Michael Bloomberg’s star employee, Shannon Watts, has remarkably low standards when it comes to “progress” in her mission to disarm law-abiding citizens. America’s anti-gun Karen crowed like a rooster when she mau-maue’d Starbucks into requesting that their customers not carry firearms in their stores.
Watts proclaimed the alleged “victory” to every media outlet that would talk to her, claiming that the Seattle-based coffee giant had banned guns from their thousands of stores. But they didn’t. They simply request that customers refrain from carrying. Here in Texas, for example, stores have neither 30.06 (no concealed firearms) or 30.07 (no open carry) signs posted. Customers are still free to carry as they please and they do.
In other words Starbucks head-faked Watts with a non-ban ban to get the hoplophobic harridan to pipe down and run along.
Subway sandwich shops have apparently learned the lesson. Shannon had a hissy fit after photos were published in May showing customers carrying firearms openly in a North Carolina store. One of the customers carried an inert rocket launcher prompting much clutching of pearls.
— AuronSuper95 (@AuronSuper95) July 4, 2020
This led to an online pressure campaign by Watts, petitions, and even a recent letter from two of the US Senate’s most anti-gun members, “Da Nang” Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both of Connecticut.
Yesterday, Subway relented and added this statement to their website:
Note the language: “…respectfully requests….” In practice, then, this means…little if anything. They would like customers to refrain from open carry. That falls short of a ban. Not that the innocuous change prevented fellow gun-grabbers from claiming that SUBWAY BANS OPEN CARRY.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) July 7, 2020
Concealed carry, the preferred method of most people who tote a firearm, is not prohibited at all by Subway. The important thing for the gun control industry here is that Watts and others get to claim a “victory” and…for Subway…Watts and her red-shirted horde will now move on to some other hapless target.
Anyone else feel like a Jimmy John’s sandwich for lunch?