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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Last outpost of crazy: Bring out your guns
It's show time for gun owners who want to carry openly and everywhere. Texas seems to be ground zero for these guys, so it's not surprising that there are two stories out of Texas. First, the Chipotle fast food chain is requesting that people leave their long guns at home or in the car--hand guns only in the restaurant, please. One of their restaurants was overrun with rifle and AR-toting customers who wanted a bite to eat and complete acceptance of the open-carry lifestyle. Perhaps we should consider it. We found out that people being openly gay wasn't dangerous, and maybe it's the same with large, semi-automatic weapons.
Earlier this month, this open-carry group scared the bejeezus out of the employees at a Jack-in-the-Box, who thought they were in for a robbery/murder/rape scenario. Gosh, what would make them worry like that?