I was wrong

Apparently the open carry advocates in Texas have NOT learned from their mistakes, and continue not being helpful in promoting our gun rights. Dallas Morning News reports a bunch of these yahoos recently strolled into a Chili’s and a Sonic toting their hardware – because that’s what you do when you sit down for some southwestern cuisine, right? – and were asked to get the hell out. Once again, they drew attention to themselves. Once again they were magnets for people coming up and recording them with their phones, magazines in wells, rifles slung in the front… Because look at us! Look how cool we are!

This after issuing a statement last week that claimed they were going to be smarter about their strategy. Smarter, my aching ass.

The gun-toters weren’t allowed to dine at Chili’s while fully armed. There’s a very good reason for that, says a Brinker International spokesperson: “Long guns are not permitted in our Texas restaurants based on [Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission] regulation (emphasis mine), which prohibits a business that is licensed to sell or serve alcoholic beverages from allowing shotguns or rifles into the building.” And no pamphlet is going to change that.

Open Carry Texas opponents are asking Chili’s and Sonic to craft “gun sense policies that keep their restaurants safe,” joining the likes of Starbucks, Wendy’s, Jack In The Box, Applebees and Chipotle. That could be in the works, at least at the locally based chain: Says Brinker in a statement provided to The Dallas Morning News, “Given the recent attention to open carry laws, we continue to evaluate the policy (emphasis mine) to ensure we provide a safe environment for our guests and team members.”

To be fair, these incidents apparently happened on May 19 – two days before the Texas open carry groups issued their official statement. But I can’t imagine the message wasn’t conveyed to their members days before the official statement was issued! I can’t imagine, this wasn’t a topic of discussion among the membership of these groups. I can’t imagine these tools didn’t know!

Well, let’s hope they know now. And let’s hope they cease this counterproductive activity, because as it stands now, they’re doing more harm than good!

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  1. I do wonder if some left-leaning peeps are also participating, if you get my meaning.

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    1. I doubt it. The stupid on our side is strong enough without their interference.

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    2. I’m not so sure. I think they realized what idiots the OC group were making of themselves and I would not put it past them to join and reek havoc.

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  2. Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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  3. Gosh, I hate it when people do this. They think they’re such hard core freedom fighters, and don’t realize that they’re pushing us one step closer the precipice where average respectful folks will lose what rights we have now.

    This type of nonsense is akin to someone burning an American flag and saying, “Death to America.” Could they? Yes, they have the first amendment. That doesn’t mean they should. It’s an abuse of their rights (leading to the eventual withdrawal of said rights).

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    1. But it’s our riiiiiiiiight! We caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! And if you don’t think so, you must be an anti-gunner. Why do you hate the Second Amendment?

      /sarcasm

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      1. Yes, the particular person I have in mind does that shit too. When I question open carry/fighting with people just for the bloody hell of it, his jaw hits the floor and he says, “What are you, a liberal?” Moron.

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  4. Still…..it strikes me as at least POSSIBLE that these were some anti-gun idiots hoping to stir up controversy. Remember Michael Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine?” He did something similar and I don’t think anyone would rationally refer to him as “pro-2nd Amendment.”

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    1. These doucherockets don’t deny it.

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