A Texas gun rights group has called upon its more extreme members to stop the “going into Chipotle with huge guns and scaring all the kids” campaign. Surprisingly, it hasn’t been very well received.
“We must once again adjust in a way that shines a positive light on our efforts, our members, and our respective organizations,” they said. “We have decided the prudent path, to further our goals, is to immediately cease taking long guns into corporate businesses unless invited.”
Yeah, who would have ever seen that coming, huh?
These gun lovers have this movie-inspired vision that if a bad guy were to show up, their swift actions with their own guns would save the day — and just like in the movies, all the bad guys would miss, the good guys would never be hurt, and no innocent bystanders would ever be in danger. Just like in the old west (where, by the way, the laws all prohibited bringing guns into any public place).
Ask any officer trained in how to deal with exactly this situation what the chances of that are, and then find out how many shoot-outs with actual, real, trained SWAT teams end up in the exact way they want them to. Now imagine a bunch of Texans drinking margeritas in Chipotle and tell me what you think the result will be.
But for now, let’s at least be thankful that a few more sensible minds have taken hold in Texas. (Never thought I’d type that sentence.)