Today is Tuesday, October 21, 2014rss RSS feed

By AWR Hawkins

Jack In The Box

Restaurant Workers Hide In Freezer from Open Carry Activists

AmmoLand Gun News

AmmoLand Gun News

Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)-  On May 1st 2014 restaurant employees at a Fort Worth, Texas, Jack In The Box hid in a freezer after members of Open Carry Texas entered the store carrying their rifles in plain sight.

According to the Daily Mail, employees “fled the service counter and locked themselves in a freezer, convinced they were being held up.”

The police were called and “more than 15 officers showed up on scene.”

The Open Carry Texas members explained that they were carrying their rifles in the open as part of their ongoing push for a change in laws to allow open carry of handguns in public.

Rifles can already be legally carried in the open in Texas.

After talking with the police, Concealed Carry Texas members “returned to the Jack In The Box” and posed for photographs with the employees who had hidden in the freezer.

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins

About:
AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America’s Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA’s Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.

If you have questions or comments, email him at awr@awrhawkins.com. You can find him on facebook at www.facebook.com/awr.hawkins.

  • 16 User comments to “Restaurant Workers Hide In Freezer from Open Carry Activists”

    1. scallywag on May 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM said:

      Whilst Texas’ constitution allows its citizens to bear arms one is inclined to wonder about the merits of brandishing them in fast food outlets whilst customers are sanely trying to feed themselves, and suddenly having them along with employees fearing for their very own life, which in essence may have been the real aim of the purported protest…?

      http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2014/05/jack-in-the-box-staff-lock-selves-in-freezer-after-open-carry-texas-arrives-heavily-armed/

    2. Sounds to me like someone is spreading anti-gun propaganda here. This was posted on the Open Carry Texas Facebook page:

      “Today, Open Carry Texas President, CJ Grisham, spoke directly with the head of corporate security for Jack In The Box who spoke personally with the employees at the restaurant in Fort Worth. The TRUTH is that NOT A SINGLE EMPLOYEE of Jack In The Box hid in a freezer nor did a single employee call 911 or the police. The 911 call was made by a couple in the restaurant. We are working to get the 911 call, the police report, and other recordings to find out where this information originated and expose those reporting false information to achieve their anti-gun agendas. Defamation of an organization in this fashion is serious business and we will not allow it to happen unchallenged. Fort Worth Police Department needs to correct their false statements immediately that painted open carry advocates unfairly in the media.”

    3. Joseph on May 6, 2014 at 2:51 PM said:

      Today, Open Carry Texas President, CJ Grisham, spoke directly with the head of corporate security for Jack In The Box who spoke personally with the employees at the restaurant in Fort Worth. The TRUTH is that NOT A SINGLE EMPLOYEE of Jack In The Box hid in a freezer nor did a single employee call 911 or the police. The 911 call was made by a couple in the restaurant. We are working to get the 911 call, the police report, and other recordings to find out where this information originated and expose those reporting false information to achieve their anti-gun agendas. Defamation of an organization in this fashion is serious business and we will not allow it to happen unchallenged. Fort Worth Police Department needs to correct their false statements immediately that painted open carry advocates unfairly in the media.

    4. This was simply a bungled demonstration. The police said that they had not been notified prior to the activity, and that if they had been they would have told the employees not to worry.
      The demonstration was done in an inappropriate, in-your-face manner, which hurts rather than helps our cause. When will we learn that public support is weakened when we act like swaggering, gun-toting jerks? Be respectful, helpful and positive. Notify police of lawful demonstrations, and we come away victors.

    5. TSgt B on May 7, 2014 at 7:16 AM said:

      “notify the police of lawful demonstrations”.

      THAT’S THE PROBLEM, DAVE. It was a “lawful demonstration”, and we DO NOT, AND SHOULD NOT, have to “notify police” to request permission to EXERCISE OUR RIGHTS.

      This is the direct product of several decades of Leftist propaganda gone wild. Time to take our Rights back. If John Q. or Jane Q. Public are SO ignorant of their Freedoms, as they seem to be, we’re DONE as a FREE society. I’ll carry my lawfully held firearm anywhere I legally damned well please, thank you very much.

    6. Chaplain Dale on May 7, 2014 at 8:19 AM said:

      I think the group should’ve let somebody in the city or restaurant know about it. I know we have the right to carry our guns(rifles,shot guns, etc.) In the open in our vehicles and I do but I think it would’ve been better to let the one I spoke of early. So it wouldn’t cause the bad credit to use that try to do things right, us Veterans that fought for our freedoms. God Bless you today Chaplain Dale Stearns

    7. Jimmy on May 7, 2014 at 8:44 AM said:

      I agree with the guy above. I am as pro-gun as they come but we must use common sense. Displaying our guns in a manner that scares people will only work against us. If a bunch of guys walked into a public restaurant carrying rifles (and I had no idea why), in this day and age of Terrorism and Mass Shootings
      , I would worry. I also think people should carry concealed in the city. Let the criminal have a surprise, don’t give away your best kept secret.

