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Dear Sally Kohn: I’m Boycotting Chipotle over the Food, Not the Guns

Sally Kohn had a piece on the Daily Beast yesterday titled, “The Chipotle Anti-Gun ‘Scandal’ Has the Right Up in Arms.” In it, Kohn argues that “[Conservatives are] all free-market this and that—until a corporation makes a decision they don’t like, as Chipotle just did in with regard to guns.”

And to prove her point that conservatives are hypocrites (an argument that Charlie demolished on principle), she used me as an example:

And now conservatives are up in arms that the restaurant chain Chipotle has asked that customers not bring weapons into their stores, following an incident in members of the gun-rights organization Open Carry Texas brought assault-style rifles into a Chipotle in Dallas.  The activist group insisted they weren’t demonstrating, but simply wielding their weapons during a meal following an event.  Nonetheless, Chipotle issued a statement asking patrons who aren’t law enforcement officers to leave their heat at home.  “The display of firearms in our restaurants has now created an environment that is potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers.”  Conservatives are outraged! 

Here’s National Review contributor Greg Pollowitz endorsing a boycott:

If I lived in Dallas I’d boycott Chipotle and Taco Bell.

— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) May 20, 2014

Outraged? Hardly. But what follows is outrageously funny. Ms. Kohn took the above tweet totally out of context. I was boycotting Chipotle because of the food, not the guns. Here’s the tweet I sent before I declared my boycott of Chipotle (and Taco Bell). . .

She never wondered why I was boycotting Taco Bell, too? And here’s the tweet right after:

I even tweeted out last night that I’m not boycotting Chipotle over guns:

Kohn ended with, “I’m so confused I’m feeling dizzy. I need a burrito.”

Let me apologize if my Twitter feed has contributed to your confusion and dizziness. As for a burrito recommendation, Chipotle is a fine choice — unless you live in Dallas or any other city with a number of better alternatives for Mexican food. Then boycott Chipotle like I do. 

 

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