Having failed to convince McDonalds, Starbucks, and Jack in the Box to prohibit their customers from carrying firearms in their stores, Moms Demand Action has now turned its attention to Chipotle. (Thus far, the chain has resisted.) Its press release:
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched a national petition today calling on Chipotle CEO Steve Ells to prohibit firearms in its restaurants after a demonstration organized by a gun extremist group brought gunmen armed with loaded assault weapons (photos here) into a Dallas-area store this weekend.
The petition to Chipotle, which can be found here, comes on the heels of a similar event at a Fort Worth, Texas Jack in the Box store that terrified employees so much that, according to local police, they locked themselves in the freezer. After Moms Demand Action launched a petition, Jack in the Box responded by announcing that it would enforce a prohibition of guns in its stores, stating that, “the presence of guns inside a restaurant could create an uncomfortable situation for our guests and employees and lead to unintended consequences.” A recent example of this is when a gun owner accidentally discharged his gun while paying for his food at a Chipotle in Utah earlier this year. The potential for risk may be increased given that Chipotle sells alcohol and research from the U.S. Department of Justice found that approximately 40 percent of those convicted of homicide had been drinking at the time of their offense.
This was issued today, May 19. The outfit has now known for nine days now that the claim that Jack in the Box employees “locked themselves in the freezer” is simply untrue. The company’s own spokesman said as much, confirming that the police were wrong. Despite this, the group continues to push the lie. How about a retraction?