AFTER the PR disaster of being asked to leave and / or being banned from Chili's, Sonic, Applebees, Starbucks, Wendy's, Jack In The Box, and Chipotle, open carry leadership in Texas issued the follow statement / policy guideline "Open Carry Texas and other gun groups, whose common goal is legalizing the open carrying of handguns in their state, evidently have concluded that none of this is helping their cause. On Friday, four of the groups released a joint statement asking supporters to retreat from such tactics. "We have decided the prudent path, to further our goals, is to immediately cease taking long guns into corporate businesses unless invited," the statement said.
For open carrying going forward, their new "unified protocol and general policy" advises supporters to avoid corporate businesses altogether, and not to post pictures if they do get permission and decide to go in. "If at all possible," it says, "keep to local small businesses that are 2A friendly." Unfortunately they made the assumption their followers can read. Send Home Depot a tweet at #GrillsNotGuns , let them know, no matter where their store is, that you will not shop there until they ban these men wannabes from their stores.....
TEXAS: Gun Nuts Invade Home Depot
After being tossed out of Chili's and Sonic last weekend, "open carry" gun nuts are invading a Fort Worth-area Home Depot today. The action has spawned the #GrillsNotGuns hashtag on Twitter, where customers are vowing to boycott the chain unless it bans guns in its stores.