Open Carry Texas is currently demonstrating on Richmond Rd. area in front of the Richmond Ranch Shopping Center.
Open Carry Texas activist across the state of Texas have been in the national news spotlight recently after restaurants have stated that guns aren’t allowed in their restaurant. On Friday Chilli’s and Sonic followed Chipotle and banned guns.
Sonic Vice President of Public Relations Patrick Lenow said of the ban
While we historically have relied upon local laws to guide how we address the display of guns at drive-ins, recent actions required we carefully reconsider this approach. We’ve considered the views and desires of our customers and employees that staff the drive-ins across the country. Accordingly, we’re asking that customers refrain from bringing guns onto our patios or into our indoor dining areas. With respect to the storage of guns in vehicles, we ask that our customers continue to honor local laws.
And a representative of Chili’s parent company, Brinker International, issued a comparable statement on open carry, saying:
We recognize that the open carry of firearms in restaurants creates an uncomfortable atmosphere and is not permitted under many local liquor laws. So, we kindly ask that guests refrain from openly carrying firearms into our restaurants and we will continue to follow state and local laws on this issue.
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More information about Open Carry Texas can be found on their website at http://www.opencarrytexas.org/