It’s a do-nothing “scratch the itch” response just to shut up Bloomberg’s $50 million dollar anti-gun group, my emphasis:
Chipotle is asking customers not to bring guns into its stores after it says gun rights advocates recently brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants.
The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed firearms.
But in a statement Monday, the company said that “the display of firearms in our restaurants has now created an environment that is potentially intimidating or uncomfortable for many of our customers.”
A Chipotle spokesman didn’t immediately respond when asked if it was an outright ban.
Just like with every other boycott they’ve tried, this one was a nothing burger as well:
Earlier this year it was McDonald’s (fail). A few months after that it was Starbucks (fail). The week before last it was Jack in the Box (fail). (They tried with retail but Staples kicked Moms Demand out of their HQ; Facebook ignored Bloomberg’s “moms” group and simply said they will uphold existing laws on firearm possession regarding private sales).
Law-abiding customers can still walk in and order burritos. It’s not only Moms Demand who can be armed.