it and they serve tacos, enchiladas and burritos and refried beans does not mean it's Mexican food.

As far as these "gun rights advocates" go, they really are farking things up for everyone else as evidenced by the fact that Chipotle has asked people to leave their guns out of their restaurants.

If enough of them keep doing that in enough places they will only encourage legislators to pass laws to make it illegal.
 
2014-05-20 02:43:07 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: I don't think that banning guns from Chipotle will actually do anything to curb gun violence, at least not in a vacuum, but they're taking a principled stand that I agree with.  If other companies start to follow suit and it becomes increasingly inconvenient for people to carry guns in public perhaps fewer people will carry guns.


That has really got to be the most naive comment I've read on fark in a long while.

/and does nothing to solve any real problem
 
2014-05-20 02:44:01 AM  

TheXerox: No problem with responsible gun owners responsibly using, taking care of, and carrying their firearms. That being said: is it asking too much to leave your AR-15 or Glock at home or in the trunk of your car when you're on a burrito run? Doesn't matter if you're carrying a breached hunting rifle or a compound bow - I see someone carrying a potentially deadly weapon out in the open then I'm getting the hell out of there, food or no food. Chipotle knows this and is doing this strictly as a business decision.


I agree that it's silly and counterproductive to carry an AR into a fast food joint, but what if it's two guys with holstered guns chatting about sports?

Not directed at you personally, but I have this general comment to the thread. I would only hope that the segment of the population that gets scared at the glimpse of a weapon carried by a civilian would get over it.

Just as there is a small chance that a person could get robbed or assaulted by a bad guy as they go about their daily lives, there is also a very, very slight chance that person will by harmed by a legal weapon carrier as they go about their daily lives.
 
2014-05-20 02:44:10 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I wonder what would happen if legal gun carrying, tattooed the fark up, doo-rag wearing black dudes started walking around with long guns in public.


Heh. I think we all know the answer to that question.
 
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