One week after a group of semi-automatic rifle-carrying demonstrators rallied outside of a Fort Worth area Jack in the Box, the fast food company has issued a statement requesting that gun owners leave their firearms at home before walking into a franchise.
This announcement comes at the heels of a Twitter campaign launched by Moms Demand Action, who gathered over 5,000 signatures asking Jack in the Box to ban guns in their stores. While Jack in the Box did stop short of an outright ban on open carry, their efforts in creating a safer environment are admirable.
Brian Luscomb, VP of Corporate Communications at Jack in the Box, said that, “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 of our guests, we would prefer that guests not bring guns inside our restaurants.”