By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- On May 9th 2014 Jack in the Box announced it would “prefer guests not bring their guns inside [Jack in the Box] restaurants.”
This announcement comes in response to a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (Moms Demand) campaign aimed at securing an all-out gun ban in Jack in the Box corporate stores. Moms Demand also wanted franchises to be pressured into banning guns as well.
Moms Demand started the campaign after customers legally carried their rifles into a Fort Worth, Texas, Jack in the Box last week.
Jack in the Box’s VP of Corporate Communications Brian Luscomb released the following statement in response to the campaign:
Creating a warm and inviting environment for all of our guests and employees is a top priority for Jack in the Box. The presence of guns inside a restaurant could create an uncomfortable situation for our guests and employees and lead to unintended consequences. While we respect the rights of all our guests, we would prefer that guests not bring their guns inside our restaurants.
Moms Demand campaigned for Starbucks to ban guns last year after customers carried their firearms openly in the coffee giant’s franchises. On September 18th Breitbart News reported Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz refused to ban guns. Instead, Schultz simply asked pro-gun customers to be less flamboyant in the way they handled the issue.
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