    8. TexStan on May 7, 2014 at 10:46 AM said:

      Think people! I am a Texan, and I support open carry, but common sense should be the guide. Circumstances and context dictate, just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Open carry in a Halletsville local restaurant is not going to be perceived the same way as walking into a fast food joint inside the Houston 610 loop. This issue is not that complicated.

    9. To Texstan:

      Either open carry is legal and responsible or it’s not. Bullshit about “common sense” doesn’t apply to any of the laws, it’s yes or no. You must be one of the supporters of “common sense” gun control as that’s the only place I’ve read about it in regards to a weapon. Do you drive your car? It’s legal, but common sense would dictate that you don’t in downtown Austin or anywhere else where there are traffic jams or people driving too fast. This issue isn’t complicated except for the “common sense” approach that doesn’t apply.

    10. Hey! Thanks for not posting my remarks. It might embarass a “think people” kinda guy…

    11. oldshooter on May 7, 2014 at 2:20 PM said:

      Why do you think anyone “brandished” their rifle (illegal in TX and would have resulted in an arrest for sure), or behaved in an aggressive or “in your face” manner? I’ve seen no mention of any such behavior in any of the reports yet.
      As for the couple who called 911 (or even if it had been a restaurant employee), I’d like to point out that the terror which phobic people experience in presence of the objects of their phobia (perhaps hoplophobia here) is, by definition, irrational, and cannot be used as the basis for normal people’s behavior. If it were, we’d have long since killed all the spiders and snakes in the country, not to mention banned elevators and small rooms!

    12. james on May 7, 2014 at 5:01 PM said:

      If you carry a rifle on your back with a sling, that is not brandishing. It is open carry.

    13. MontieR on May 7, 2014 at 6:09 PM said:

      NOBODY should have to ask permission to exercise their rights. This is still America and if you are so fearful of guns you live in the WRONG country.
      Your kind have degraded the strongest best country in the world into a quivering bunch of jellyfish.

    14. This anti Second Amendment balderdash is so typical of the Left. You can tell they are lying because their lips are moving. It is true that a disarmed population becomes slaves to the liars who disarmed them. Simply study (unedited) history for proof.

      Is there some place that we can get a copy of the photos of CCT and the employees?

    15. […] Restaurant Workers Hide In Freezer from Open Carry Activists […]

    16. Joseph on May 10, 2014 at 12:45 AM said:

      You should really try fact checking. Just like we (Open Carry Texas and Open Carry Tarrant County, different organizations that work together for a common goal) have said all along, this is false. The employees did not call the cops, a passer by did. The employees had no problem and served the customers quite professionally. The cops (Sgt. Bush) did say that the employees hid in the freezer, but as we all know the cops often lie, as they did here. A copy of the phone call reporting them is available on youtube. This was a drastic lie and overreaction to a peaceful and law-abiding group of persons exercising their rights.

      From the NY Times:

      An earlier version of this post included
      information from Sgt. Ray Bush of the Forth Worth Police Department, who
      wrote in an email last week that the employees at the Jack in the Box
      where Open Carry Texas staged a demonstration “locked themselves
      inside a freezer for protection out of fear the rifle-carrying men
      would rob them.” However, Brian Luscomb, vice president of corporate
      communications for Jack in the Box, told the New York Times this
      evening, “Our employees told us that they did not hide in the freezer.”
      We have amended the post to reflect this new information.

      http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/nocera/2014/05/09/the-gun-report-may-9-2014/

    Leave a Comment

    • Sign up Ammoland for your Inbox

      Daily Digest

      Monthly Newsletter

    • Recent Comments

      • Chris Rakes: you people are really showing your ignorance by referring Democrats as “Democratic”. there...
      • Paul: Gee he stepped in the way of a shot and was hit instead of the wolf, AT least that is what the report should...
      • Charles Goff: I have taught people who have never held a gun how to shoot and gun safety for years. My toughest sell,...
      • Richard L Jones: Isn’t an “Assault Weapon” a Baseball Bat,,,??
      • Sharon Starr: Great job everyone!!!!! A truly amazing event.
    • Social Activity

    • Most Popular Posts

      • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
    Copyright 2014 AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News | Sitemap | Μολὼν λαβέ

    Win a Russian Sniper Rifle From AimSurplus.com

    Subscribe and receive our emails , the drawing will be November 20 , 2014 maybe you will be the lucky shooter receiving a Russian 1891/30 PU 7.62x54R Mosin Nagant Sniper Rifle and a can of Ammunition. For more information visit the AimSurplus Sniper Rifle Promotion Page.
    Monthly email subscription from Ammoland
    14536048
    15138312