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Sonic and Chili's ban guns

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by 45 for me, May 31, 2014.

  1. 45 for me

    45 for me Oregon Well-Known Member

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    This is in response to some open carry advocates bringing rifles into the restaurants.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/chilis-sonic-toughen-stance-guns-n118901

    They are banning concealed as well. My CHL teacher mentioned that Tri-Met (public transport) doesn't allow firearms, but is technically a private company, so all they can do is ban you from taking the bus. He then went on to say he wouldn't get on a bus without a concealed weapon, and that if you need it, getting banned is better than dying. If you don't need it, nobody will know. So there. Sonic and Chili's suck anyway, so they won't lose my business because they never had it.

    Having said that, I don't think the open carry activists are helping the general situation.
     
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  2. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like I am going to loose a lot of weight not eating at these deep fried joints.
     
  3. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    So where did Sonic come up with this? Aren't most of the customers sitting in their own vehicle? Guess their risk/threat assessment is so far off the "I'm scared to death of my own shadow" chart that they forgot just how bad it could be if someone decided to turn that drive in into a drive through.....
     
  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Sounds like someone needs to file a discrimination lawsuit against these private businesses.

    Though its their right to do so.. Its time for us to get on everyone else's (other various equal rights advocacy groups) level.

    Like anything else, its just a rash and bigoted knee-jerk reaction.

    Until we push back via lawsuits, this will keep happening despite OC'ers or not. Its discrimination plain and simple, especially to ban CHL CC'ers (by even mentioning it in the anti firearms policy)
     
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  5. Rocky C

    Rocky C Portland Metro Active Member

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    The gangs are not going to respect and adhere to these crazy carry bans.
    Neither will I....
     
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  6. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but it's worth the cherry lime aid with going without the gun.
     
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  7. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Especially during happy hour when they're two-for-one! :D
     
  8. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Concealed means concealed.
     
  9. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I don't shop at places that ban guns.

    At gun shows and places where they "require" no weapons but the law doesn't.... Well, let's just say that I'll risk being banned from the event on the outside chance I need my CC.
     
  10. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I used to be an outspoken advocate of open carry. Not anymore. There may be some folks on this forum who also frequent the opencary.org Oregon forum. To you I say, pull your head out of your Clavin. The reason these restaurants are having "knee-jerk reactions is because I too would have a knee-jerk reaction to ANYONE bringing a long gun in to a restaurant!! I might even have the knee-jerk reaction of drawing down on them if I felt threatened. There is no reason WHATSOEVER to bring your g*dd***ed long guns into any freakin' restaurant just so you can blindly try to make a political statement.

    I'll probably draw a lot of ire for this post, but as Rhett said to Scarlett, I don't give a damn.
     
  11. aflineman

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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    So Sonic is banning me from having a weapon in my own car?
    There goes their breakfast business during hunting season in many areas of the country.
     
  12. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I've never been to either. So it's much ado about nothing. Unless I'm knowingly headed for a pat down, my right side will always hang a little low.
     
  13. Soren

    Soren Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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  14. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    If they are then why does Trimet get to have "E" or "Publicly Owned" license plates? In other words registration for free from the state?

    No argument here. I'm wondering if these idiots aren't plants from the Brady Bunch or Moms Demanding Action.
     
  15. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I agree.

    Given the media hype regarding various crazies shooting up people, I would not blame someone who was carrying concealed if they drew down on someone openly carrying an AR or AK into a restaurant. What possible reason would someone have for carrying a rifle into a restaurant other than to do harm?

    Only a stupid person would do this to make a political statement in todays environment.:rolleyes:
     
  16. 45 for me

    45 for me Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I don't know, I was just reporting what was said. Certainly they are affiliated with the state, but he said there were no legal repercussions, as there would be to something like taking a gun into a federal courthouse.
     
  17. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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  18. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    If they are sending "plants" to make us look stupid and extremist as many suspect, then they certainly are not us.
     
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  19. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    Geez, I had lunch at Sonic in Salem a couple of weeks ago, carrying concealed. I probably should have advised them when I ordered to see if they wanted my business... LOL! I dont' have to go back there, it isn't that good anyway
     
  20. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The point is that most factions harm themselves through the actions of the idiots who join them - there is no need for infiltration.
     
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